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Created by serial entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory backs visionary founders with capital, hands-on support from a team of 100+ experts, and unrivalled access to industry leaders like L’Oreal, Aviva, Standard Bank, Johnson & Johnson and Reckitt.

Our Studio builds startups from inception, partnering with entrepreneurs to develop new technologies and business models into high-growth companies. We operate sector-focused accelerator programs and venture funds for early stage startups, investing in talented and diverse founders across industries and geographies.

Since 2015, our portfolio of 300 startups have raised $720mm follow on capital, with 80 ventures designed and launched in our Studio.

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Founders Factory was created by the team behind Founders Forum, a private network of 170+ unicorn founders and 300+ leading VC funds.

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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Serial entrepeneur Dan Cobley dives into the different methods for building network effects into the heart of your company

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