Cansu Deniz Bayrak

Cansu started her career in international politics and human rights law before moving to work in early-stage startups and investment in 2012. At BGV she leads on fundraising, runs Seed to Series A deals, and manages any commercial partnerships. As a board member, she specialises in coaching founders on developing good investor and board relationships, sales and business development, and growth fundraising strategy. Before joining BGV, Cansu built and ran global accelerator Startupbootcamp’s London branch having already managed their MENA programme in Istanbul. Prior to starting her investment career, Cansu led on business development for a VC-backed SaaS startup and co-founded Turkey’s number one cosmetic product reviews platform. In 2018, Cansu was awarded HM Government’s Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology visa for which she is also a Tech Nation ambassador.