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 a global network of corporates, investors and entrepreneurs, founders can build and scale faster.
We're a diverse team of founders, operators, industry experts and investors
We're a global team with all the expertise founders need, covering product, tech, design, growth, brand, talent, finance and partnerships.
We're an award-winning pre-seed to Series A venture studio and accelerator. To date, we've backed over 200 tech companies globally, 60+ of which we've built from scratch in our studio.
We're currently investing across multiple sectors including healthcare, climate, democratised finance and emerging Web3 technology.
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 $315m seed fund backed by over 120 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.
We were born out of the worldwide network of Founders Family companies
Private network of 170+ unicorn founders and 300+ leading VC funds
$315m seed fund backed by over 120 unicorn founders
Entrepreneurs pledging >£3B to social impact
Digital Executive Recruitment placing talent at the world's most innovative companies
Words from our team and founders
Growth vs Cash Runway—What should I prioritise?
We put this very timely question to NFX's Pete Flint, Pleo's Jeppe Rindom, and our own CEO Henry Lane Fox
Small Business Grants: A Guide for Startup Founders
Considering alternative forms of funding? Check out our definitive guide to startup grant funding
Network effects: ClearScore & Salary Finance co-founder Dan Cobley on building the ultimate startup defence strategy
Serial entrepeneur Dan Cobley dives into the different methods for building network effects into the heart of your company