Cansu B.

Professional in Venture Capital experienced with fundraising & partnerships

United Kingdom
English, French, Turkish

I am an early-stage investor in tech for good companies. As senior partner, I run deals at seed and Series A stage, sit on the board of two of BGV's Top 10 porfolio companies, and fundraise for our in...see more

  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom
  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Marketing
  • ...

600

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Board Observer

Organise
3 years
Current position
Apr 2020 - Present
Team up, make work right. Organise is the UK's place for workplace campaigning. BGV first invested in Organise in 2017 through our workertech track with support from the Resolution Tr...see more

Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa Ambassador

Tech Nation
4 years
Current position
Jun 2019 - Present
The Tech Nation Visa Ambassadors are a select group of Alumni who act as a link between Tech Nation, the Alumni Network and the wider tech community. As key representatives of the visa,...see more

Senior Partner, Head of Fundraising

Bethnal Green Ventures
4 years
Current position
Apr 2019 - Present
I run our seed and Series A deals and fundraise for our investment vehicles. I focus on connecting to potential LPs with an interest in venture capital, impact investing, and tech for g...see more

Board Observer

LettUs Grow
4 years
Current position
Apr 2019 - Present
LettUs Grow is on a mission to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the world today: CO2 emissions, waste, ecosystem collapse, and food security. They design modular, aeroponic...see more

Senior Partner, Head of Partnerships

Bethnal Green Ventures
2 months
Feb 2019 - Apr 2019
I am a senior partner at Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC. We back ambitious founders using technology to tackle big social and environmental ...see more

COO

Startupbootcamp
2 years
Sep 2016 - Feb 2019
I ran Startupbootcamp IoT (aka SBC IoT) - the hardware vertical of global growth programme Startupbootcamp, particularly aimed at early-stage industrial IoT startups. SBC IoT's programm...see more

Digital Consultant

Guru Sauce
3 months
Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
I provided consultancy for growth stage startups, mainly focusing on strategic partnerships, marketing strategy and product roadmapping with Guru Sauce. One of them ended up spinning Sc...see more

Programme Director

Startupbootcamp
1 year
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
My role at Startupbootcamp İstanbul was a hybrid between COO and CMO: I worked directly under our MD, prepared the programme content, oversaw operations and created our marketing strate...see more

Business Development Director

Zet.com
1 year
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
ZET.com, powered by Sopsy, is an online marketplace for small volume designer products. As a core team member, in addition to my responsibilities at Sopsy, I managed strategic partnersh...see more

Sales & Marketing Manager

SOPSY
2 years
Oct 2012 - Aug 2014
As a member of the small founding team, I wore many hats at the e-commerce SaaS platform Sopsy: namely sales, marketing, lead generation, and stakeholder management.

Co-founder

Süslü Sözlük
2 years
Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Co-founded Süslü Sözlük - the number one crowdsourced product review website in the beauty and cosmetics vertical in Turkish. Completely bootstrapped and profitable since year one.

Category Manager

BONVAGON.COM
7 months
Mar 2012 - Oct 2012
Bonvagon was my first tech company after my careeer u-turn. Did lead generation for design, art and gourmet products, managed partner CSR budgets, and the import/export process at the e...see more

Trainee

Council of Europe
3 months
Jan 2011 - Apr 2011
I got awarded a spot at the highly selective Council of Europe trainee programme, reserved for young professionals with potential to influence policy. Co-authored regional reports on Tu...see more

Research Assistant

United Nations
1 month
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
Was the research assistant to Prof. Dr. Mehmet Arda from UNCTAD in the preparation of "Ten Year Appraisal and Review of the Implementation of the UN 2010 Brussels Programme of Action fo...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • Information Technology, Data & Telecom

Role experience

  • C-Level & Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Strategy & Business Development

Expertise

  • Early-stage Startups
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Early Stage Investment