- Digital Advisory Board profile – Brent Hoberman
Brent co-founded PROfounders Capital in 2009 – an early stage fund backed by entrepreneurs for digital entrepreneurs. He also founded and is Chairman of mydeco.com, the online interiors site that aims to revolutionise the way we shop and design for our homes and is Chairman 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 to help with its launch of person-to-person car sharing.
Prior to mydeco.com, 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 a Governor of University of the Arts College London, is on the ICA Council and a Non- Executive Board Director of Guardian Media Group, TalkTalk PLC and Time Out Group. He is also a Young Global Leader and UK Business Trade Ambassador.