Entrepreneur First is the place for the world's top computer scientists and engineers to meet, and build world-changing startups in London and Singapore. The Company selects purely on the basis of technical talent, so people can apply before they have a team or an idea. Its intensive six-month program is designed to give them the best possible support in the first 100 days of their startup’s life. Entrepreneur First selects people at any stage of their career — from recent Computer Science graduates at the world’s top technical universities to postdoctoral researchers and engineers working at tech firms.

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Size (employees)313 (est)
Entrepreneur First was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Entrepreneur First

Matt Clifford

Matt Clifford

CEO, Co-Founder
Alice Bentinck

Alice Bentinck

CPO, Co-Founder
Joe White

Joe White

Nadav Rosenberg

Nadav Rosenberg

Global Commercial Director
Alex Crompton

Alex Crompton

Managing Director, Asia
Anne Marie Droste

Anne Marie Droste

Director, Expansion
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Entrepreneur First Office Locations

Entrepreneur First has offices in London and Singapore
London, GB (HQ)
100 Clements Rd
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Entrepreneur First Financials and Metrics

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Entrepreneur First total Funding

$74.7 m

Entrepreneur First latest funding size

$12.40 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Entrepreneur First investors

Entrepreneur First's latest funding round in September 2017 was reported to be $12.4 m. In total, Entrepreneur First has raised $74.7 m
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Entrepreneur First Online and Social Media Presence

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Entrepreneur First Blogs

What we did in 2018

Companies from Entrepreneur First’s third Singapore cohort (EF SG3)Entrepreneur First is the world’s leading talent investor. We back exceptional individuals before they have a company and then support them to build a globally ambitious startup from scratch.As we reach the end of 2018, we wanted to …

Lessons from 100 seed rounds — the Bull case and the Bear case

The Bull and Bear Case: a tool for optimising your annual reviewsI can’t believe I’ve never used this technique before — the bull and the bear case is such a simple trick that solves so many challenges in startup leadership, I wish I’d known it sooner.Kudos to Matt and Alice for introducing it to me…

Finding a co-founder with Entrepreneur First

On my laptop I have a folder with over a thousand downloaded articles that I have collected over the years on various work-related topics. In the “Building a Business” sub-folder the oldest article was saved by me on 24-July-2003 … This is a long-winded way of saying I’ve been interested in entrepre…

Talented Meanderers vs Committed Discoverers — the art of pre-seed investing

Talented Meanderers vs Committed Discoverers — The Art of Pre-Seed InvestingThose companies that move fast over 3 months will continue to be those that move fast over the next 5 years. Those that move slowly, that are on the cusp of productivity usually remain just that — on the cusp.I was extremely…

Valuation lessons from 100 seed rounds

Valuation Lessons from 100 Seed RoundsEntrepreneur First had its 10th European demo day last month, welcoming in another 24 deep tech companies, this time including those formed through EF in both London and Berlin. We had 500 investors in the room, another 1000 on the livestream and as always, it w…

Introducing Entrepreneur First Bangalore

Bangalore by Muhammad Mahdi KarimToday we’re excited to announce Entrepreneur First Bangalore. Applications are open now.Entrepreneur First (EF) exists because we believe that the world is missing out on many — perhaps most — of its best founders.We believe that there are at least thousands of peopl…
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Entrepreneur First Company Life and Culture

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Entrepreneur First Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Entrepreneur First founded?

    Entrepreneur First was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Entrepreneur First key executives?

    Entrepreneur First's key executives are Matt Clifford, Alice Bentinck and Joe White.

  • How many employees does Entrepreneur First have?

    Entrepreneur First has 313 employees.

  • Who are Entrepreneur First competitors?

    Competitors of Entrepreneur First include Rainmaking Loft, Startupbootcamp and The We Company (WeWork).

  • Where is Entrepreneur First headquarters?

    Entrepreneur First headquarters is located at 100 Clements Rd, London.

  • Where are Entrepreneur First offices?

    Entrepreneur First has offices in London and Singapore.

  • How many offices does Entrepreneur First have?

    Entrepreneur First has 2 offices.