GBA members are generally s emi-retired successful high technology founders or executives, and have a n interest in investing in high-risk startups. The culture of GBA is to recognize that its members have led serious careers and can decide for themselves how best to use the opportunities made available through GBA. GBA members are expected to attend most of the meetings, invest in one deal per year, help with diligence on potential investments, make their networks available to each other, keep confidential information confidential, and strive to maintain the GBA’s cordiality.
Membership is by invitation only. Generally, one must be sponsored by at least 2 current members who know the new member can recommend them. All prospective members meet with several members of the Membership Committee for informal conversations. It is readily apparent by all sides if a fit exists and, if so, an invitation is extended.
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GBA provides its members enhanced deal flow, better due diligence, and the negotiating power of indirectly poolingcapital. GBA also provides a forum for fellowship of like-minded successfulpeople. Investing the seed stage companies is very risky. GBA brings together at one place and time some of the most successful people in Istanbul; folks who have walked the walk. By sharing their experiences and judgments the assessment of potential companies is quicker and more accurate. Each member is often arecognized source of capital in their own communities, so each brings to GBA a unique source of new deals. And while dollars are not formally pooled, if 10 members are interested in investing, the ad hoc group interested in investing is more capable of negotiating terms with a prospective investment.