Mr. Brent Hoberman is the Co-Founder and serves as Executive Chairman at Founders Factory. He is a Co-Founder of Founders Academy. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Grip. Mr. Hoberman is also the Co-Founder and serves as General Partner at Firstminute Capital. He is also the Founder and Chairman at Founders Forum; a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member at Made.com, a direct-from-factory consumer crowdsourced homewares retailer in the UK. Previously, he served as Chairman at Made.com. He is a Co-Founder of Smartup.io. He co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009. He co-founded lastminute. com in April 1998, and sold to Sabre for $1.1bn in 2005. He sits on the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund) and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. He is a former board member of The Economist Group and TalkTalk PLC. He is a YGL and Prime Minister's Business Trade Ambassador. He was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honour's List. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Karakuri. He serves as Advisor at Tamoco.