Piers Linney is an English entrepreneur, who is the current Co-CEO of cloud-based IT business Outsourcery, best known for being a "dragon" on the BBC Two business series Dragons' Den from 2013 to 2015. Linney has a professional background in the City and previously studied Accounting and Law at The University of Manchester. He left law to join the UK investment banking team at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, followed by time spent working at Credit Suisse. Linney has since been involved in a number of technology, media and telecommunications businesses as a founder, director, investor and adviser. He was named on the Thomson Reuters sponsored Powerlist 2014 as one of the top 100 most influential black Britons. Additionally, he has established himself a thought leader on the subject of cloud computing and was a founding member of the governance board of the UK’s Cloud Industry Forum.