We're on a mission to power founders to go further, faster.
We believe that by providing exceptional founders with capital, expert operational
support and access to world-class corporates, we can create technology
companies that solve our world's biggest challenges.
We're an award-winning pre-seed to Series A venture studio and accelerator. To date, we've backed over 200 tech companies globally, 45+ of which we've built from scratch in our studio.
We're currently investing across multiple sectors including FinTech, Retail, Home, Healthcare, Media, Beauty, Travel & Ai & Big Data.
Entrepreneurs come from everywhere. Any background, geography, ethnicity, upbringing, or belief system. They are challenging the status quo to solve our world’s biggest problems.
We have formalised a set of Diversity Commitments to hold us accountable to this view.
Our founders have built and invested in some of Europe’s biggest startups
Brent is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Factory, Founders Forum and firstminute capital, a $210m seed fund with global remit backed by over 80 unicorn founders. Previously, Brent co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, was CEO from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn.
Henry Lane Fox
Henry is Co-Founder & CEO of Founders Factory. Previously, Henry was CEO of Founders Forum Group where he co-founded Founders Intelligence, Smartup.io, and Grip. Henry remains a partner at Founders Forum, serves as Executive Chairman at Founders Intelligence and is a partner at firstminute capital.
George is Co-Founder of Founders Factory and leading our expansion in the US, after four years of building Founders Factory in London, Johannesburg and Paris.
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Words from our team
Should Your Startup Consider Crowdfunding?
What is crowdfunding, and how does crowdfunding work? Darren Mulvihill, senior venture portfolio manager at Founders Factory, reveals his top advice
The future of Fintech: How founders need to build in the next five years
Thanks to the rise of embedded finance, even non-financial companies are reaping the rewards of fintech innovation. Here's what the next five years looks like.
My first company failed. Here’s what I learned.
The list of what I should have done differently could fill a book, but for brevity, here are some important takeaways.
How to Build Startup-Corporate Partnerships
Here are our top tips on how to nail corporate partnerships - from the first intro to a pilot and beyond.
A Fundraising Manual For Startup Founders
To help Founders with their fundraising process, we've shared our considerations for fundraising successfully. Useful for those raising pre-seed to pre-Series A.
Founders Factory Diversity Commitments
These commitments impact how and who we hire, what investments we make, and how we strive to positively impact the technology and investment community at large.
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