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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 backed by the world's most influential companies

We've partnered with leading organisations to build and invest in transformational new companies, solving global problems.

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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.

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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 $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 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.

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