Martha Lane Fox

Founder, Doteveryone

The dot com pioneer gives a candid insight into her career as a serial entrepreneur, activist and peer

27th December 2018

Martha Lane Fox is founder of Doteveryone and a member of the House of Lords. A successful entrepreneur, she co-founded Lastminute.com in 1998, which eventually sold for £577 million in 2005, the same year she launched karaoke chain Lucky Voice. She is chancellor of the Open University, patron of several charities and a board member at Twitter and Chanel. In this in-depth interview, she discusses how she uses her voice in the public and private sector to push for action on climate change, recalls the “incredible culture” that made lastminute.com a success, and explains why curiosity, resilience and kindness will always have value in the future – even when the world is being run by robots.

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