Policy Advisor

Liam Collins
Alumnus

Team

Alumni

Join Date

May 2010

What I do

Liam was a Policy Advisor in Nesta’s Policy and Research team.

Liam’s work focused on innovation and economic growth with a particular emphasis on finance for innovation and innovative startups. Areas Liam’s research touched on venture capital, innovative models of finance such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer. Other research interests included startup policy and foreign direct investment and innovation.

Biography

Prior to joining Nesta Liam worked as a quantitative researcher and lecturer at the University of Bath. He holds a BComm(Hons) and a M(EconSc) from University College Cork.
 
In his spare time Liam enjoys squash, cycling and amateur brewing. And he almost made the Irish maths Olympics team when younger…almost.
Modern crowdfunding has received many plaudits for how it has taken an age old way of raising funds online and made it easier and more cost-effective to reach large numbers of potential backers. However, crowdfunding can add value in other ways too. This the second of two blogs on this topic (read the first blog here).
Peter Baeck
Liam Collins
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
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Modern crowdfunding has received many plaudits for how it has taken an age old way of raising funds online and made it easier and more cost-effective to reach large numbers of potential backers. However, crowdfunding can add value in other ways too. This the first in two blogs on this topic.
Peter Baeck
Liam Collins
Friday, 28 June 2013
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Read any in the plethora of blog posts, newspaper articles or testimonials about crowdfunding and you will hear about how it has been terrific at connecting people with great ideas to a group of backers who are willing to contribute cash.
Peter Baeck
Liam Collins
Thursday, 20 June 2013
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