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Brent Hoberman, Co-Founder of lastminute.com, mydeco.com & PROfounders Capital

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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