Anthony Collinson

Anthony was a co-founder of Katalyst Ventures, launched in 2000. As Chairman he helped build its private angel network to over 100 people, raising more than £18 million to fund a portfolio which invested in 25 companies before the company was sold to Octopus in 2007. Now a consultant, he acts as a Director and observer to a number of companies within the team’s portfolio.

He has a manufacturing, operational and general management background as well as extensive small business experience. Anthony was a Director of Porvair plc and Managing Director of Porvair International Ltd., Scotfresh Limited, Irish Leathers Group plc and Holmes Hall Tanners Limited.