A fireside chat with Brent Hoberman, co-founder of Founders Forum, Founders Factory, FirstMinute Capital and LastMinute.com and Henry Lane-Fox, co-founder of Founders Factory, Founders Forum Group and Partner at FirstMinute Capital.
We will talk to Brent and Henry about Founders Factory, a disruptor in corporate backed incubation and about FirstMinute Capital and the art of investing in startups.
Brent Hoberman 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.
Henry Lane-Fox is Co-Founder & CEO of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator and accelerator based in London, founded in 2015. Previously, Henry was CEO of Founders Forum Group where he co-founded Founders Intelligence, SmartUp.io and Grip. Henry still remains a partner at Founders Forum, serves as Executive Chairman at Founders Intelligence and most recently, became a partner at firstminute capital. Henry began his career in digital as a member of the founding team at lastminute.com. He has deep experience of advising global brands and institutional investors on digital transformation, emerging technologies and start-up partnerships, working closely with companies such as Sky, Visa, Tesco, Silver Lake and L’Oréal.
Join us, learn from their insights and apply them at your company.
6:00 PM: Welcome drink
6:30 PM: Fireside chat
7:15 PM: Q & A
7:30 PM: Summer party drinks, nibbles
9:00 PM: Finish
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