- Digital Advisory Board profile – Brent Hoberman
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 co-founded 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 & 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 Rio, London, LA, NYC, Brazil, Hong Kong & Mumbai.