We are thrilled to welcome Alice Bentinck the Co-Founder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First for a Fireside Chat at Factory Berlin. No stranger to the Factory, EF has been hosting their innovative company creation program in our Factory Görlitzer Park campus. The discussion will be moderated by our very own Catherine Bischoff, the Chief Strategy Officer at Factory Berlin. Join us as we explore the big opportunities in entrepreneurship and deep tech investing. If you want to be the next unicorn in Berlin, check out the company behind the two letters.
18:00 – Doors Open
18:30 – Welcome + Intro
18:45 – Discussion
19:15 – Open Q&A
19:30 – Networking Session
20:00 – Finish
About Alice Bentinck:
Alice Bentinck MBE is cofounder and General Partner at Entrepreneur First. Entrepreneur First (EF) was founded in London in 2011 by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck to support the world’s most ambitious individuals to build their own tech startups from scratch. EF has £50m under management and has built more than 100 startups in London and Singapore. Significant exits include Magic Pony Technology ($150m to Twitter) and Represent ($100m to Custom Inc). This year Alice & Matt raised a Series A investment into the company led by LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and Greylock Partners, alongside Mosaic Ventures, Lakestar and Founders Fund.
She also set up Code First: Girls, a not-for-profit that has taught 5,000 women to code for free while at university. She advised Prime Minister Cameron at the Northern Future Forum on startup strategy and currently sits on Imperial College’s Computer Science Industrial Liaison Board. Alice previously worked at McKinsey & Company and for the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, after he left office.’
About Catherine Bischoff:
Catherine Bischoff is the Chief Strategy Officer at Factory Berlin.
About Entrepreneur First:
Entrepreneur First have pioneered a new model for company creation. EF brings extraordinary individuals together to meet co-founders, create companies, and get funding. EF has helped 1000+ founders build 150+ companies, with a combined valuation of over $1.5 billion. EF’s latest Demo Day saw companies working in fields from new understandings of biology to the automation of large factories.
EF’s major exits to date include Magic Pony, led by Rob Bishop and Zehan Wang, which was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m only 18 months after the Founders met on the EF programme.
EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn), Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar Capital, and Deep Mind founders Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman.