Today we have Eric Collins, the co-founder and CEO of Impact X Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in under-represented entrepreneurs in the UK and Europe.
We talk about why you don't need permission to start a business or do anything great for that matter. He also shares tips for starting and growing a business.
Eric is also a serial entrepreneur and technology executive who has worked with numerous innovative companies and invests in fast-growth businesses helping Black and female entrepreneurs get the jump start they need.
We talk about the importance of having a positive mindset and why you don’t need permission.
In this episode of You Unleashed podcast:
03:40 – Why challenges are important
05:00 – What drives Eric?
11:35 – The power of economics and the underinvestment in Black businesses
15:30 – When you don’t need to ask for permission
19:00 – Asking for permission vs a need for validation
21:00 – How do we break the paradigm of asking for permission?
25:40 – What’s holding black people back in being the best that they can be?
32:45 – Leverage what you know
39:10 – Let go of small
43:00 – Invest in black women to create an alpha
47:30 – Use data to make an informed choice and bet on black
53:35 – Eric talks about his upcoming activities