Zeynep Zorlu is a partner at Alacrity Turkey. She helps initiate portfolio company customer development efforts, identifies new business opportunities, and tracks company growth. Zeynep is a Class 20 Kauffman Fellow.
Zeynep has a particular interest in companies that address real customer problems, with high growth potential in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and with a greater focus on B2B solutions. She is a board member at Creatorden and a board observer at Twentify Corporation, Pisano, Deriva, Iven, and Startsub.
Stepping into the business life at Pfizer Turkey, Zeynep filled various posts in corporate strategy development and business intelligence departments. Later on, she worked with Zorlu Property Group in specific projects for Zorlu Center, a mixed-use property development investment of $2.5B. In 2014, she joined the fund management team at TRPE Venture Partners.
Born in Istanbul in 1984, Zeynep graduated from Istanbul American Robert College and Istanbul Koc University with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. She earned her Master of Science (MSc) in International Management at University of Essex and completed New York University (NYU) Foundations, Fundraising and Grant Making graduate program. She is currently a Master of Arts (MA) candidate in Cultural Management at Istanbul Bilgi University. Zeynep is a member of SAHA Association, and Turkish Underwater Sports Federation. She is a CMAS certified SCUBA diving instructor and BBU certified pilates instructor. Zeynep is married, with one child.