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.
Words from our team
Reinventing the gig economy: Shepper, a blueprint for future founders
Founder Carl August Ameln reveals how he hopes Shepper will change the roadmap for gig economy platforms
Building Impact Startups: How to authentically address sustainability challenges
What steps can you take to ensure the impact your startup has is genuine and impactful?
Why we're investing in the Circular Economy
Founders Factory investor Michelle Wilk explains why we're backing startups in rental, refill, and resale