Investing veteran Yusuf Özdalga joins QED
Yusuf brings decades of investing and lending experience to QED to support and lead investments in the UK and Europe
Alexandria, VA – July 24, 2017 – QED Investors today announced that Yusuf Özdalga will join QED as a Principal based in London. Yusuf will primarily focus on supporting QED’s half a dozen UK and European based investments, as well as exploring new investing opportunities within the geography.
“On behalf of the rest of the partners and principals at QED, it is with a great deal of excitement that I announce the addition of Yusuf to the QED team,” said Nigel Morris, Managing Partner of QED Investors. “With years of experience at some of the world’s leading lending companies, including JP Morgan and Capital One, Yusuf will be a welcomed addition to our investment team and will be a great resource for our UK and European based investments.”
Prior to joining QED, Yusuf was an active investor in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Turkey, where he sourced, executed, and exited investments across several sectors with a strong focus on implementing data driven decision making. Most recently, Yusuf served as an Investment Director at NCB Capital (formerly known as Eastgate Capital), a private equity platform based out of Dubai. At Eastgate, Yusuf ran the fund’s Turkish office and served on the Boards and Executive Committees of various portfolio companies across the region. “As an active investor, I have long admired QED’s investment ability and keen eye for investing in the FinTech leaders of tomorrow,” said Mr. Özdalga. “I am eager to add value to the current QED portfolio in the UK and Europe and I am looking forward to helping find, and investing in, the next wave of FinTech leaders within this exciting geography.”
Yusuf holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with High Honors, and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with Distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree with a dual concentration in Finance and MIS.
QED Investors is a leading boutique venture capital firm based in Alexandria, VA. QED was co-founded by Nigel Morris, who also co-founded Capital One. They are focused on investing in early stage, disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. QED is dedicated to building great businesses and uses a unique, hands-on approach that leverages their partners’ and principals’ decades of entrepreneurial and operational experience, helping their companies achieve breakthrough growth. Notable investments include Credit Karma, SoFi, Avant, Remitly, Fundera and LendUp. For more information, please visit qedinvestors.com.