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Matt Clifford MBE


Matt is co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, a London-based startup accelerator which invests in ambitious technical individuals to help them build world-class deep technology start-ups.

Matt cofounded EF in 2011. He also sits on the board of Code First Girls, which he co-founded in 2013 to teach young women how to code. Matt started his career at McKinsey & Co. and holds degrees from Cambridge and MIT, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He was awarded an MBE for services to business in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In July 2022 he was selected to chair the new government research agency ARIA.