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Rupert Ashe

Founder & CEO

D5 Capital

London, UK

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Rupert Ashe’s Biography

Rupert is Founder and CEO of D5 Capital. He is also a Senior Consultant at Trillium Partners, a Non-Executive Director of Wemyss Development Company and a Senior Advisor at Adoreum Partners.

A serial entrepreneur and financier, Rupert formed D5 Capital in 2011. The corporate finance boutique specialises in media, technology, ecommerce, adtech and marketing technology. Together with Adoreum Partners, an international members club for UHNWIs, investors, philanthropists and business leaders, D5 Capital runs a funding platform for growth companies in Europe, Israel and UK. It has raised over $100m capital for companies including Connecteam, OpenWeb, Threads Styling and WalkMe.

During his career, Rupert has sold over 50 companies, mainly in the marketing services and adtech industry and in 2012 he wrote a book on the process titled “Making Millions from Creativity’ (Matador).

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Rupert entered the media industry in 1990 by forming Focus Communications, a financial PR and investor relations firm that he sold in 1998 to Grey Global...
Rupert is Founder and CEO of D5 Capital. He is also a Senior Consultant at Trillium Partners, a Non-Executive Director of Wemyss Development Company and a Senior Advisor at Adoreum Partners.

A serial entrepreneur and financier, Rupert formed D5 Capital in 2011. The corporate finance boutique specialises in media, technology, ecommerce, adtech and marketing technology. Together with Adoreum Partners, an international members club for UHNWIs, investors, philanthropists and business leaders, D5 Capital runs a funding platform for growth companies in Europe, Israel and UK. It has raised over $100m capital for companies including Connecteam, OpenWeb, Threads Styling and WalkMe.

During his career, Rupert has sold over 50 companies, mainly in the marketing services and adtech industry and in 2012 he wrote a book on the process titled “Making Millions from Creativity’ (Matador).

After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Rupert entered the media industry in 1990 by forming Focus Communications, a financial PR and investor relations firm that he sold in 1998 to Grey Global Group. During his time at Focus Communications, he handled communications on over 100 transactions, including M&As, IPOs and private placements.

He holds an advisory position at JPES Partners, an expert in marketing in the investment management industry, and he is a Director at Playsight Interactive, a sports technology group.

Rupert graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc (Hons) in Geography. He has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since 1986.
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Rupert Ashe’s Background

D5 Capital
Founder & CEO
Feb 2011 - Present
London, UK
D5 Capital is a business finance advisory specialist in the global media, marketing services, and technology sectors.
PlaySight
Director
Dec 2012 - Present
Tel Aviv-Yafo, IL
PlaySight's Smart sports AI system allows teams to capture and live stream games and practises without network or cabling infrastructure, creating a professional broadcast experience.
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Current Board Positions

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Wemyss Development Company
Non-Executive Director
Sep 2008 - Present
Edinburgh, UK
Wemyss Development Company manages a family of global companies with a diverse portfolio, including interests in real estate, the production of spirits and fine wines, and renewable energy. Companies under its umbrella include Wemyss Properties, Wemyss Malts, and Wemyss Renewables.

Previous Board Positions

Videojug
Chairman
Jan 2010 - May 2011
London, UK
Videojug was an online platform that produced instructional how-to videos about food, beauty and fashion.

Current Advisory Roles

Adoreum Partners
Senior Advisor
London, UK
Adoreum is an international one world network and members club for ultra-high net worth individuals, investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, philanthropists, creative visionaries and academics who believe that by pooling their resources they can have a profound impact on the world.
Trillium Partners
Senior Advisor
London, UK
Trillium Partners offers advice to UK mid-market listed firms, financial sponsors and private companies on a range of M&A transactions and raising capital from alternative finance providers, banks and private equity firms.
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Media

Making the decision to sell your business is never an easy one.
Panelist
Rupert Ashe, Founder and CEO of D5 Capital, joins an expert panel to discuss and give advice about the pros and cons of selling your company.

Accreditation

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Chartered Accountant
London, UK
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership group that promotes, supports and develops chartered accountants and students. It has close to 190,000 members in 147 countries across the globe.

Publications

Making Millions From Creativity: How to Sell a Marketing Services Agency
Author
Aug 2012
London, UK
Making Millions From Creativity: How to Sell a Marketing Services Agency provides a step-by-step guide to preparing your business for sale, enlisting advisors, and handling potential buyers.

Specialist Courses

London Business School
London, UK
Rupert completed a Corporate Finance course at LBS, one of the highest ranked business schools in the world.

Rupert Ashe’s Education

University of Bristol
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geography