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SuperReturn International
4 - 7 June 2024
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Dilek Dayinlarli
Founder & Managing Partner at ScaleX


An entrepreneur, investor and company scaler, with experience in forming, funding, running, advising and investing in technology companies. Dilek is the founder and managing partner of ScaleX Ventures. She invests in B2B software, AI, bioinformatics, robotics, cyber and also leads them to global scaling.

Dilek was actively investing as an angel and being an active chairwoman since 2017. She has been an angel investor in companies like Picus Security, DataRow (acquired by AWS), Genomize, and Genialis, having a board seat on multiple of them.

Previously she was an investor at 212, an early-stage technology venture capital in İstanbul. She invested in companies like IyziCo, the biggest Fintech company in the region and Insider, global marketing automation software, funded by Sequoia Capital and so on. Prior to 212, Dilek worked at Groupon as Director of Strategy and Analysis, Management Consultant at Accenture and Business Developer at Koc Group. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also started her own startup.

Dilek received a BA honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University and MBA from Johnson & Wales University, both with honor degrees. Dilek is also one of the first Kauffman Fellows, chosen from Turkey and distinguished by scholarship. She is also a founding member and leader of Arya Women Investment Platform. She is a guest lecturer at Stanford University and a judge at European Commission. Dilek was awarded as One of the Most Successful Women Leaders in Turkey, thanks to her contributions and impact on tech industry.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Leveraging the landscape of AI startups in PE portfolios