Cedric Kutlu

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Cedric is a polyglot passionate about world affairs, technology, design, and personal development. He was involved at a young age in his family’s real estate enterprise having led various initiatives to grow the business and embraced technology to convert buildings into smarter and greener properties. He enjoyed building online businesses during his university studies and upon graduation in International Management from McGill University, Cedric was selected to join HSBC’s leadership development program. He then held various leading roles in strategy consulting, international affairs, and corporate development in the fields of recycling technology and solar energy. Subsequently, he partook in the launch of Kibo Ventures as Investment Manager of the $50 million early-stage venture capital fund, and co-founded Fools Fund, a seed-stage micro VC fund which invested in twenty companies, returned three times invested capital, and participated in the creation of more than 700 jobs. He then co-founded Future Lighthouse, a virtual reality company operating at the nexus of storytelling & innovation. Cedric is now developing an impact driven investment fund focused on empowering founders of early stage companies leveraging technology and science to solve global pressing issues such as healthcare, education, nutrition, energy, financial inclusion, and urban transformation. Named Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, Cedric is also an advisor to various technology startups and global institutions.