Impact X Team

Comprised of the Founding Members, and the Investment Team, Impact X comprises of seasoned professionals from an ethically diverse backgrounds. Many have worked with some of the largest brands in the world. They are serial entrepreneurs, institutional investors, investment bankers and university professors from the world’s most prestigious educational institutions.

Our team of accomplished business leaders have:

  • Successfully managed more than £12 billion
  • Built large-scale companies
  • Created meaningful exits across diverse industries
  • Worked closely with underrepresented entrepreneurs
  • Generated solid returns for investors

Impact X Investment Team

Eric Collins

CEO/General Partner

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 organisations to listed companies including Microsoft and Nuance. He has been named one of the most powerful Black and BAME business people in the UK by the Power-list and the Financial times.

Paula Groves

General Partner

Paula has over 20 years of private equity and investment experience with early stage companies and is an expert in developing and deploying targeted investment funds including: Oakland California’s equity fund, Axxon Capital’s $54 million fund for women/minorities business and Triumph Capital’s $800 million in economically targeted and other funds.

Yvonne Bajela

VP Principal

Yvonne was previously a Senior Investment Manager at Mitsui & Co. and was the youngest investment manager across the 90,000 global employees within the group. There she led over $200 million in investments in companies including TransferWise and Blackswan Data. Yvonne is also an avid angel investor in Europe.

Ezechi Britton

CTO Principal

Ezechi was founding Chief Technology Officer of Neyber, a UK based FinTech company that raised over £200 million. He also started Code Untapped to train the next generation of underrepresented technologists.

Ezechi is currently working with innovative founders to provide guidance and advice on how to build great technology companies.

Erica Motley

Creative Partner

Erica has over 20 years of experience in scripted entertainment, and is an international acquisitions, packaging and financing expert. Erica was one of the first to leverage film in the direct to series model.

Erica has executive produced films and series including the South African film “Vehicle 19” with Paul Walker, Indian film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” with Mira Nair, “Taboo” starring Tom Hardy and “Habana” with Roc Nation.

Impact X Founding Members

The Founding Members are an integral part of the Impact X team

Executive Team

Chair, Investment Committee

Ric Lewis

Vice-Chair, Digital and Technology

Ursula Burns

Vice-Chair, Creative

Lenny Henry

Vice-Chair, Health and Lifestyle

Joe Voyticky

Vice-Chair, Operations

Paul Cleal

Vice-Chair, Impact Investing

Valerie Mosley

Founding Member

Vivian Hunt

Founding Member

Jacky Wright

Founding Member

Barry Williams

Founding Member

Adrian Lester

Founding Member

Didier Lambert

Founding Member

Kene Ejikeme

Founding Member

Annette Anthony

Founding Member

Roland Ilube

Founding Member

Ijeoma Okoli

Founding Member

Michelle Levy

Founding Member

Gardy Berthoumieux