Founders Factory Paris will design, build and scale over 140 startups in France over the next five years.

    Our ambition is to be the world’s best partner for founders.

    Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory is backed by L’Oréal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC, Marks & Spencer in the UK and Standard Bank in South Africa. Our platform enables bespoke support to every startup with specialist services from a full-time operations team and market access, distribution opportunities and insight from our partners. To date we have invested in nearly 90 startups and created a further 30 from scratch, together they have raised £150m in external capital and completed over 150 pilots with our partners.

    Now launching in Paris

    We are here to fuel France’s startup boom and will be hiring a specialist operating team of at least 50 to help build the next generation of French international companies. Founders Factory Paris will design, build and scale over 140 disruptive tech startups in France over the next five years.

    We run two programmes in each location:

    Our studio.

    • We create new startups. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup.

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    Our accelerator.

    • We invest in existing startups. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support and facilitate commercial opportunities with our investors.

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    Make an impact on the future of technology: join our Paris team

    Founders Factory Paris is building a team of 50 of the best digital operators in France to be led by Albin Serviant, a serial entrepreneur who was previously the CEO of EasyRoomate and invested in many tech and media start-ups. We are looking for smart, enterprising individuals who want to make an impact on the tech world; apply below if this sounds like you!

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    The Factory wants to partner with you

    If you are part of a larger corporate that is keen to work with talented entrepreneurs and have a direct impact on the growth of their innovative businesses, Founders Factory could be the perfect fit! We currently partner with over 10 corporates in 3 different markets, from L’Oréal to Marks & Spencer, Standard Bank and more.

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    Aviva France joins Founders Factory as the first investor in Paris

    Aviva France is the first of multiple corporate partners​. A well-established partner in the UK, Aviva has completed 16 pilots with startups on the Founders Factory portfolio, which have led to 7 commercial contracts. Aviva France will now work with Founders Factory Paris to support early-stage entrepreneurs in the FinTech space, as a major player in the French market with over 3 millions clients and 1.3 billion euros of revenue in damages (2018 numbers). Furthermore, they will unlock major opportunities for startups by attracting local and foreign investment, creating jobs and boosting entrepreneurship.