Brent Hoberman is presenting at South Summit on Oct 5, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
Co-Founder @
Investments
9 Investments in 9 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
London
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Person Details

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Brent recently became Chairman and Co-Founder of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator/accelerator based in London. Brent is Chairman and Co-Founder of made.com, a direct-from-factory consumer crowd-sourcedhomewares retailer in the UK. Brent co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009.

Brent also 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 – 2004. In 2005 lastminute.com was sold to Sabre for $1.1bn.

Brent sits on the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund) and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. Brent is also a Non-Executive Board Director of TalkTalk PLC & Shazam. He is a YGL and Prime Minister's Business Trade Ambassador. Brent was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honour's List.

Brent co-founded and chairs Founders Forum; a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. Founders Forum also has an innovation consultancy for top corporates (Founders Intelligence) and a recruitment company (Founders Keepers). It has launched SmartUp.io, a new business in gamified mobile learning for entrepreneurs, which Brent co-founded and chairs.

Jobs (7)

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Co-Founder

Entreprenuer Partner

Co-Founder

Jul, 2009 - Current   (about 7 years)

Founder

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)

Founder

2005 - Current   (over 11 years)
Past
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Company
1998
2006
CEO and Co-Founder

Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$6.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$4.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$4.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$1.58M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2010$3.75M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2008€550k / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2008£1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2006$11M / Series APersonal Investment

Education (1)

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

South Summit

October 05, 2016 - October 07, 2016

Las Ventas, Madrid, Las Ventas, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

The South Summit is one of the leading startup conferences in Europe aimed to prove to the world the talent, the innovation.

Past Event Appearances (7)

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