Fidesa Ventures

Technology-oriented thematic investments, to bridge the gap between post-seed and growth stages, with the intention of creating social & environmental impact, along with superior financial return.

ABOUT FIDESA VENTURES

Fidesa Ventures is a private fund, which has a thematic investment approach, focusing on investments in healthcare (Good Health & Well-being), education (Quality Education & Skills), agriculture & energy efficiency (Circular Economy), and access to finance, ICT, SaaS (Efficient Businesses). Applying a staged investment strategy – which includes investment diversification across multiple stages (between post-seed and growth), and follow-on investments based on reaching certain KPIs, Fidesa Ventures’ primary geographic focus will be based on Turkey due to the inherent expertise of the core team in the area, and the country’s undercapitalized VC market, where access to pre-seed/seed capital is relatively easy through government grants and incentives, whereas early stage and Series A capital is scarce. In addition to Turkey, EU member Balkan countries will be on radar, to unlock growth on the region via Fidesa partners strong network.

KEY INVESTMENT PARAMETERS

Erinc ALPER

Erinc
ALPER

Managing Partner

Erinc has been in banking industry for more than 20 years with substantial experience in wealth management/investment advisory at UBS and UBP Zurich offices. He was an early stage investor of Markafoni in 2007, and his successful exit from the company in 2011 has encouraged him to focus further on direct investments in technology intensive businesses. Currently, he has an investment portfolio consisting of 5 companies, at his Zurich based SGEK Holding. Erinc holds Bsc. Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.

Emre KARABEKIROGULLARI

Emre
KARABEKIROGULLARI

Managing Partner

Emre is an investment management professional with experience in M&A, venture capital and impact investing. In the last 10 years; he worked as M&A advisor at Dexia Istanbul office, fund of funds investor at European Investment Bank and more recently, Board and Investment Committee advisor to a worldwide impact investing fund, which is funded by supranational investors. Emre holds an MBA degree in Corporate Finance from La Salle University, Philadelphia.

Yunus Emre TIRNOVALI

Yunus Emre
TIRNOVALI

Partner

Yunus Emre is the CEO of House of Apps, where he designed the business and structured the team from scratch. Before, he was mobile project leader at n11.com and previously he led several mobile application startup projects. He has extensive knowledge in end2end development of projects and products, all the way from concept to realization. Yunus Emre holds M.S. in Management Information Systems from Marmara University.

Utku DORDUNCU

Utku
DORDUNCU

Partner

Utku is currently the Chief Strategy Officer in Turkey’s first cold-pressed juice company, Juico. Prior to this, he worked as an investment banker focusing on leverage finance at TD Securities in New York and more recently as an associate for Actera Group, the leading private equity house in Turkey. Utku holds an MBA degree from NYU Stern School of Business.

CONTACT FIDESA VENTURES

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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AddressIstanbul Liason Office: Buyukdere Cad. No:127, Astoria Residence B Blok D 2202, Istanbul
Levent, Istanbul TURKEY
E-Mailemre@fidesavc.com