Founder & CEO, The Crowdfunding Centre

Barry is a thought-leader, champion of entrepreneurs and innovators and among the world's most respected champions of Crowdfunding. He founded and the Crowd Data Center and is editor and lead author of the quarterly 'The State of the Crowdfunding Nation' report based on its data. He was instrumental in forming and leading the UK's Westminster Crowdfunding Forum which informs UK parliamentarians.

In August 2014 he founded The Crowd Research Network and was appointed Visiting Fellow at the University of Portsmouth Business Schools, a leading centre for research into the economics of the crowd.

He is a visionary 'instigator', inspirational speaker, conference convenor and prolific writer with a background and ongoing career as a leading technologist and successful tech entrepreneur currently as CEO and co-founder of AngelRevolutions the cloud and mobile technology company and an award winning innovator with technology patents granted in the UK, USA & internationally, over a career spanning more than three decades.

He's founder of UKCrowdfundingWeek and the Crowdfunding: Deep Impact Conference as well as The Social Foundation and a regular columnist for RealBusiness and CrowdfundInsider and is a frequent speaker and visiting lecturer on Crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, and innovation. 

He holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology and Mathematics from Lancaster University and his interest include 'disruption', the co-evolution of the Internet with society globally, citizen entrepreneurship and the move to a new, open, collaborative, economy:  collaborative capitalism.