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European Founders at Work by Pedro Gairifo Santos

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Brent Hobermanlastminute.com

In 1998, Brent Hoberman, together with Martha Lane Fox, founded www.lastminute.com, an online travel and gift business that IPOed at the peak of the dot-com bubble and managed to survive the bubble's burst.

Hoberman remained CEO of www.lastminute.com Ltd until 2006. Sabre acquired www.lastminute.com in 2005 for £577 million.

Hoberman also founded www.mydeco.com, a VC-backed online furniture and interior design start-up that provides 3D technology for consumers to design their own rooms online. In July 2009, he co-founded PROfounders Capital, a fund that invests in early-stage internet start-ups. In 2010 he also co-founded ...

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