Ali Karabey is a Managing Director at 212 focusing on investments in internet, communication and technology companies. Ali currently serves on the boards of Butigo.com, online fashion retail start-up focusing on fast fashion, Balerin.com, front-runner in the online personal care vertical, and Hazinem.com, the online jewelry store.
After graduating from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a degree in Finance, Ali resumed his career in Arthur Andersen’s New York office in the Corporate Finance department, executing mid-market transactions in technology, media and telecommunications industries. In 2002 he joined Morgan Stanley Capital International to manage North American and European finance teams consecutively. Meanwhile he was involved in the valuation, due diligence, and the post-acquisition integration of acquisition targets.
After Morgan Stanley Ali transferred to Deutsche Bank to focus on the Bank’s principal investments.
Prior to 212, Ali moved back to Istanbul in 2008 and started consulting clients in the government and private sector on PPP, Project Finance & Private Equity Advisory projects.
Ali is a member of Galata Business Angels, Istanbul’s premier angel investor organization, and also serves on the Endeavor Advisory Board.