About Us

Get to know Sterling Road

Ash Rust

Managing Partner, Sterling Road

Ash is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the Managing Partner of Sterling Road, a venture fund focused on pre-seed stage B2B companies. He was an advisor to Bullpen Capital and previously worked at Trinity Ventures. Ash has mentored hundreds of startups through accelerator programs including Y-Combinator, Techstars, Alchemist, and universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Oxford.

Before investing, Ash was Cofounder and CEO of SendHub (acquired: Cameo Global, Y-Combinator W12) and Director of Ranking at Klout (acquired: Lithium).

Ash earned a Masters in Computer Science from Oxford, served as an Officer in the British Army, and currently resides in San Francisco.

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Investment Locations

USA, Canada, and United Kingdom

Investment Committee & Advisors

Noel Fenton
Trinity Ventures
Founding General Partner
Renske Lynde
1st Course Capital
General Partner
Ben Chelf
Elementum Ventures
General Partner
Rachel Gillum
Head of Policy
Laura Sydell JD
Journalist & Writer
Gus Tai
Trinity Ventures

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