Today she runs a karaoke business; he has just launched a high-profile new online venture, mydeco. But they will forever be best known for starting lastminute.com, the online business that enabled the busy young things of the late-1990s to organise their last-minute weekends away.
Real Business was one of the very first magazines to spot Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox as entrepreneurs of real talent and vision.
Here’s the original, and best, profile. There’s still much to learn here about how to manage an uber fast-growing business.