Brent Hoberman is Chairman and Co-Founder of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator/accelerator based in London, and also of Founders Forum; a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. Brent is a Co-Founder and was Founding Chairman of Smartup, Grip &, - a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer. Most recently, Brent Co-Founded firstminute capital, a European based seed venture fund backed by some of the worlds top founders.
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  • Co-founded, acquired by Sabre for $1B in 2005

  • Advisory board member of LetterOne Technology and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board

  • Awarded CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2015


  • "Brent is a pioneer of technology entrepreneurship in Europe. For two decades he has done more than most to find, support and encourage Europe's best founders.”

    Niklas Zennström

    former CEO of Skype