Earlier in the summer our Founder, Michelle Palmer, was invited by Imperial's Black Alumni Network, to interview Eric Collins, entrepreneur, TV host and author.
Head to YouTube to watch the full interview.
Eric Collins is CEO and Co-Founder of Impact X Capital Partners, host of Channel 4's 'The Money Maker' and author of 'We Don't Need Permission: How Black Business Can Change Our World'. 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.
Eric is also a brand ambassador for 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.