Piers Linney

Tech entrepreneur and Dragons' Den panelist

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Piers Linney started his first business when he was thirteen and, although he always wanted to be his own boss, began his career in law and finance. Pier's can now be seen as one of the Dragon investors on BBC's The Dragon's Den.

Piers went on to read Accounting and Law at the University of Manchester and qualified as a solicitor in the City of London in 1997, specialising in venture capital. He then worked in mergers and acquisitions at Credit Suisse.
Piers left the City in 2000 to start an Internet business and has since been involved in a wide range of businesses across technology, media and telecommunications as a founder, investor and adviser.

In April 2007, with his business partner, he led the buyout of a mobile voice and data reseller, which became the sector leader. Through four acquisitions, a Cloud hosting company was created and the mobile business was sold in 2011 to focus on the Cloud opportunity. Outsourcery was floated on the Alternative Investment Market in May 2013.

Piers Linney has been recognised as one of the top 100 most influential black Britons. He lives in central London and supports a range of charities.


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