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Founders

Alice and Matt co-founded Entrepreneur First in 2011. They wanted to change the way that startups were built and wanted to give the most ambitious technologists an alternative career path. You can read more about why they started EF here

Alice and Matt also founded Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that helps women learn to code.

Partners

Our partners include some of Europe and Asia's top exited founders. 

In Singapore: See Ho was a professor at NTU before he started Yfind Technologies, which used WiFi signals for indoor positioning and analytics. YFind was acquired by Ruckus Wireless in 2013. Since then he’s leading their Location and Data Analytics team. See Ho is both technical and commercial. You can read about him here. Shao Ning started JobsCentral after working at IBM, and grew it over 10 years into one of the largest job portals in Asia. JobsCentral was acquired by CareerBuilder in 2011, in one of Singapore’s largest tech exits at the time. Since then she has been an active angel investor. You can read about her here. Teik Guan founded DS3 after leaving his scholarship with the MAS, and grew DS3 for more than a decade. DS3 provided authentication software to more than 50 financial banks around the world, and was acquired by Gemalto in 2012. Since Gemalto, Teik Guan has been IIPL’s Mentor in Residence. You can read about him here.

In London: Wendy Tan White and Joe White, serial entrepreneurs, angel investors, co-founded Moonfruit, the first SaaS website builder, sold to the Yell Group in 2012 ($37m). Chris Mairs co-founded Metaswitch Networks, where he was Chief Scientist and has invested in many early stage deep tech companies. Jon Folland founded Nativ, a cloud-based media logistics and workflow software company which was acquired in 2015.Nadav Rosenberg previously lead Taboola's expansion and operations in Europe and Australia and was a member of the founding team of Groupon UK & IR. He now heads our corporate relations, building opportunities for our startups.

Alice Bentinck

Co-founder of Entrepreneur First

Chris Mairs

Formerly Chief Scientist at Metaswitch Networks

Joe White

Formerly co-founder of Moonfruit

Matt Clifford

Co-founder of Entrepreneur First

Jon Folland

Formerly founder of Nativ

Nadav Rosenberg

Formerly GM at Taboola

Shao-Ning Leigh Huang

Formerly founder of JobsCentral

See Ho Ting

Formerly founder of YFind

Teik Guan Tan

Formerly founder of DS3

Wendy Tan White

Formerly co-founder of Moonfruit

Talent Team

Our Talent Team make sure the best technologists join the programme.

Zoe Jervier

London

Sonia Maciuszewicz

London

Jack Owen

London

Izzy Mendoza

Singapore

Laurel Liu

Singapore

Singapore

Our team based in Singapore work closely with our global team to bring EF to Singapore.

Alex Crompton

Director, Singapore

Anne Marie Droste

Director, Singapore

Timothy Low

Programme Manager

US

Our US investment office supports our EF cohorts and alumni in raising US investment.

Matt Wichrowski

Head of Funding

Science Partners

Our Science Partners - from the world's top technical universities - support you to work at the cutting-edge of research.

Prof. Zoubin Gharamani

Machine Learning
University of Cambridge

Prof. Anthony Finkelstein

Engineering
UCL

Prof. Daniel Rueckert

Visual Information Processing
Imperial College

Prof. Andrew Davison

Robot Vision
Imperial College

Prof. Will Knottenbelt

Cryptocurrency
Imperial College

Prof. Danica Kragic

Robotics
KTH

Prof. Phil Blunsom

Deep Learning
University of Oxford

Prof. Luc van Gool

Computer Vision
ETH

Prof. Peter McBurney

Cybersecurity
King's College London

Prof. Sebastien Ourselin

Medical Imaging
UCL

Prof. Maja Pantic

Affective Computing & AI
Imperial College

Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar

Robotics & Machine Learning
University of Edinburgh

David Hsu

Robotics
National University of Singapore

Min-Yen Kan

NLP & Information Retrieval
National University of Singapore