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Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman, Founder

Brent co-founded in April 1998, was CEO from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn.

Brent is currently the co-founder and chairman of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator and accelerator, and also of Founders Forum, an invite-only global community of founders, corporates and tech leaders.

He also co-founded firstminute capital, a pan-European $100m seed fund, backed by Atomico, Tencent and over 30 unicorn founders - as well as Karakuri, a provider of robotics, AI and automation systems

Brent is the co-founder, and was founding chairman, of, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer with $137m funding to date.

Technology businesses he has co-founded have raised over $650m.

Brent co-chairs the Prime Minister's Business Sector Council for entrepreneurship, scale-ups and small business. In 2015 Brent was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship.

Brent Hoberman