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Brent is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Forum, Founders Factory, and firstminute capital, a $100m seed fund with global remit. Previously, Brent co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, was CEO from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre for $1.1bn.
Brent is an Advisory Board Member of The Oxford Foundry, The Royal Academy and the UK Gov Digital Advisory Board. He also co-chairs the Prime Minister’s Business Sector Council for Small Business, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs, is a Male Champion of Change for The Global Tech Group, and in 2015 was awarded a CBE for services to entrepreneurship. Previous advisory board roles include LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund), TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam Entertainment and The Economist. In 2017, Brent chaired The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying for The Duke of Cambridge.