Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder of Lastminute.com & ProFounders Capital
Brent most recently co-founded the PROfounders Capital
– an early stage fund backed by entrepreneurs for digital entrepreneurs. He is also Chairman and founded VC-backed internet based startup mydeco.com
, the online interiors site that aims to revolutionise the way we shop and design for our homes. mydeco.com is the UK’s leading interior design website.
Prior to mydeco, Brent co-founded lastminute.com in April 1998 with Martha Lane Fox and was CEO and took the company to profit and gross bookings of over $2bn. The company floated in March 2000 when the dot-com bubble was at its peak - the IPO was 40 times oversubscribed. 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 is a Governor of University of the Arts College, London and a non-executive board director of Guardian Media Group. Brent is also an angel investor in several internet companies including Viagogo, Wayn.com, erepublik.com and imagini.net. He also organises the European Founders Forum a brainstorming event for Europe’s digital entrepreneurs.
He is currently one of Young Global Leaders of the Davos World Economic Forum.
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