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Elevating Founders

Cansu Bayrak
Senior Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures


Cansu is Senior Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures, Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC, where she leads on fundraising for their investment vehicles. Previously, she was with the global accelerator Startupbootcamp, first building their MENA branch in conjunction with a micro-fund in Istanbul, then scaling their industrial IoT programme to London and running it. 

She has been in the tech industry as founder, operator and early-stage investor for a decade. Her background is in international politics and human rights law, before going into investment she worked with IGOs and NGOs like Amnesty International, the Council of Europe, and the UN in Turkey and France. 

Currently based in London, she is an ambassador for the UK Government’s Tier 1 Tech Nation Exceptional Talent scheme.

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