Technology and communications entrepreneur Piers Linney has announced that he will be leaving the Dragons' Den.
He will now focus more on his tech business, tech investment and work related to enterprise, diversity and inclusion such as his not-for-profit website, workinsight.org.
During his two years in the Den, Linney has sat in on more than 200 pitches and secured nine deals including tech start-up Lost My Name, a children’s storytelling platform, which received a £2.5 million valuation, the highest the show has ever seen.
Linney commented: “It has been a great experience and a pleasure to share to share with millions of viewers the growing importance of digital innovation and how the technology and creative sectors are making their profound marks on the evolving landscape of British business.”
David Williams, creative director, BBC Entertainment North, said: “Piers Linney has been an inspiration on the programme, his entrepreneurial expertise from the world oh technology will be missed in the Den and we wish him continued success in his future ventures.”