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Founders Factory
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Founders Factory

Founders Factory is part accelerator, part labs, part venture fund and the accelerator within which EnglishUp sits today. Its leadership plays an active advisory role within EnglishUp. This includes, among others:

Brent Hoberman
Executive Chairman
Co-founder lastminute.com, SmartUp.io; Co-founder and Chairman Founders Forum, Made.com; Non-Exec Director Talktalk, The Guardian Media Group, Shazam
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Henry Lane Fox
Chief Executive Officer
Partner Founders Forum; Co-founder Founders Intelligence, Founders Keepers, SmartUp.io, Intros.at; Head of Product lastminute.com
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Jim Meyerle
Managing Director
Co-founder Evolv OnDemand, InvestRx; Lead Consultant Keystone Strategy
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Advisor

Hamilton Sekino

  • Over 20 years of corporate development, investment and consulting experience in the US, Brazil and Asia in launching new technology businesses.
  • Partner of European VC with investments in the US and Brazil (250m USD under management).
  • Angel investor and fund raising advisor in Brazilian start-ups, Managing Director of TechPad LLC.
  • Partner of Digital Consulting Firm (acquired by PwC) in the US and Brazil (200m USD in revenues).
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    Hamilton Sekino
    Franz Schoenborn
    Advisor

    Franz Schoenborn

  • Managing Partner in successful startups in Brazil like allpago, a payment service provider, and Present-Service a direct marketing company.
  • Prior work experience include the MAN Group (Germany), Creditanstalt Group (Austria), Deutsche Bank (Australia) and Telefonica (Brazil).
  • Business administration at Passau University (Germany) and Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) in Finland. MBA at Business School São Paulo
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