Policy Advisor

Liam Collins



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.


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.
The massive growth in online platforms connecting retail investors to a variety of different investment opportunities, each offering different levels of risk and return, has the potential to help people take a much more active role in how their money is managed.
Liam Collins
Peter Baeck
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
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