- 5pm Arrivals & drinks reception
- 5.30pm Fireside chat with Brent Hoberman hosted by Pete Flint
- 6.30pm Networking & drinks reception
With thanks to Pete Flint, and the team at NFX for hosting this event.
Brent Hoberman co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, was CEO from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn.
Brent is currently co-founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Factory (a corporate backed incubator and accelerator), Founders Forum (an invite-only, global community of founders, corporates and tech leaders) and firstminute capital (a $100m seed fund with global remit, backed by Atomico, Tencent and over 30 unicorn founders).
Technology businesses he has co-founded have raised over $650 million and include Karakuri (a provider of robotics, AI and automation systems),made.com (a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer with $137m funding to date), Founders Intelligence (a specialist digital consultancy), accelerateHER (a network taking action to change the underrepresentation of women in technology), Founders Keepers (a technology executive search firm), Founders of the Future (a network that identifies and supports aspiring entrepreneurs), Founders Pledge (a community for entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to global challenges), Grip (an AI powered event networking solution) and most recently Founders Academy (a new type of business school for a changing world).
Brent is an advisory board member of LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), The Oxford Foundry and the UK Gov Digital Advisory Board. He also co-chairs the Prime Minister’s Business Sector Council for Small Business, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs, is a Male Champion of Change for The Global Tech Group, and in 2015 was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship.
Previous advisory board roles include TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam Entertainment and The Economist. In 2017, Brent chaired The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying for The Duke of Cambridge
Pete Flint, now a Managing Partner at NFX Guild, an early stage venture capital fund focused on network effect business, Pete Flint founded the online real estate company Trulia in 2005, now one of the most popular real estate websites and mobile apps in the U.S. He was its CEO and Chairman from inception to acquisition. In July 2014, rival property service Zillow purchased Trulia for $3.5Bn, with both brands continuing to operate side-by-side.