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Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First is an Investment company based in the United Kingdom founded in 2011 by Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford.

Investment company based in the United Kingdom. Their portfolio includes Magic Pony Technology, who were acquired by Twitter for $150m 18 months after the founders met at EF.

Founded in 2011 by Alice Bentinck Matt Clifford, the firm prefers to invest in technology-driven companies. The firm has created 300+ companies and invested $2b combined portfolio value.

As of February 2020, Entrepreneur First raised 4 funds and has made 185 investments and had 8 exits. The notable exits include Scape Technologies, Adbrain, and Avocarrot.

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People

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Role
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Anthony Finkelstein

Science Partner

Chris Mairs

Venture Partner

Phil Blunsom

Science Partner

Alex Crompton

Managing Director Asia

Alice Bentinck

CPO & Co-Founder

Danica Kragic

Science Partner

Joe White

General Partner & CFO

Matt Clifford

Co-Founder & CEO

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Ambify

Carnot Innovations

Crypto Quantique

Flowlity

Kiroku

PacketAI

Portify

SEPPURE

Verchable

Volt14

News

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Date
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Steve O'Hear
December 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Papercup, the U.K.-based AI startup that has developed speech technology that translates people's voices into other languages and is already being used in the video and television industry, has raised £8 million in funding. The round was led by LocalGlobe and Sands Capital Ventures, alongside Sky, GMG Ventures, Entrepreneur First (EF) and BDMI. Papercup says [...]
Steve O'Hear
December 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Papercup, the U.K.-based AI startup that has developed speech technology that translates people's voices into other languages and is already being used in the video and television industry, has raised £8 million in funding. The round was led by LocalGlobe and Sands Capital Ventures, alongside Sky, GMG Ventures, Entrepreneur First (EF) and BDMI. Papercup says [...]
Steve O'Hear
October 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Entrepreneur First (EF), the Greylock-backed "talent investor" that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, is pulling out of Hong Kong, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources, the London HQ'd company builder has told provisional candidates for its 2020 Hong Kong cohort that they should instead apply to one [...]
Steve O'Hear
September 23, 2019
TechCrunch
Entrepreneur First (EF), the London-headquartered "talent investor" that recruits and backs individuals pre-team and pre-idea to enable them to found startups, has announced its plans to expand to Canada. It marks the first time EF has entered North America. Along with London, EF currently operates in Berlin, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangalore. The new [...]
Kristie Neo
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DealStreetAsia
The venture builder had earlier submitted an SEC filing indicating a target fund size of $255-million.

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