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Executives

12

Board of Directors

2

Founders Factory Board of Directors

2 Board of directors

Founders Factory has 2 board of directors, including Brent Hoberman.

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Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman has agreed to serve as a director of Avanti Acquisition Corp. Mr. Hoberman is co-founder and executive chairman of Founders Factory, a corporate-backed venture studio and accelerator (since 2015); Founders Forum, a global community of founders, corporates and tech leaders (since 2006); and firstminute capital, a $100 million seed fund with global remit, backed by Atomico, Tencent and over 30 unicorn founders (since 2017). Previously, Mr. Hoberman co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, of which he served as the chief executive officer from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre based on an equity value of $1.0 billion. Mr. Hoberman has co-founded technology businesses that include Karakuri, a provider of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation systems; made.com, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer; PROfounders Capital, Founders Intelligence, an entrepreneur-powered consultancy; accelerateHER, a network taking action to change the underrepresentation of women in technology; Founders Keepers, a technology executive search firm; Founders of the Future, a network that identifies and supports aspiring entrepreneurs; Founders Pledge, a community for entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to global challenges; Grip.events, an artificial intelligence powered event networking solution; and most recently Founders Academy, a new type of business school for a changing world. Mr. Hoberman is chairman of the Karakuri board and sits on the advisory boards of The Royal Academy, the Government Digital Service, the WEF Digital Europe Group and the Imperial College Innovation Fund. He is also a Male Champion of Change for The Global Tech Group, and was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to entrepreneurship in 2015. Previously, Mr. Hoberman was Chairman of the Oxford Foundry advisory board from its inception, co-chaired the Prime Minister’s Theresa May and Boris Johnson, Business Sector Council for Small Business, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs, chaired The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying for The Duke of Cambridge, and further former advisory board roles include LetterOne Technology, a $16 billion investment fund, TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam Entertainment and The Economist.

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Tamir Meiri

Tamir is tasked with leading supporting the investment process in Israel and Europe, working closely with JJDC and J&J stakeholders on developing and executing investment transactions across J&J’s sectors. Tamir's main focus is Medical Devices, Digital Technologies and Consumer products. Tamir has a B.Sc in Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University and has extensive background in Bio-Medical engineering and entrepreneurship, as well as an MBA with focus on Finance, from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Founders Factory

Name

Brent Hoberman

Tamir Meiri

Firm

Work History

Brent Hoberman has agreed to serve as a director of Avanti Acquisition Corp. Mr. Hoberman is co-founder and executive chairman of Founders Factory, a corporate-backed venture studio and accelerator (since 2015); Founders Forum, a global community of founders, corporates and tech leaders (since 2006); and firstminute capital, a $100 million seed fund with global remit, backed by Atomico, Tencent and over 30 unicorn founders (since 2017). Previously, Mr. Hoberman co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, of which he served as the chief executive officer from its inception, and sold it in 2005 to Sabre based on an equity value of $1.0 billion. Mr. Hoberman has co-founded technology businesses that include Karakuri, a provider of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation systems; made.com, a leading European direct-from-factory consumer homewares retailer; PROfounders Capital, Founders Intelligence, an entrepreneur-powered consultancy; accelerateHER, a network taking action to change the underrepresentation of women in technology; Founders Keepers, a technology executive search firm; Founders of the Future, a network that identifies and supports aspiring entrepreneurs; Founders Pledge, a community for entrepreneurs committed to finding and funding solutions to global challenges; Grip.events, an artificial intelligence powered event networking solution; and most recently Founders Academy, a new type of business school for a changing world. Mr. Hoberman is chairman of the Karakuri board and sits on the advisory boards of The Royal Academy, the Government Digital Service, the WEF Digital Europe Group and the Imperial College Innovation Fund. He is also a Male Champion of Change for The Global Tech Group, and was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to entrepreneurship in 2015. Previously, Mr. Hoberman was Chairman of the Oxford Foundry advisory board from its inception, co-chaired the Prime Minister’s Theresa May and Boris Johnson, Business Sector Council for Small Business, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs, chaired The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying for The Duke of Cambridge, and further former advisory board roles include LetterOne Technology, a $16 billion investment fund, TalkTalk, TimeOut, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam Entertainment and The Economist.

Tamir is tasked with leading supporting the investment process in Israel and Europe, working closely with JJDC and J&J stakeholders on developing and executing investment transactions across J&J’s sectors. Tamir's main focus is Medical Devices, Digital Technologies and Consumer products. Tamir has a B.Sc in Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University and has extensive background in Bio-Medical engineering and entrepreneurship, as well as an MBA with focus on Finance, from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

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Founders Factory Management Team

12 Team Members

Founders Factory has 12 executives. Founders Factory's founder is Matt Armstead. Founders Factory's current Founder, Chief Operating Officer is Thomas Maher.

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Matt Armstead

Lumos Innovation, 10Pearls, Zipscene, Sprout IT, Experian, MobileWait, and One

Founder

Current

Brent Hoberman

Founder

Current

Thomas Maher

Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Current

Janine Salame

Founder

Current

Paul Egan

Chief Technology Officer

Current

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Matt Armstead

Brent Hoberman

Thomas Maher

Janine Salame

Paul Egan

Work History

Lumos Innovation, 10Pearls, Zipscene, Sprout IT, Experian, MobileWait, and One

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Founder

Founder

Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Founder

Chief Technology Officer

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Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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