Ready for 2022: Core Finance launces new website and expands team!

Ready for 2022: Core Finance launces new website and expands team!
After our strongest year to date, we strive to be better than ever. With 14 advisory and 9 investment transactions closed in 2021 together with launch of Core Ventures we've hired a world renown branding agency and have strengthening our team with a number of new senior team members.

Core Finance expands and shuffles team

Core Finance were delighted to announce that the following changes and additions have occurred during the last quarter:

Christian Lagerling has now become Partner and will be leading the US operations. Christian has been an important Senior Advisor for us and we're very happy to deepen our relationship after our successful US launch together.

Alpaslan Canli has joined as Vice President bringing years of investment and advisory experience with great track record.

Alara Vural joined as Associate.
Canan Umur joined as Executive Assistant.

Christian Lagerling - Managing Partner
Christian is an experienced technology investor, advisor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco Bay Area. Christian co-founded GP Bullhound in London in 1999, building it to one of the leading global cross border M&A and private placement houses with ten global offices and 150+ staff. He has an extensive international network and track record supporting global technology companies through their growth phases with particular expertise enabling US investments and business expansion. He is also a founder and CEO of family office investment firm Beluca Ventures, a co-founder of Dicopay, a leading European fintech company, and an investor and board member at Einride, the autonomous electric transport leader.

Christian holds a B.Sc. in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.Sc in Finance from Stockholm Business School as well as professional designations including the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.”

Alpaslan Canli - Vice President
Alp is a Vice President at Core Finance. He is responsible for deal execution, origination and investment management with a focus on early stage and growth stage technology companies in fintech, SaaS, e-commerce, mobility and B2C verticals globally.

Prior to Core Finance, Alp was a venture capital investor at Revo Capital, the largest VC fund of Turkey with $150M+ AUM investing early-stage technology companies in Turkey and Eastern Europe with 25+ portfolio companies including Getir, Akinon, TransferGo, Onedio, Logiwa, Zizoo, Foriba and Paycore.

Alp was formerly an Investment Banking Analyst at Pragma Corporate Finance, leading M&A advisory firm in Turkey with $7.1B transaction where he advised on 2 sell-side closed M&A deals valued at $83M, two PE fund, participated in 10+ M&A deals totaling $500M+ EV in technology, machinery sectors, deep experience in LBO, M&A and operating models.

Alara Vural - Associate
Alara Vural is an associate at CORE where she focuses on SaaS, e-commerce and mobility sectors.

Prior to joining CORE, Alara worked as an investment banking analyst at Raiffeisen Investment, where she advised on various industrial, energy and tech transactions.

Alara graduated from Koç University with a degree in Economics, and with co-curricular track programs in Finance & Financial Markets. She has also spent a semester at Bocconi University, studying finance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, doing pilates and playing her piano.

Canan Umur - Executive Assistant
Canan joined Core Finance in 2021 as Executive Assistant and Office Manager supporting the Managing Partners in our İstanbul office.

Prior to joining Core Finance, Canan worked in the cosmetics and media industries, and has over 10 years of experience in administrative and event management. Canan is responsible for managing administrative & office support and establishing the link between internal and external groups in the most efficient and effective manner possible. She's highly passionate about technology.

Canan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages for Interpretion and Translation and worked as a Certified Translator with Ministry Departments of Turkish Republic and several prestigious multinational law firms.

Our new website is launched!

With a mission to make the brand new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly our amazing staff have spent more than three months’ days & nights building from scratch, and we are delighted to officially announce the launch on Jan 27, 2022.

Our new website comes together with out new brand image, which was designed exclusively by the prestigious Works Studio, which has worked with brands such as Nike, Dyson, Kith, Peloton, Design Miami. LVMH, Converse and many more.

Change is inevitable, and something to be embraced but that’s not a good enough reason to change a brand. We believe that a simpler, more modern, more distinctive evolution of our brand could do that job better. Our new branding is more consistent and, we hope, more instantly recognizable.