Focused on early stage investments in technology and internet startups with passion of finding the best entrepreneurs and helping them during their journey. Dilek Dayinlarli is the Principal at 212, Turkey’s leading and most active Venture Capital. Dilek brings extensive marketing, operations and business development expertise to help 212 Portfolio companies scale and grow.
Prior to 212, Dilek worked at Groupon as a Director of Strategy and Analysis where she advised senior management on current performance and future strategies, led company growth through new product category launches, transferred international best practices, and worked with the sales organization to become more effective. Previously, Dilek was a Senior Management Consultant in Accenture’s Communications & High Technology practice, involved in identifying and analyzing new investment opportunities in the Internet and telecom sectors, undertaking market entry, due diligence and operations improvement projects. Dilek spent the first couple of years of her career in Turkey as a Business Developer at Koc Holding’s Telecom division executing business development and strategy. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also created her own start-up.
Also, Dilek is a Kauffman Fellow and received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University and a Master of Business Administration in Strategy from Johnson & Wales University, both with honor degrees.