Rupert Baines

Rupert BainesRupert is a seasoned startup entrepreneur and CEO. He has founded several technology companies and been involved in three successful exits.

Most recently he was CEO of UltraSoC, which he took from struggling academic spinout to success, selling to Siemens in summer 2020 (a deal done wholly over Zoom over lockdown). 

Before UltraSoC, he was Vice-President of Strategic Marketing at Mindspeed following that company’s acquisition of Picochip (now Intel), where he was Chief Marketing Officer. His CV also includes spells at first:telecom (on track for IPO on LSE before acquisition by Atlantic Telecom), Pond Ventures (early-stage deep-tech VC), Arthur D Little, and Analog Devices where he played a key role in the development and mass-market adoption of DSL.  His first startup at age 22 was based on his undergraduate thesis.

Rupert has worked in the UK, US and Europe. He has a degree and postgraduate diploma in electronic engineering from the University of Hull and an MBA from IESE. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).


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