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 a diverse team of 100+ founders, operators, industry experts and investors

Having worked with nearly 200 startups across all stages, we know what it takes for you to succeed.

We're backed by the world's most influential companies

We've received investment from leading corporates to build and invest in transformational new companies, solving global problems.

Our Investments

We're an award-winning pre-seed to Series A venture studio and accelerator. To date, we've backed almost 200 tech companies globally, 35+ of which we've built from scratch in our studio.

We're currently investing in Beauty, FinTech, Home, Healthcare, Media, Retail, Travel & Ai & Big Data.

Our Commitment

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 Hoberman

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 Northcott

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.

Join Our Team

We’re always on the lookout for exceptional people to join us.

Words from our team

practical advice

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

trends

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.

founder stories

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.

practical advice

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.

practical advice

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.

factory news

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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