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Eric Collins on doing business with less travel

On Earth Day Eric Collins shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 showed how business could be done differently, reducing the need for travel and reducing...

Eric Collins in the Sky News Studio

Impact X on Sky News

Eric Collins appears on Sky News to discuss Impact X first global fund.

Variety features Impact X Studios

Impact X Studios Bows With Prestige Scripted Slate, ‘Dumas,’ ‘Baldwin in Paris,’ ‘Blind Ambition’ (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’ Animated Series Greenlit at HBO Max and Cartoon Network

HBO Max and Cartoon Network announced a 2D animated adaptation of “Iyanu: Child of Wonder,” a Dark Horse Comics/YouNeek Studios graphic novel s...

Eric Collins on the RE:CO podcast

Eric Collins is the visionary Co-Founder and CEO of Impact X Capital Partners. Through his work Eric embodies the transformative power of inclusive i...

Harvard Advance Leadership with Eric Collins

Eric Collins is interviewed by Arlene Brock and Patricia Lewis for the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

Eric collins sits down with the Change Makers

Meet Eric Collins. He’s done some work for President Obama, built some of the world’s biggest tech companies, is the host of a new TV show on Chan...

Eric Collins on differentiated deal flow with impact investor

Impact X Capital Partners has announced a £12m first close for its fund backing underrepresented entrepreneurs. CEO Eric Collins highlights the oppor...

Eric Collins on the Secret Leaders Podcast

Eric Collins joins the Secret Leaders Podcast to discuss fixing the race problem in venture capital.  

Eric Collins sits at a desk in a dark suit with his hands clasped in front of him

Square Mile Interview with Eric Collins: “Billions are lost every day in the UK”

Seeking value in under-represented communities has taken Eric Collins on a journey of disruption. The cofounder of Impact X Capital Partners tells Law...

Eric Collins standing outside Bank of America

Reuters: Impact X eyes 100 million sterling for second fund, lands Bank of America backing

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Diversity focused venture capital investor Impact X Capital Partners said on Monday it was looking to raise 100 mil...

Fintech leader Ezechi Britton MBE

Fintech news source compares Ezechi Britton MBE to other Fintech leaders who have been awarded Honours

Ezechi Britton software developer to MBE

The Voice covers Ezechi Brittons journey from software developer to MBE

Impact X’s Ezechi Britton awarded MBE

Impact X founding member, principal and CTO Ezechi Britton is awarded an MBE in the 2022 New Years Honours list for services to Diversity & Young...

The Money Maker wins TV Excellence Award

The Money Maker wins the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Award see link below to find out more

Eric Collins talks about Marshmallow

Eric Collins talks to Bloomberg about the importance of Marshmallow

Marshmallow becomes the 2nd black Unicorn in the UK

Impact X portfolio company Marshmallow becomes the second black run Unicorn in the UK

Turning business ideas into reality

Paula Groves gives advice to black entrepreneurs

Bloomberg interviews Eric Collins

Impact X CEO Eric Collins talks to Bloomberg about supporting under-represented entrepreneurs across Europe and The Money Maker

The Times Discusses The Money Maker

Read the Times analysis of Eric’s small business advice from The Money Maker

Eric Collins, on the closed world of venture capital

Eric Collins, talks about the Impact X mission

Eric Collins Talks The Money Maker

From this month, Eric is appearing on a new business reality series on Britain’s Channel Four called “The Money Maker.”

Eric Collins is The Money Maker

In the new Channel 4 show, The Money Maker, starting (May 4) Eric will show that shrewd decisions can help SMEs navigate the post-pandemic economy.

Impact X Studios Launched

Creative Partner Erica Motley interview on Impact X’s creative portfolio

UrbanGeek – CNBC hit series adapted by Channel 4

CEO Eric Collins on using the power of his experience, capital, network and other resources to help business

CEO Eric Collins profile, The Times Magazine

Interview to mark launch of new Channel 4 business reality show in which Eric stars

Business Insider Interview

Paula Groves, named on annual list of 10 leaders transforming investing in Europe, discusses VC diversity on the continent

Sunday Times: Race In the City

Impact X CIO Paula Groves interview on diversity in venture capital

Channel 4 banks on Impact X

CEO Eric Collins unveiled as host of new prime-time business show The Profit.

Groundbreaking animation inspired by African History

Impact X portfolio company YouNeek Studios developing Iyanu: Child of Wonder, soon to be published by Dark Horse Comics, for animation series

YouNeek signed by Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse Comics is acquiring the rights to publish comics from Impact X portfolio company YouNeek, the Marvel Comics of Africa!

UK’s Marshmallow raises $30M on a $310M valuation for more ‘inclusive’ car insurance

Impact X portfolio company Marshmallow raise $30m on a $310m valuation for more inclusive car insurance

Race in the Boardroom

Impact X CEO speaks to Work Magazine about why diversity in the board room matters

10 Black founders disrupting healthcare industry

Impact X entrepreneur Dr. Amber Michelle Hill recognised as one of the top 10 black founders disrupting the healthcare industry today

Ric Lewis creating opportunities for students

Impact X Chairman Ric Lewis talks with the Telegraph about how he is creating opportunities for underrepresented students

Eric Collins speaks with AccountingWeb

Impact X CEO discusses his strategy to disrupt the monocultural mindset of traditional investors

Forbes interviews Impact X

Forbes magazine holds an in-depth interview with Impact X

Investors must be responsible for their choices

Impact X quoted in article by Raconteur about diversity in investing

Barry Lawson Williams has a message for companies

Impact X founding member Barry Lawson Williams has a message for companies: Find new Black candidates to serve on your board

Founder Series – “Lasting Impact” featuring Ursula Burns

Sustainable strategies and lasting impact Impact X founding member and business leader Ursula Burns joins us for a discussion about sustainable strate...

Venture capitalists are taking an “entrenched approach”

Impact X CEO & Co-Founder Eric Collins talks to Julia Chatterley at CNN about the systemic problems with venture capitals approach to investment

No change in black access to capital in 30 years

Impact X CEO & Co-Founder Eric Collins speaks to Sky’s Ian King about the challenges facing black entrepreneurs

Impact X tells Bloomberg invest for social change

Impact X CEO & Co-Founder Eric Collins talks to Bloomberg about why Impact X invests in minority led businesses

Black businesses are in crisis

Impact X Capital Partners CEO & Co-Founder Eric Collins talks to Sifted about the actions UK Gov needs to take so support Black Businesses

Founder Series – Pivoting Tech Strategy During a Crisis

How and when to pivot your startup’s tech strategy Impact X Principal & CTO in residence Ezechi Britton talks about how and when to pivot yo...

Founder Series – Covid-19 and Black economic empowerment

Has Covid-19 proved Black communities/entrepreneurs need economic empowerment now more than ever? Watch our Q+A session where we discuss this question...

The Times – Access to finance is a diversity issue

“Our job is to put the money out there. If we don’t these individuals and great organisations don’t see the light of day” Impa...

Why so few black millionaires on this years Rich List?

“We believe that the economic empowerment that comes from black entrepreneurship is the answer, and that’s what we’re investing in” Sh...

Evening Standard – Meet Ric Lewis

Get behind the scenes with the Chair of Impact X Capital Partners Ric Lewis as he talks to the Evening Standard.

Top 50 Female investors in Europe

Congratulations to our Founding Member Paula Groves on being recognised on the Top 50 Female investors in Europe list.

Bridging The Gap

Impact X Capital Partners Co-Founder Paula Groves talks to The Voice about how we are bridging the gap for underrepresented entrepreneurs. Download th...

Why people of colour and women founders in Europe are ripe for funding

The Impact X team discuss why we actively fund people of colour and women innovators within Digital and Technology, Health and Education, Lifestyle, M...

Impact X Founding Member on Forbes 30 under 30

Founding Member of Impact X Capital Partners, Yvonne Bajela, has been named on the Forbes 2020 30 under 30 list for Finance.

TEDxEuston – Using your superpowers to make change

Chair of Impact X Capital Partners Ric Lewis gives a TEDxEuston talk about how the powers most in-demand in today’s world are within and worth...

Podcast: Dream 2 Venture

Founder & CEO of Impact X Capital Partners Eric Collins speaks to Shiraz Anwar about his journey to co-founding Impact X Capital.

Impact X Founding Partner in top 50 Female Tech Investors

Founding Partner of Impact X Capital Partners, Yvonne Bajela, has been named as one of the top 50 female investors in UK technology.

Impact X Founders features on the Powerlist

Investing for impact: Impact X is doing something very simple and very radical. And they’re going to change the world.

Impact X Founding Member wins award

Founding Member of Impact X Capital Partners, Ezechi Britton, has been named as the Venture Capitalist of the Year at The Inclusive Tech Alliance (I...

Podcast: From raising over £200m to becoming a VC

The ultimate podcast for up and coming entrepreneurs, host Philip sat down with Ezechi Britton Principal at Impact X Capital and Co-founder of Neyber...

Podcast: Investing in Diverse Founders

The ultimate podcast for up and coming entrepreneurs, host Philip sat down with Eric Collins who’s the founder and CEO of Impact X Capital whic...

£100 million for UK black businesses

A high profile team of investors tell The Voice, they believe the next globally successful company will come from our community.

Impact X Founders talk to the Guardian

Impact X, set up to support businesses run by or for minorities and women, is on its way to raising £100m.

Ric Lewis, Chair of Impact X talks with the Times

Ric Lewis is Chair of Impact X and the founder and chairman of Tristan Capital Partners, a £12 billion property investment fund.

Impact X Co-founder Paula’s interview with Bloomberg

Paula Groves, partner at Impact X, discusses how the company intends to reverse the trend of under-investment in minority-led businesses.