Mert is responsible for researching and executing on investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies post-investment. He’s particularly interested in machine learning driven SaaS companies that remove friction from value-generating processes and provide security and compliance to end users.
Before joining OMERS Ventures, Mert was a Strategy & Innovation Associate at Georgian, where he developed investment theses, supported the investment process, and ran innovation projects to automate fund operations. Prior to Georgian, Mert worked at Glasswing Ventures, where he invested in seed-stage AI startups, held positions in business development, strategy, and consulting roles at Alterna (an early stage B2B startup), and worked as a management consultant at Accenture.
He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman school of management (Canada), an MSc in Corporate Finance from EDHEC Business School (France), and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University (Turkey).