About Akshay

Who is Akshay Ruparelia?

  • Akshay Ruparelia is the founder of Doorsteps.co.uk
  • Doorsteps are the 3rd largest online agency in the UK
  • Doorsteps have sold over £1billion of homes in 3 years
  • Akshay has raised c. £4m in equity finance
  • Disrupted an inefficient market, with over 500% growth across 4 years
  • Scaled a team from 0 to over 60, including international recruits
  • Approved DWP Kickstart Gateway

My Mission Statement

My goal is to change lives. Change lives through directly disturbing archaic, consumer-facing practices and help fellow founders, startups and charities – change lives through powerful practices of mission, value proposition, technology and high-performance organisational culture. My purpose is to leave a legacy that changed lives – through high performance and supporting others in reaching peak performance. How I see it: High performance means succeeding beyond standard norms over the long term – whilst maintaining wellbeing and relationships. High performers pull UP their tribe, not push them down. Understanding that high performance is not correlated with age, nationality, ethnicity or gender.



On the 16th of July, 1998, I was born in Hemel Hempstead


In 2002, I started at Barnet & Hammond Primary School


Between 2012 and 2016, I attended Queen Elizabeth's Boys' Grammar School


Between 2013 and 2015, I worked each summer for 2-weeks at the Moonlight Cinema


In the summer of 2014, I worked for 1 month as a student intern for JP Morgan Chase & Co.


Started work on housesmartapp.com until pivoting to doorstepagents.com in 2016


I spent a week as an Interest Rates Trader for RBS


I attended a 1-day personal development programme at the Bank of America


Founded Doorsteps.co.uk online estate agents


I am extremely grateful and honoured to have completed the 10ksb programme by the University of Oxford funded by Goldman Sachs.


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