Daniel Bower is a product manger and entrepreneur originally from Birmingham, UK.
He studied Politics and Economics at the University of Manchester before moving to London in 2006.
In 2008, along with Duncan Jennings, Max Jennings and Richard Foister he founded VoucherCodes which grew into Europe’s largest online coupon business. In 2011 VoucherCodes was sold to RetailMeNot, Inc. of Austin Texas where he took on responsibility for product management for all of their European businesses. RetailMeNot had its IPO on the NASDAQ in the summer of July 2013.
In 2015 the same team launched Hoop, a platform that connected families with local activity organisers. Hoop was twice voted an ‘App of the Year’ by Apple. It was installed over 1.5M times and its tools were used by over 5,000 small businesses to manage schedules, handle bookings and take payment. Hoop was closed in the summer of 2020.
He is currently studying towards a master’s degree in Digital Economy at King’s College London. His research interests include labour platforms, platform regulation, interoperability and kill zones.
In his spare time Daniel is a keen runner, and organises Hackney’s junior parkrun every Sunday in London Fields. He also sits on the board of Picfair, a licensing platform for photography, and has made a handful of other angel investments.
He blogs around once a week on topics as varied as politics, economics, product management, technology and startups.
He lives in Hackney with his partner and son.