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Managing Director & General Partner

Sertac Yeltekin

Sertac Yeltekin is the Founder and Managing Director of Zingforce Ventures, a firm specialized in venture building and advisory based in Singapore.

He is also the Co-founder and General Partner of Purpose Venture Capital, Singapore, an early-stage fund investing in sustainable technologies. He is the co-founder of Turkey’s first impact investing platform Etkiyap. He is an investor, executive manager and non-executive director for many start-ups in Italy, Korea, Singapore, Turkey and in Southeast Asia.

Sertac has more than 25 years of experience in the financial sector as a senior manager and consultant. His international experience spans a wide array of managerial and functional roles in the corporate and consulting universe: Banking, Management Consulting, Asset Management, Executive Education and Venture Capital with an ESG and impact investing focus Sertac has always crossed geographical and thematic boundaries with ease in Asia, Europe and the United States. He is a facilitator, integrator and seeker of common denominators between cultures, functions and disciplines.

Sertac was COO for Insitor Partners, a Singapore-based Venture Capital firm in impact investing between 2017 and 2020. Prior to Insitor, Sertac was Senior Vice President at Unicredit Group from 2002 to 2017 in Italy with numerous C-suite and directorship roles in asset management, banking, finance & planning and human capital management divisions.

Before joining Unicredit in 2002, Sertac worked as a management consultant in Turkey, Israel and Italy at Bain & Company between 1998 and 2002.

After attending Robert College in Istanbul, Sertac graduated from Swarthmore College, PA, USA with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science. Sertac also holds a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.