Entrepreneur First is an international talent investor, which supports individuals in building technology companies.
Founded in 2011 by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck, the company has offices in Toronto, London, Berlin, Paris, Singapore, and Bangalore.
Entrepreneur First has had more than 3,000 people go through its programme to create more than 300 companies worth over $10 billion as of 2022.
Goals and Purpose
According to their website, their goals and purpose are: “Entrepreneur First is the best place in the world to meet your co-founder and build a startup from scratch. We bring together and fund exceptional individuals to help them meet their co-founder, develop an idea and raise money from leading investors - as fast as possible. The companies built at EF are now worth over $10B. They include Tractable (a computer vision unicorn), Cleo, Omnipresent, Aztec, Transcelestial, Airbank and many more.”
They backed by some of the world's best tech founders and company builders, including Patrick and John Collison (Stripe); Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tom Blomfield (GoCardless and Monzo), Sara Clemens (Pandora and Twitch); Nat Friedman (GitHub); and Matt Mullenweg (Wordpress).
Matt Clifford (CEO)
Alice Bentinck (CPO)