Piers Linney – Keynote Speaker

British entrapreneur and former 'Dragon' on the BBC Two business series Dragons' Den

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Specialist Subjects

  • Personal journey to the City and entrepreneurship
  • Scaling up your business
  • Technology and the Future
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Innovation and Information Technology
  • Cloud-based Technology and IT business
  • Technology
  • Media and Telecommunications
  • Advising on Small and Medium Business Issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business: Startups and Scale-ups
  • Financing Business

  • Future of Work and Employment

  • Impact of technology


  • English


Piers Linney is an entrepreneur and investor with experience across a range of sectors including technology, media converged communications, and additive manufacturing.

Piers Linney is the Founder and CEO of Moblox, a next generation technology and business tools platform for UK small business owners and is well-known as a champion of entrepreneurship and SMEs and a regular media commentator.

Piers Linney is probably best known as a former dragon investor on BBC 2’s dragons’ den and from channel 4’s the secret millionaire. He has a professional background as a qualified lawyer specialised in venture capital and in M&A investment banking at credit Suisse and was a non-executive director of the UK government’s development bank, British business bank during the roll-out of the £90bn covid-19 business support loan schemes. Piers has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential black Britons and in 2020 he was recognised as one of the UK’s top 20 ethnic minority executives. Piers is an adviser to sky and sits on its diversity advisory council.

Popular Talks by Piers Linney

Personal journey to the City and entrepreneurship

From a Lancashire mill town and failing his 11+ to law and investment banking at the highest level in the City and BBC Dragons’ Den.

Scaling up your business

Business change, growth, scaling up your business and its impact. See Piers’s five factors for growth below.

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