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 and Berlin, and over 1,200 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 $1.5bn 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 almost 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
Joe White
General Partner & CFO
Tom Shinner
Country Leadership

Coralie Chaufour
General Manager, Paris
Esha Tiwary
General Manager, India
Jonny Clifford
General Manager, London
Bernadette Cho
General Manager, Singapore
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, LinkedIn
Demis Hassabis
Founder, DeepMind
Bryan Baum
Founder, Represent
Rob Bishop
Founder, Magic Pony Technology
Greylock Partners
Founders Fund
Mosaic Ventures
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