Yalda Aoukar

Founder & Managing Director, Bracket Capital

United Kingdom

Yalda Aoukar started her career in London at Lehman Brothers in Fixed Income, followed by Barclays and Morgan Stanley in Private Wealth Management. She later moved to Doha as Vice President to launch Investcorp’s office in Qatar. She managed several key strategic relationships for the firm and advised investors on a variety of investments in Private Equity, Hedge Funds and in Real Estate.

Yalda began investing in technology as a personal endeavor. As her passion for Venture Capital grew and her exposure to the buoyant start-up scene yielded successful results, she realized access to this asset class in traditional investment circles remained limited. Thus, together with her business partner Jihan Bowes- Little, the vision for Bracket ensued: to bring elite venture type investment opportunities to international investors, particularly in Europe and the Middle East and bridge the geographical divide between Silicon Valley and the rest of the world.