Eric Collins is a serial entrepreneur, investor, technology executive and host of Channel 4 business show, The Money Maker, which is based on the highly successful US show The Profit on CNBC.
Eric has spent much of his career building the value of digital companies through innovative strategies at public and private companies including AOL, TimeWarner, Tegic/Nuance Communications, MobilePosse, SwiftKey/Microsoft and most recently, Touch Surgery, where he was COO. He sits on the boards of companies in San Francisco and London, including Tech Nation.
In 2011, President Obama appointed him to the Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities.
Eric has been featured in Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, The Times, The Guardian, BBC Radio, ITV News, Sky News, and several other media outlets and podcasts.
He is regularly invited to be a keynote speaker or panellist for leading companies and events both in the UK and internationally. He has spoken for Morgan & Stanley; Goldman Sachs; Google; Paramount; Aviva, US Embassy London; London & Partners; Latham & Watkins; Europe’s largest business show, The Business Show; the global tech festival, London Tech Week; the world’s leading content development marketplace, Content London; and Asia's leading entertainment content market and conference, Asia TV Forum & Market.
Eric is also a brand ambassador for luxury car manufacturer, Audi, and the youth charity The Prince’s Trust.
In 2018, The Financial Times named him among the UK’s top 100 BAME leaders in technology. Since 2019, he has been voted one of the most influential Black people in Britain on The Powerlist.
In his award-winning book, We Don’t Need Permission: How Black Business Can Change Our World (Penguin), Eric argues investing in Black and underrepresented entrepreneurs is the surest, fastest socio-economic game changer there is.
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