New-York

Ozlem Akkurt

Principal In Residence

Bio

Ozlem Akkurt is a Principal in Residence at MVP Ventures. She is also
currently an MBA candidate at the Stanford GSB and an investor at the GSB Impact
Fund, finding and funding EdTech and Future of Work start-ups. She has a
demonstrated history of working in emerging markets, helping high-impact, high-growth
businesses scale. Prior to GSB, she was an Associate at 212 VC (largest VC in Turkey), investing in early
stage B2B tech start-ups in supply chain tech and future of work. She started her career
as an economic advisor to various African governments (e.g., Ethiopia, Rwanda, the
Congo, Kenya) helping them attract foreign investments into their fast-growing
industries, such as a gritech, tourism and logistics. She developed an in-depth understanding of market needs in emerging economies, with an M Phil. in Development Studies from University of Oxford, and now in the U.S.
through her MBA at Stanford GSB.

Expertises

Permitting and Compliance

Intellectual Property

Dispute resolution

Spoken languages

English

French