Entrepreneur First (EF) is a place where outliers come together and where startups like Magic Pony (one of largest AI exits of 2016) are born.
EF is committed to helping the most ambitious people on their path to creating the world’s most important companies — from before they even have a company, to when they’re looking to turbo-charge their business. To date they have helped over 350 individuals build over 100 companies with a total valuation of over US$1bn.
EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar and some of the world's best entrepreneurs.
If you’d like to begin your path to entrepreneurship, don’t wait for a co-founder or idea to find you.
Alice Bentinck MBE is cofounder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First. Entrepreneur First (EF) was founded in London in 2011 by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck to support the world’s most ambitious individuals to build their own tech startups from scratch. EF has £50m under management and has built more than 100 startups in London and Singapore. Significant exits include Magic Pony Technology ($150m to Twitter) and Represent ($100m to Custom Inc). This year Alice & Matt raised a Series A investment into the company led by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund.
She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university. She advised Prime Minister Cameron at the Northern Future Forum on startup strategy and currently sits on Imperial College's Computer Science Industrial Liaison Board. Alice previously worked at McKinsey & Company and for the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, after he left office.'