Brent Hoberman ( /

Wayra UK - Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street London, WC1E 6JA London
Fri, Apr 24, 2015, 5:00 PM (BST)

About this event

Brent Hoberman has founded together with Martha Lane Fox. They founded in 1998, an online travel and gift business that floated at the peak of the dot-com bubble. Despite the burst of the bubble, the company managed to survive and do well.

Brent was a survivor of the bubble and remained as CEO of Ltd. The company was later acquired by Sabre who purchased the company’s equity and bond debt for £577 million. In 2006 he handed over the CEO position to Ian McCaig, but remained as Chairman and Chief Strategic officer of the company until 2007.

Later Brent started other impressive businesses, like and Founders Forum.


  • Brent Hoberman

    Brent Hoberman

    Founders Forum, Firstminute, LastMinute


    Brent co-founded Founders Factory, (sold in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn). Brent is the co-founder and was founding chairman of; Founders Forum Group; firstminute capital; as well as Karakuri. Brent was a board member of TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian, Shazam, The Economist. He sits on the advisory board of LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund).

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  • When

    Friday, Apr 24
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (BST)


    Wayra UK
    Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street
    WC1E 6JA London

    Wayra UK
    Shropshire House, 2-10 Capper Street LondonWC1E 6JA

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