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Andrew White

Executive Chairman

5Oceans Partnership

Nassau, BS

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Andrew White’s Biography

Andrew White is an entrepreneur in the Sports & Entertainment world. Andrew focuses on three interrelated businesses: Chairman of leAD, the best-in-class Sport & Health Technology investment business; Chairman and CEO of 5Oceans Partnership, his commercial entertainment business; Chair of ISH, The Institute of Sports Humanities, which delivers a global, continuing education platform for current and future sports leaders.

Prior to this, Mr. White spent the early part of his career in the Sports Marketing sector, building WSM Communications into Europe’s second largest sports marketing agency, operating across multiple territories, before its acquisition in 2014 by BEN, Bill Gates’ entertainment group.

Mr. White is a major investor in the Sport & Health Tech sector as well as a major investor in leAD and the firm’s Executive Chairman. Mr. White has been a driving force in leAD’s continued growth over the last 5 years, scaling its start-up portfolio as well as overseeing its Lake Nona and ADvantage Funds. Mr. White is also responsible for establishing the Tavistock partnership which...
Andrew White is an entrepreneur in the Sports & Entertainment world. Andrew focuses on three interrelated businesses: Chairman of leAD, the best-in-class Sport & Health Technology investment business; Chairman and CEO of 5Oceans Partnership, his commercial entertainment business; Chair of ISH, The Institute of Sports Humanities, which delivers a global, continuing education platform for current and future sports leaders.

Prior to this, Mr. White spent the early part of his career in the Sports Marketing sector, building WSM Communications into Europe’s second largest sports marketing agency, operating across multiple territories, before its acquisition in 2014 by BEN, Bill Gates’ entertainment group.

Mr. White is a major investor in the Sport & Health Tech sector as well as a major investor in leAD and the firm’s Executive Chairman. Mr. White has been a driving force in leAD’s continued growth over the last 5 years, scaling its start-up portfolio as well as overseeing its Lake Nona and ADvantage Funds. Mr. White is also responsible for establishing the Tavistock partnership which currently encompasses a Lake Nona start-up Academy joint venture, a co-investment in the $30m Lake Nona Fund, and co-investments in various leAD portfolio companies.
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Andrew White’s Newsfeed

Business Insider
How the 28-year-old CEO of a sports company backed by Adidas' venture fund spends her day

The Adidas-backed incubator program leAD, is mentioned in an article by Business Insider. The article features Trisha Goyal, co-founder of Break the Love, a digital platform backed by leAD.

SportTechie
German Tennis Federation Approves Wingfield Smart Court Technology

leAD Sports Accelerator is mentioned in an article by SportTechie regarding Wingfield Smart Court Technology, a graduate of leAD.

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Andrew White’s Background

5Oceans Partnership
Executive Chairman
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
Andrew is the founder of this commercially-focused Sports Marketing organisation, which aims to deliver global commercial solutions for rights holders and brands in Sports. 5Oceans has a strong team operating in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
leAD Sports
Chairman & Investor
Sep 2016 - Present
Berlin, DE
leAD Sports is the world's leading Sports & Health Tech Partnership. leAD sources start-ups and develops high growth companies from seed round to Series A. The Advantage Fund launched in 2019 provides $50 million of funding for potential unicorns and other A round stage sports tech unicorns
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Andrew White’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

Who Knows Wins
Investor & Director
2017 - Present
Caerphilly, UK
A social gaming platform, Who Knows Wins (WKW) lets family, friends and co-workers compete in leagues, utilising their talent, knowledge and luck to predict the outcomes of nearly any athletic event. Through socialisation, the WKW Team is attempting to improve gambling's negative image. The platform is more about community than it is about money.
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The Melanie White Foundation
Non-Executive Director
Nov 1999 - Present
London, UK

Current Board Positions

Institute of Sports Humanities, University of Buckingham logo Institute of Sports Humanities, University of Buckingham logo
Institute of Sports Humanities, University of Buckingham
Non-Executive Chairman
2017 - Present
Buckingham, UK
Andrew supports and partners with the University of Buckingham as Chairman of The Institute of Sports Humanities. The University is the first to offer Sports Industry MA degrees in Education, Startups and Commercial Deals.

Media

Financial Times
Simon Kuper: how to pick a winning team
Sep 2019
London, UK
In an interview with the Financial Times, Ed Smith, Founder of The Institute of Sports Humanities discusses the methods of improving performance.
Sport Industry Group
Institute of Sports Humanities Learning
Jul 2019
London, UK
The Sports Industry Group held an interview with the leaders and key figures at the Institute of Sports Humanities: Ed Smith, Director and Co-Founder in addition to National Selector for England Cricket; Professor Tony Collins, Senior Research Fellow and Module Leader; and Dr J Simon Rofe, Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Programme Director.
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Andrew White’s Education

University of the West of England
BA Hons, Geography
1989 - 1992
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Bembridge School
1979 - 1989

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