Brent co-founded PROfounders Capital last year â€“ an early stage fund backed by entrepreneurs for digital entrepreneurs. He is also chairman and founded VC-backed internet based startup, mydeco, the online interiors site that aims to revolutionise the way we shop and design for our homes. mydeco.com is the UKâ€™s leading interior design website and has just launched in the US. This year mydeco, Jaina Capital and PROfounders teamed up to launch made.com, of which Brent is chairman. made.com is a direct from factory consumer homewares retailer in the UK. Prior to mydeco, Brent co-founded lastminute.com in April 1998. He was CEO from its inception and the team took the company to profit and gross bookings of over $2bn. lastminute.com acquired 14 businesses after the IPO to supplement the annual growth of the core brand which was over 100% from 1998 â€“ 2004. In 2005 lastminute.com was sold to Sabre for $1.1bn. Brentâ€™s leading industry role has been recognised by several organisations -these include: Time Magazineâ€™s â€œTop 25 European digital leadersâ€, Revolutionâ€™s â€œInternet Person of the Yearâ€ and the Institute of Travel Tourism (ITT) â€œTravel Business Person of the Yearâ€. Brent is a Governor of University of the Arts College, London and a nonexecutive board director of Guardian Media Group, TalkTalk plc and Time Out Group. He is also a YGL.