Eric Collins

Eric is a serial entrepreneur and has served on boards and in the C-Suite of fast growth technology companies since 2001. Eric’s experiences include AI, SaaS based, mobile and health technology companies. He has helped sell organizations to listed companies including Microsoft and Nuance. In 2011, Eric was appointed by President Obama to the Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities and as an evaluator for White House Fellow applicants. Since then, the FT has placed Eric among the UK’s top 100 BAME leaders in technology and he has been included in The Power List as one of the most influential Black people in Britain. Eric has also appeared on Radio 4 and Sky News and in the FT, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg, Guardian, The Times and Sunday Times and hosts Channel 4’s award-winning business reality series, The Money Maker. His recent book, “We Don’t Need Permission,” focuses on the power of investing in under-represented entrepreneurs. Mr. Collins brings to Vital Wave tremendous talent and experience in company growth through innovation and acquisition.