Venture Partner

Deniz has over 20 years of experience in commercial effectiveness, efficiency and technology mainly in banking, insurance, retail, utility, e-commerce, energy, manufacturing, telecom and enterprise software industries. 

As a business analytics and marketing mananger, he worked for 8 years at Yapi Kredi Bank in Istanbul, as a management consulting leader, 7 years at Peppers and Rogers Group, OC&C Strategy Consultants and Maven Insights in EMEA region on management consulting engagements. 

Following his career in banking and management consulting, he had a transition to technology and worked for Vodafone Spain as a solution architect, for Turk Telekom as a transformation director, and joined Wipro as a program manager for one of the largest transformations in Turkey with a $100M project budget and 200 people team.

Deniz advised investors and has been working with, and advising startups for the last 9 years as an entrepreneur, investor, advisory board member, and senior-level executive. He specializes in strategy development, product management, agile technology delivery, digital transformation, team building, and fundraising in SaaS, enterprise software, e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, supply chain, fintech, energy, and IT verticals.

Deniz is an author of innovation reports and blog posts of the Startup Intellect, graduated from Dokuz Eylul University and has completed his MBA at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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