Joe Neale


Joe joined VI Partners in 2020 as a Partner focusing on Technology investments.

He has over 16 years experience as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and operator within the technology and mobile industries. He was a co-founder and Principal of m8 Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund. More recently, Joe was a Senior Venture Manager on Partner tenure track at Blackfinch Ventures. In these roles he served as a non-executive director, board observer or investor in multiple successful software companies in Europe, the US and Asia with a series of exits.

As an operator, he served as VP of Corporate Development for the mobile analytics SaaS company Fuller KK / AppApe, one of his prior investments. As an entrepreneur, he was the founder and CEO of a startup in the travel software sector, which he successfully sold to a competitor. Joe started his career in startup business development at Symbian and was previously the first technical hire of the European team of MySpace.

Joe studied Computer Studies, Media and Information at the University of Brighton and graduated with an International Baccalaureate (IB) from the International School of Basel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is fluent in English and German.