Tugce Ergul will be a speaker in Startup Iceland 2022. Tugce is the Founding Partner of Angel Labs – one of the world’s first investor accelerators HQ’d in San Francisco. Angel Labs is an investment organization at the intersection of venture capital, international development and education. The goal is to empower inclusive, sustainable and diverse tech innovation through global investment syndicates and investor education. As managing partner, Ergul has overseen investments of more than $100 million in more than 40 countries.

Tugce reached out to me in 2016 to run the Angel Labs workshop to get more investors into the Angel investing and seed investing in the Icelandic Startup Community. We never got around to organizing it then but we are planning to work on that this year. She is participating in Startup Iceland to engage with the community and to also learn about Iceland. I am looking forward to hosting her in Iceland and also looking forward to hearing her talk about her investments in a number of sustainable technology projects. Tugce was named Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018 and Fortune 40 under 40 people in Finance. She has been an evangelist for Angel investing and Seed investing as that is one of the biggest challenge in emerging startup ecosystems.