Founders Forum

Founders Forum is one of the world’s leading tech conferences (“the Davos of Tech” according to The Guardian). We have hosted invite-only private forums all over the globe including London, New York, Rio, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Helsinki, Mumbai and Singapore. It has never been more important to show our solidarity with Europe and we are so pleased to be hosting our first forum in Italy this year.

Format: unique collection of dynamic group brainstorming, open debate, one- to-one meetings and top panel discussions, with the aim to build new partnerships, create deals and pioneer the future of digital…. 
Previous guests include likes of:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee (WWW), Omid Kordestani (Twitter), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William), Kevin Ryan (Alley Corp/Gilt/Business Insider), Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group),  Martin Varsavsky (Fon/Prelude Fertility), Marissa Mayer (Formerly Yahoo!), Sean Parker (Napster/Founders Fund),  Dr. Hermann Hauser (ARM/Amadeus Capital), Jony Ive (Apple), Daniel Ek (Spotify), Phil Libin (Evernote),  Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia),  Demis Hassabis (Google DeepMind), Gavin Patterson (BT Group), Beth Comstock (GE),  Biz Stone (Twitter), Dame Natalie Massenet  (net-a-porter/Imaginary Ventures), Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet), Yuri Milner (DST Global), Rajeev Misra (Softbank Vision Fund),  Xavier Niel (Free/Ecole 42/Station F), Miguel McKelvey (WeWork), Emmanuel Macron (President of France), Corinne Vigreux (TomTom), Ari Emanuel (WME), Ronan Dunne (Verizon Wireless), Chad Hurley (YouTube), Robert Thomson (NewsCorp), Sir Lucian Grainge, CBE (Universal Music Group), Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten), Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP),  Dr. Mike Lynch (Autonomy),  John Collison (Stripe) will.i.am, Terry Lundgren (Macy’s), John Elkann (EXOR), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Tony Fadell (Nest Labs), Joshua Kushner (Thrive Capital/Oscar), Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Alexander Asseily (Jawbone), Will Lewis (Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal), Carolyn McCall (ITV), Michael Birch (Bebo), Bre Pettis (Bold Machines), Yannick Bollore (Havas), Jimmy Maymann (AOL),  Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), David Cameron (Former Prime Minister of Great Britain), Jens Mϋffelmann (Axel Springer), Giuseppe Recchi (Telecom Italia), Thomas Hoegh (LoveFilm),  Alexa Chung (Villoid), Lord Hall (BBC), Andrew Fisher (Shazam), Brian McBride (ASOS), Kath Viner (The Guardian), John Borthwick (Betaworks), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Bob Van Dijk (Naspers), Charlotte Tilbury (Charlotte Tilbury), Steve Newhouse (Advance.net/ Conde Nast), Lionel Barber (Financial Times), Kevin Beatty (DMGT), Marc Samwer (Rocket),  Sebastian James (Dixons Retail Group), Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (Easygroup), Mike McNamara (Flex), Rob Glaser (Real Networks), Stephen FryDenis O’Brien (Digicel),  Ed Wray (Betfair/Funding Circle/LMAX), HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Samir Desai (Funding Circle), Ashton Kutcher (A-Grade Investments), Shahrzad Rafati (BroadbandTV),  Edgar Bronfman Jr (Warner Music/accretive), Craig Leavitt (Kate Spade), Natalia Vodianova (Naked Heart Foundation),  Max Conze (Dyson), Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), Jonathan Seelig (Akamai), Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist), Vittorio Colao (Vodafone), David Carey (Hearst), Julia Hartz (Eventbrite), Bill McDermott (SAP),  Yancey Strickler (Kickstarter), Live Schreiber (actor/investor), David Pemsel (Guardian Media Group), Leila Janah (Sama Group), Esther Perel (author/psychotherapist), Alain de Botton (author/philosopher), Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Emily Weiss (Glossier), Antoine Blondeau (Sentient Technologies), Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi), Andy Katz Mayfield (Harry’s), Frederic Mazzella (Blablacar), Ana Botin (Santander), Jose Neves (Farfetch), Fabrice Grinda (OLX), Klaus Nyengaard (Just Eat), Scott Harrison (charity: water),  Chase Jarvis (creativeLIVE), Marc Simoncini (JAINA), Payal Kadakia (ClassPass), Mark Read (WPP), Sarah Wood (Unruly), Mark Carney (Governor Bank of England), Dr. Mike Muller (ARM), Pete Flint (NFX Guild), Tim Davie (BBC Worldwide), Niraj Shah (Wayfair), François-Henri Pinault (Kering),  Ynon Kreiz (Maker Studios), Marc Allera (EE), …

Founders Forum

Founders Forum

Founders Forum is one of the world’s leading tech conferences (“the Davos of Tech” according to The Guardian). We have hosted invite-only private forums all over the globe including London, New York, Rio, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Helsinki, Mumbai and Singapore. It has never been more important to show our solidarity with Europe and we are so pleased to be hosting our first forum in Italy this year.

Format: unique collection of dynamic group brainstorming, open debate, one- to-one meetings and top panel discussions, with the aim to build new partnerships, create deals and pioneer the future of digital…. 
Previous guests include likes of:

Sir Tim Berners-Lee (WWW), Omid Kordestani (Twitter), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William), Kevin Ryan (Alley Corp/Gilt/Business Insider), Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group),  Martin Varsavsky (Fon/Prelude Fertility), Marissa Mayer (Formerly Yahoo!), Sean Parker (Napster/Founders Fund),  Dr. Hermann Hauser (ARM/Amadeus Capital), Jony Ive (Apple), Daniel Ek (Spotify), Phil Libin (Evernote),  Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia),  Demis Hassabis (Google DeepMind), Gavin Patterson (BT Group), Beth Comstock (GE),  Biz Stone (Twitter), Dame Natalie Massenet  (net-a-porter/Imaginary Ventures), Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet), Yuri Milner (DST Global), Rajeev Misra (Softbank Vision Fund),  Xavier Niel (Free/Ecole 42/Station F), Miguel McKelvey (WeWork), Emmanuel Macron (President of France), Corinne Vigreux (TomTom), Ari Emanuel (WME), Ronan Dunne (Verizon Wireless), Chad Hurley (YouTube), Robert Thomson (NewsCorp), Sir Lucian Grainge, CBE (Universal Music Group), Hiroshi Mikitani (Rakuten), Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP),  Dr. Mike Lynch (Autonomy),  John Collison (Stripe) will.i.am, Terry Lundgren (Macy’s), John Elkann (EXOR), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company), Tony Fadell (Nest Labs), Joshua Kushner (Thrive Capital/Oscar), Pieter van der Does (Adyen), Alexander Asseily (Jawbone), Will Lewis (Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal), Carolyn McCall (ITV), Michael Birch (Bebo), Bre Pettis (Bold Machines), Yannick Bollore (Havas), Jimmy Maymann (AOL),  Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), David Cameron (Former Prime Minister of Great Britain), Jens Mϋffelmann (Axel Springer), Giuseppe Recchi (Telecom Italia), Thomas Hoegh (LoveFilm),  Alexa Chung (Villoid), Lord Hall (BBC), Andrew Fisher (Shazam), Brian McBride (ASOS), Kath Viner (The Guardian), John Borthwick (Betaworks), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Bob Van Dijk (Naspers), Charlotte Tilbury (Charlotte Tilbury), Steve Newhouse (Advance.net/ Conde Nast), Lionel Barber (Financial Times), Kevin Beatty (DMGT), Marc Samwer (Rocket),  Sebastian James (Dixons Retail Group), Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (Easygroup), Mike McNamara (Flex), Rob Glaser (Real Networks), Stephen FryDenis O’Brien (Digicel),  Ed Wray (Betfair/Funding Circle/LMAX), HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Samir Desai (Funding Circle), Ashton Kutcher (A-Grade Investments), Shahrzad Rafati (BroadbandTV),  Edgar Bronfman Jr (Warner Music/accretive), Craig Leavitt (Kate Spade), Natalia Vodianova (Naked Heart Foundation),  Max Conze (Dyson), Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), Jonathan Seelig (Akamai), Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist), Vittorio Colao (Vodafone), David Carey (Hearst), Julia Hartz (Eventbrite), Bill McDermott (SAP),  Yancey Strickler (Kickstarter), Live Schreiber (actor/investor), David Pemsel (Guardian Media Group), Leila Janah (Sama Group), Esther Perel (author/psychotherapist), Alain de Botton (author/philosopher), Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Emily Weiss (Glossier), Antoine Blondeau (Sentient Technologies), Eben Upton (Raspberry Pi), Andy Katz Mayfield (Harry’s), Frederic Mazzella (Blablacar), Ana Botin (Santander), Jose Neves (Farfetch), Fabrice Grinda (OLX), Klaus Nyengaard (Just Eat), Scott Harrison (charity: water),  Chase Jarvis (creativeLIVE), Marc Simoncini (JAINA), Payal Kadakia (ClassPass), Mark Read (WPP), Sarah Wood (Unruly), Mark Carney (Governor Bank of England), Dr. Mike Muller (ARM), Pete Flint (NFX Guild), Tim Davie (BBC Worldwide), Niraj Shah (Wayfair), François-Henri Pinault (Kering),  Ynon Kreiz (Maker Studios), Marc Allera (EE), …

Founders Forum

Founders Forum

Founders Forum

Founders Forum

Founders Forum

Founders Forum