Strategy and Thesis Development Associate
Mert Yucesoy works as a Strategy and Thesis Development Associate on the Impact team, researching existing and potential future investment thesis areas. Mert also supports our investment lifecycle and due diligence processes, and assists with the design and development of internal applications of our thesis areas.
Before joining Georgian, Mert worked at Glasswing Ventures where he engaged with pre-seed and seed stage AI start-ups, performed industry and company analysis and built the investment thesis on an emerging technology for future fundraising.
Previously he held positions in business development, strategy and consulting at Alterna Team, a customer experience start-up, Accenture, and Akbank.
Mert holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where he was Vice President of Venture Capital at the Rotman Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association. He also holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.
Did you know?
Mert is an ex-professional basketball player and avid Raptors fan. He is a seasoned traveler, having visited over 30 countries so far. Mert volunteers and mentors at Canada Learning Code and the Rotman LINKS program.
Areas of Expertise
Investment strategy & thesis areas