Piers Linney Wiki, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, entrepreneurship, Net Worth

Piers Linney

Piers Linney Biography

Piers Linney is a British businessman and investor with a professional background in the City. Piers has been recognised as one of the top 100 Black Britons and is known as a champion of entrepreneurship and growth businesses.

He was the Co-CEO and owner of Genesis Communications and was the co-CEO of cloud-based IT business Outsourcery. He is best known for being a “dragon” on the BBC Two business series Dragons’ Den from 2013 to 2015.

Piers Linney Age

Linney was born on 15th February 1971, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

Piers Linney Height

Piers stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Piers Linney Education

Linney studied Accounting and Law at The University of Manchester, and subsequently qualified as a solicitor with SJ Berwin.

Piers Linney Nationality

Linney is a British Nationality.

Piers Linney Parents

Linney was born to Derek and Norma Linney.

Piers Linney Siblings

Piers Linney lives a low profile life, due to that, he has not revealed his siblings’ details.

Piers Linney Wife

Linney is married to his wife Tara Bishop. Linney and Bishop were divorced in 2018.

Piers Linney Children

Piers and his wife Tara Bishop have two children, Tiger and Electra.

Piers Linney Entrepreneurship

Linney is a Non Executive Director of the UK government-owned development bank, British Business Bank, which has facilitated over £12 billion of financing for UK small and medium-sized businesses and also operates the StartUp Loan Company and British Patient Capital, a £2.5bn fund launched in 2018.

Piers is also content creator and public speaker focused on supporting entrepreneurs with ambitions to start-up or grow their businesses as part of his #ScaleUp initiative. He worked in investment banking, first at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, followed by Credit Suisse. Linney left banking in 2000 to start an internet business and has since been involved in a number of technology, media and telecommunications businesses.

After becoming the CEO of a corporate finance boutique, Linney specialised in technology venture capital and securing structured equity and debt finance from US hedge funds for small and mid-cap listed companies. Linney became a partner in a €90 million alternative investment fund providing structured debt and equity financing to small cap public companies.

Linney was a founding member of the Governance Board of the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum and has made appearance in the media to discuss the benefits of cloud computing. In 2014, Linney joined the Cabinet Office SME Panel, advising on small and medium business issues. Linney established the now defunct not-for-profit organisation workinsight.org, a national digital platform that connects young people to local employers.

Linney joined the panel on the BBC Two television series Dragons’ Den in 2013, along with fellow new dragon Kelly Hoppen beginning in the eleventh series. In January 2015, Linney announced that he would be departing from the show at the end of series twelve, in order to focus on various other projects.

Linney was named in the top 20 of Financial Times’ list of the ‘Top 100 minority ethnic leaders in technology in November 2018.’ In 2018 he was also named in the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business and was named in the FT as one of the top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech.

Piers Linney Salary

Piers earns an estimated salary of USD 500,000.

Piers Linney Net Worth

Linney net worth is estimated to be USD 100 million.

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