Brent Hoberman

Co-Founder, PROfounders Capital, Chairman, made.com & Founder & Chairman, mydeco.com

Brent co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009 – an early stage fund backed by entrepreneurs for digital entrepreneurs.  He is Chairman/cofounder of made.com, a direct-from-factory consumer crowd-sourced homewares retailer in the UK.        

Most recently alongside PROfounders Capital he joined the board of easyCar.com (person-to-person car sharing).  Brent cofounded lastminute.com in April 1998.  He was CEO from its inception and the team took the company to profit and gross bookings of over $2bn.  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 on the ICA Council and a Non- Executive Board Director of Guardian Media Group, TalkTalk PLC, Time Out Group & Shazam.  Brent also sits on the UK Government Digital Advisory Board, is a Senior Advisor to Lepe Partners, a YGL, a UK Business Trade Ambassador and a Fellow (Governor) of Eton College. 

Brent also co-founded Founders Forum in 2005, a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow which currently take place in London, LA, NYC, Hong Kong, Rio & Mumbai.