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Cédriane de Boucaud Truell

Disruptive Capital Finance

London, UK

Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Disruptive Capital Finance

Cédriane de Boucaud Truell

Biography

Cédriane de Boucaud Truell is Senior Partner at Disruptive Capital Finance (DCF) which she co-founded in 2009. With assets of >£250m, DCF works with like-minded families across solvent Europe, finding off-market private opportunities. DCF achieved a record 38% IRR over its history, by backing superb management in buying & building innovative companies. DCF has a diversified portfolio, focusing on pensions, infrastructure, digital & innovative technology.

In her 25-year career as an investor/interim manager, Cédriane has transformed over 60 companies. Her early career with Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers saw her work with large US and ex-Soviet bloc corporates. In Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan this included bank privatisation, energy/utility company restructuring & airlines.

Returning to Europe in 1999, Cédriane worked with a portfolio of early stage tech companies with US venture capital firm, then raised her first fund in 2006 (the Sustainable Technology Fund), now managed by DCF.

Cédriane was interim CEO for Tantalum Corporation (now Non-Exec Director), Ptarmigan and Director of the Truell Charitable Foundation. She holds an MA in Economics and a BA in Economics & Political Science, both from Cornell University.

An accomplished skier, Cédriane trained in slalom & giant slalom for the Junior Olympics in the USA and continues her passion with Alpine backcountry skiing. A keen traveller, she spends her spare time discovering countries by foot or cycle.

Cédriane de Boucaud Truell’s Newsfeed

23 Feb 2017
Business Cloud
Connected Car Innovator Tantalum Appoints Tech Veteran

Cédriane de Boucaud, CEO of Tantalum: “Tantalum already uses its world leading technology in fuel-saving algorithms and emissions estimation, to save our customers up to 20 per cent in fuel costs. At a time when pollution and transport improvement initiatives are driving news and political agendas, we are opening an exciting chapter for the firm.”

15 Nov 2016
Cedriane de Boucaud, Chief Executive of Tantalum Corporation

Cedriane de Boucaud, Chief Executive of Tantalum Corporation, interviewed at The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 Awards Dinner in London.

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Cédriane de Boucaud Truell’s Background

Senior Partner & Co-Founder
Apr 2002 - Present
London, UK
Disruptive Capital Finance specialises in investments in early venture, mid venture and growth capital.
Non Executive Director
Nov 2013 - Present
London, UK
Cédriane led Tantalum from start up to leading global connected car SaaS platform. Recognised for commitment to innovation & growth it was awarded 14th in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 in 2015 & 2016. She led the acquisition of Tracker from Direct Line Insurance & merger with Lysanda to form Tantalum Corporation.
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Other Business Interests

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Ptarmigan Holdings
Director
2010 - Present
Sion, CH
Ptarmigan SA are developing a Swiss mountain valley providing luxury accommodation with access to high-end sports such as back country skiing, heli-skiing, ski mountaineering, cross country, rock climbing & trekking. There are also plans to provide medical care by developing a new generation "Health Village" tackling post-operative, stress and chronic conditions in a high-end facility.
Speaker
2016 - 2016
London, UK
Cédriane, CEO of Tantalum Corporation, speaking at BVCA High Growth Conference 2016 at Hilton Park Lane, London. Click on the logo for the video.

Philanthropy

Director
2005 - Present
London, UK
The Truell Charitable Foundation is predominantly focused on the conservation of precious ecosystems around the world. Our major areas of support include the United Kingdom and the Galapagos Islands.

Cédriane de Boucaud Truell’s Education

MA, International Economics & Development
1992 - 1994
BA, Economics & Political Science
1990 - 1992
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