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 The Times, The Guardian, Sky News, Bloomberg, CNN, and several other media outlets.
He is also a regular speaker and a brand ambassador for Audi, and The Prince’s Trust. In 2018, The Financial Times named him among the UK’s top 100 BAME leaders in technology. Since 2019 Eric has been voted one of the most influential black people in Britain on The Powerlist.
In his debut 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.