Simon Mark Collins
Executive Chairman , Backstageplay Inc.
Simon Collins is an investor focused on the development and growth of new gaming opportunities. He has a 25-year track record of launching and building valuable igaming brands. Simon was a co-founder of Foxy Bingo owner Cashcade Ltd prior to its sale to bwin.party for £96m in July 2009, going on to become managing partner of bwin.party-backed investment fund New Game Capital. He then launched mobile gaming start-up Gaming Realms plc with his fellow Cashcade founders. Following the sale of its real-money subsidiary in 2019, he joined News UK as MD, Betting & Gaming, where he oversaw the development and growth of brands including Dream Team, Sun Bingo, and Sun Racing. Since departing the role in early 2021, he has been working on new investment opportunities.