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Created by serial entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman & Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory backs visionary founders with capital, hands-on support from a team of 100+ experts, and unrivalled access to a coalition of industry leaders and global brands.

We operate with a deep sector-focus, partnering with talented and diverse founders shaping the future of their industry.

Since 2015, we've built and backed 300+ startups globally.

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Perlego’s mission is to make online learning affordable for all. It provides students and professionals with unlimited access to a giant digital library of academic and business eBooks.

Raised $65m

Sector EdTech

Shop Circle acquires and grows the best e-commerce apps

Raised $65m

Sector Home/Hygiene


Raised $59.6m

Sector Travel

Storyblok is a Headless & API-based CMS as a Service. A CMS for editors - Structured data for developers.

Raised $47m

Sector Media

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Pavlo & Sam, Co-founders

"The Founders Factory accelerator helped us launch our product in the market, and provided outstanding support with performance and lifecycle marketing. The team also helped us develop our investor story and made some important introductions to angels and funds. The approach of Founders Factory is bespoke to each startup, and we highly recommend the experience to Founders looking to make an impact. "

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We unlock significant value from our network of investors, partners and founders. To date, our portfolio has raised $720m+ from a roster of notable funds - including Coatue, Forerunner, NfX & Tencent.

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