Aydin Celebi

Venture Associate at Palo Santo


Aydin Celebi is a Venture Associate at Palo Santo, where they focus on early-stage investments, diligence, and investment thesis development in biotechnology, digital health, and psychedelics. Prior to joining Palo Santo, Aydin was the Director of New Business Launch at EY Ventures, where they helped launch a number of software-driven businesses within professional services. Aydin was early promoted to Director based on high performance, and was part of EY's inaugural innovation leadership training program for high performing directors and senior directors. Specific accomplishments while at EY Ventures include leading a team of five to incubate a new potential $1B business in the HR technology market, and conducting, synthesizing, and analyzing 100+ pain point interviews resulting in three products validated in-market.

Aydin Celebi has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Design Innovation from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Aydin'story from the University of Southern California. Aydin Celebi is also certified from Scaled Agile, Inc. in SAFe 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager.

Aydin Celebi works with and Claire Fernandez - Venture Associate. Aydin Celebi reports to Dan Lennon, Venture Partner.



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