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Piers Linney, Co-CEO of cloud service provider Outsourcery plc, is an entrepreneur with a blue chip background in venture capital law, corporate finance and fund management.

Starting at just 13 years old when he cut out his local newsagent by going direct to the wholesaler to start his own paper round, which was his first business sale at 16, Piers’ career has spanned a range of businesses in the technology, media and communications sectors.

He is inspired by the disruptive power of technology and the Internet, social business and the need for alternative financing options for growth businesses, and he firmly believes that business can be a force for good.

Piers was recognised in the Powerlist 2015 as one of the top 100 most influential black Britons and won the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Inaugural EY Black British Business Awards 2014.

Piers is a trustee and founder of, a charity developing a digital platform to connect young people with short workplace insights. He appeared on Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire series in 2011 and was an investor on the prime-time BBC2 television programme, Dragons’ Den.