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Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman, Founder

Brent is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Founders Factory.

Brent co-founded in April 1998, was CEO from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn. Brent is the co-founder and was founding chairman of, a direct-from-factory consumer retailer in the UK.

Brent is the co-founder and chairman of Founders Forum, a series of intimate invite only events for leading entrepreneurs and senior investors; 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 a former board member of TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam Entertainment and The Economist. He currently sits on the advisory board of LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), the Oxford Foundry and the UK Gov Digital Advisory Board.

Brent is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a former Prime Minister's Business Trade Ambassador and co-chairs the Prime Minister Theresa May's Business Sector Council for Britain in entrepreneurship, scale-ups and small business. In 2015, Brent was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship.

Brent Hoberman