We power founders to go further, faster

We partner with the world’s best founders and corporates to build, fund and scale ambitious startups worldwide.
We’re live in London, New York, Paris and Johannesburg.

Our Programs

Venture Studio

For entrepreneurs who want to build a start up from scratch. Bring us an idea, or apply to launch one of our existing concepts.


For teams who have a product in market and early traction, who want to leverage our team and partners to scale.

Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from some of the world's most influential companies to build and invest in exceptional founders solving global problems using technology.

Combined with unparalleled access to our corporate partners, we invest cash and deliver bespoke support with our team of 100+ specialists.

We'll help you access the world's most influential companies

Access to leading innovators in the world’s most influential companies is what we call an unfair advantage. Everything from distribution to data, relationships, credibility and capital. We have 11 Corporate Partners across 4 locations globally.

Go further & faster than you thought possible

We're a diverse team of 100+ mentors and operators with deep industry, investment and entrepreneurship experience, plugged into your team from day one.

Our Founders

Nick Torday, CEO

"Being part of the Founders Factory program has been central to our growth and we’ve been supported by great people. It’s been an incredibly positive experience and we absolutely recognise we got to where we are because we’ve had a great group around us to challenge us to think bigger and shape our business. We would recommend wholeheartedly"

Our Offices


Investing in Beauty, FinTech, Home, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data

New York

Investing in Healthcare


Investing in FinTech


Investing in FinTech and Healthcare

We’re hiring and so are our startups

We're always on the lookout for exceptional people to join our team, or one of our portfolio companies.

What we’ve been up to

The Drum
  — 2 months ago

Fanbytes Fund aims to create an ecosystem to support Black businesses and creators

Influencer marketing agency Fanbytes has committed £100,000 towards campaigns for Black-owned businesses and by Black creators...
Business Insider
  — a month ago

Europe's tech unicorns follow Silicon Valley's lead on flexible working post-pandemic: in with long-term remote working, out with high-density open plan offices

"In lockdown we have hosted 2 virtual investor showcases which were our best attended to date, we have helped our startups close approx £30 million in funding, and we have welcomed 15 new startups to our program," Louis Warner speaks to Business Insider
10 days ago

How Bower Collective went from zero to £130k revenue in their first six months

Co-founder Nick Torday talks us through how Bower Collective was launched in January 2020 with Founders Factory, generating £130k+ revenue in just six months - even as the pandemic threatened to disrupt their crucial supply chains.

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