Entrepreneur First was founded in 2011 by Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford with the aim of enabling the world’s most ambitious people to build the most important companies, and that is still true today.

Originating in London, we now also have offices in Singapore, Bangalore, Paris, Berlin and Toronto, and over 2000 extraordinary people have gone through our programme globally.

It matters what the most ambitious people do with their lives, and we are proud to have helped create over 200 companies, worth over $2.5B combined.


We are always looking to hire exceptional talent to join the team. If you’re interested in joining us on our mission, please see the available job openings.


A global

We have over 100 staff in six different countries worldwide, including a large number of trusted Venture Partners.

Our team finds, supports, and develops the world’s most ambitious individuals and helps them build the next generation of world-leading companies.

You can see our leadership team below. 

Our Leadership

Matt Clifford
CEO, Co-founder
Alice Bentinck
CPO, Co-founder
Tom Shinner
Sam Barnett
Country Leadership

Coralie Chaufour
General Manager, Paris
Esha Tiwary
General Manager, India
Jonny Clifford
General Manager, London
Bernadette Cho
General Manager, Singapore
Philipp Herkelmann
General Manager, Berlin
Rachel Zimmer
General Manager, Toronto
Our Backers

Entrepreneur First is backed by some of the world's best entrepreneurs, including the founders of LinkedIn, DeepMind and Paypal, as well as top VCs from Silicon Valley and Europe. We are also proud to be backed by our alumni, Rob Bishop and Bryan Baum, who both created companies on EF that they have since sold.

Reid Hoffman
Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn, LinkedIn
Demis Hassabis
Founder, DeepMind
Bryan Baum
Founder, Represent
Rob Bishop
Founder, Magic Pony Technology, Magic Pony Technology
Greylock Partners
Founders Fund
Mosaic Ventures
Our Team

Venkat Raju
Venture Partner, Entrepreneur First, Bangalore
Ashutosh Vikram
Form Manager, Bangalore
Ashutosh Chouksey
Talent Manager, Bangalore
Prajwal Bhat
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Bangalore
Ashwin Chandra
Form, Bangalore
Tanuja Rajah
Launch Manager, Singapore
Jess Cheung
Form Manager, Singapore
Tiffany Lau
Talent Manager, Singapore
Ad Ketelaars
Venture Partner, Singapore
Teik Guan Tan
Venture Partner, Singapore
Teck Moh Phey
Venture Partner, Singapore
Alex Norman
Venture Partner, Toronto
Milad Alucozai
Venture Partner, Toronto
Francois Le Nguyen
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Toronto
Bogdan Knezevic
Form Manager, Toronto