Brent talks about how He and Martha Lane Fox actually developed Lastminute.com with only 14 months internet experience between them. However both Brent and Martha came from corporate strategic planning backgrounds.
Brent Hoberman, together with Martha Lane Fox, founded Lastminute.com in 1998, an online travel and gift business that floated at the peak of the dot-com bubble and managed to survive the subsequent burst of the bubble.
After building revenues more successfully than his peers, Hoberman was a survivor of the bubble and remained as CEO of Lastminute.com Ltd. The company was acquired by Sabre who purchased the company’s equity and bond debt for £577 million (including additional gross debt of approximately £79 million and estimated cash at bank in hand of approximately £72 million). In 2006, Hoberman handed over the CEO position to Ian McCaig. He now holds the position of chairman and chief strategic officer of lastminute.com.
In 2007, Hoberman took on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of wayn.com - a travel and leisure social network. He is also an angel investor in several internet companies including viagogo, wayn.com, wahanda.com, moveme.com, t5m.com, imagini.net, and Wigadoo.
Brent presented at the Dublin Web Summit. Video was produced by PathPacific.com