We are backed by star technology entrepreneurs, and we aspire to be the most helpful seed fund in Europe.

what we are


looking for

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Sector agnostic
We look for globally ambitious founders building businesses with digital at their core.

Geography
We are based in London, investing across Europe and beyond.

Investment criteria
We invest in rounds valuing companies at less than $20m, providing more than 18 months of runway.

This is a selection of companies founded by our entrepreneur investors. They form part of our community of over 45 top technology founders, including 29 founders of billion dollar technology businesses, and strategic family offices.

Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman

Executive Chairman, General Partner

Brent Hoberman is Chairman and co-founder of Founders Factory, a multi-sector incubator/accelerator based in London and backed by global corporates. He is also co-founder of Founders Forum,​ a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow.


Brent is a co-founder and was founding Chairman of Smartup, Grip & Made.com, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer. Brent co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, took it public in 2000, and exited to Sabre for $1.1bn in 2005.

Technology businesses he​ has co-​founded have raised over $500m.

Brent sits on the Board of The Economist, the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund) and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. Brent was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship in the 2015 New Year's Honour's List.

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Boards and Advisory Boards (past and present)

previous


investments

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Either as an angel investor, or as a General Partner in a prior seed fund

team

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BRENT HOBERMAN
Executive Chairman
General Partner
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Spencer Crawley
Head of Investments
General Partner
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Henry Lane Fox
Partner
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Lina Wenner
Investment Associate
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Elliot O'Connor
Analyst
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Camilla Mazzolini
Analyst
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Tommy Stadlen
Venture Partner
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Steve Crossan
Venture Partner
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Anaïs Benazet
Head of Community

advisory committee

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Mattias Ljungman
Atomico
Co-Founder
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Hanzade Doğan Boyner
Dogan Online
Chairwoman
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Pete Flint
Trulia
Co-Founder
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Jean-Francois Decaux
JCDecaux
Co-CEO
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Jonnie Goodwin
Lepe Partners
Founder and CEO
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we are hiring

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We are hiring an extraordinary team.

If you have uncommon common sense, put the “awe” into “some”, and are the “extra” part of “ordinary”, then apply below. Puns not necessary. Sense of adventure and curiosity are.

Apply now

Northcliffe House,
Young Street,
London
W8 5EH

team@firstminute.capital