Found the future

Entrepreneur First is the world’s leading talent investor. We invest time and money in the world’s most talented and ambitious individuals, helping them to find a co-founder, develop an idea, and start a company. So far, we’ve helped 1,000+ people create 200+ companies, worth a combined $1.5bn

Upcoming
Cohorts

We run cohorts twice a year, in six different countries around the globe.

Berlin
Apps Close: 12 Jan
London
Apps Close: 12 Jan
Paris
Apps Close: 12 Jan
Bangalore
Apps Close: 31 May
Singapore
Apps Close: 31 May
Toronto
Apps Close: 31 Mar

Why?

Right now, the world’s most ambitious people are held back by corporate and cultural convention. They are encouraged to join prestigious corporates, or top academic institutions and make slow and steady progress. This puts an artificial limit on what they can achieve, and how fast. We exist to remove that limit.

We offer these Outlier individuals the opportunity to start a technology company and use their ambition to have a lasting, powerful impact.

How it
works

Twice a year we select up to 100 people to join our programme, from thousands of applicants.

The first part of the programme focuses on finding the right co-founder, and developing your idea. We call this Form.

The second is called Launch and helps you grow your company – with investment from us – culminating in a demo day in front of the world’s best investors.

The Programme


I was a software developer with a technical PhD, now I’m the CEO of Atlas ML. Without EF, I wouldn't have met my co-founder - our company wouldn’t exist.
— Robert Stojnic, CEO of Atlas ML

Where Outliers come together

We bring together an extraordinary collection of people, from experienced industry experts to top technologists and academics – and even extraordinary people right at the start of their careers. Ambitious individuals have joined from Google and Goldman Sachs, Alibaba and Amazon, MIT and NUS. All of them saw starting a company as the best way to maximise their impact.

Our Community

Dave Hunter
Founder, Optimal Labs
Noor Shaker
Founder, GTN
Rohit Jha
Founder, Transcelestial Technologies
Sadaf Monajemi
Founder, See-Mode
Zehan Wang
Founder, Magic Pony Technology
Neel Popat
Founder, Donut

Where Outliers come together

We bring together an extraordinary collection of people, from experienced industry experts to top technologists and academics – and even extraordinary people right at the start of their careers. Ambitious individuals have joined from Google and Goldman Sachs, Alibaba and Amazon, MIT and NUS. All of them saw starting a company as the best way to maximise their impact.

Our Community

Our Companies

We fund people to build companies that transform industries or create new ones from scratch. Our founders are building everything from AI that beats humans at detecting cancer in mammograms, to a space laser communication network.

Our companies raise money from the world’s best investors, with many on course to build globally important businesses. We’ve also had companies achieve early success, like Magic Pony Technology, who were acquired by Twitter for $150m just 18 months after the founders met on the programme.

Our Companies

Our
backers

Entrepreneur First is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn), the founders of DeepMind and PayPal, and some of the top investors in the world.

About Us

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