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Investments

14

Portfolio Exits

6

About Brent Hoberman

Brent Hoberman is the founder of Lastminute.com, which he sold to Sabre for $1.1bn in 2006, and mydeco.com, an online interiors site. Hoberman is a non-executive director of Guardian Media Group and the Non-Executive Chairman of Wayn.com, a travel and leisure social network. He is also an angel investor in several internet companies including Viagogo and moveme.com.

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United Kingdom

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Latest Brent Hoberman News

Sky Backs £100m Fund For Climate Tech

Jun 13, 2022

British Media group Sky backs £100m Planet Fund for start-ups developing climate-related technology as London Tech Week brings focus to UK tech sector Media group Sky is to back a new £100 million investment fund to support start-ups developing climate-related technology , in a move announced to coincide with the beginning of London Tech week. The fund, set up by entrepreneur Brent Hoberman’s Founders Factory, is to be chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire, chair of Channel 4, and is to include on its board a panel of climate scientists such as Professor Richard Templer and Professor Cameron Hepburn to help guide its investment planning. The new Planet Fund is to raise £100m to back early-stage climate start-ups and will launch with a portfolio of existing stakes in about 25 start-ups from a previous Sky investment fund, Sky Ocean Ventures, set up in 2018 with a £25m investment from Sky. Planet Fund Planet Fund is also to be given the proceeds from the sale of paper bottle maker Choose Packaging to Hewlett-Packard, in which Sky Ocean Ventures had a stake. Founders Factory chief executive Henry Lane Fox is to operate Planet Fund with Jamie Rowles, former head of investments at Sky Ocean Ventures. The initiative said it would provide start-ups with support from partners such as Ovo Energy, Mindful Chef and ZeroAvia to help grow their businesses. The fund is to focus on broad sustainability themes including decarbonisation, resource preservation, climate resilience and the circular economy. Founders Factory executive chair Hoberman, known for founding lastminute.com with Martha Lane Fox in 1998, said working with Sky would “allow us to invest in and nurture the best climate entrepreneurs”. Venture investment Speaking at London Tech Week digital secretary Nadine Dorries is expected to announce a new government strategy to boost the tech firms and help them create high-skilled jobs. The government-backed Digital Economy Council on Monday released figures showing private British tech companies had a record £9bn quarter for venture-capital investments, growing to £12.4bn for the first five months of the year. The first-quarter figure was double that raised by French companies and was higher than India and China. But the value of venture deals in China slumped 44 percent in the first four months of this year, according to data firm Prequin, following a clampdown on the country’s tech sector and a zero-Covid strategy that has deterred investors .

Brent Hoberman Investments

14 Investments

Brent Hoberman has made 14 investments. Their latest investment was in Nous as part of their Seed VC on February 2, 2022.

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Brent Hoberman Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

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Sources

2/18/2022

Seed VC

Nous

$9M

Yes

14

11/11/2021

Seed VC

Framework

$2M

Yes

2

6/7/2018

Angel

CognitionX

$3M

Yes

1

4/7/2017

Angel

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$99M

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10

2/3/2017

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

Date

2/18/2022

11/11/2021

6/7/2018

4/7/2017

2/3/2017

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Angel

Angel

Unattributed

Company

Nous

Framework

CognitionX

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Amount

$9M

$2M

$3M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

14

2

1

10

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Brent Hoberman Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Brent Hoberman has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Made.com on June 16, 2021.

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6/16/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

3

11/20/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/30/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/21/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

9/20/2016

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$99M

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10

Date

6/16/2021

11/20/2019

5/30/2017

10/21/2016

9/20/2016

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Asset Sale

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$99M

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$99M

Acquirer

Public

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