Matt Clifford


Matt Clifford is co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, which he started with Alice Bentinck in 2011. Over the last decade, he has supported thousands of founders to create companies worth billions.

With Alice, Matt is also the co-author of ‘How to be a Founder’, the essential guide on how entrepreneurs can identify, fund, and launch their best ideas.

In addition to his role at EF, Matt is the Chair of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), and sits on the board of Code First Girls, which he co-founded in 2013 to teach young women how to code.

Matt started his career at McKinsey & Co. and holds degrees from Cambridge and MIT, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He was awarded an MBE for services to business in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours.