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#20 Melis Kahya, 33 - General Atlantic Private Investment Firm
Melis Kahya joined General Atlantic in 2015 and is currently a Vice President, where she focuses on Retail & Consumer and Business Services. Before joining General Atlantic, Melis was a Vice President at TSG Consumer Partners where she focused on investments in the retail and consumer sectors. Previously, she was an analyst in the Investment Banking division at J.P. Morgan where she was focused on the consumer and retail sectors. Melis holds a B.S. from Yale University where she double majored in Electrical Engineering and Economics and graduated with distinction. She also earned her M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
General Atlantic, which has its main offices in Greenwich and New York, was founded in 1980 as a private investment firm to invest the funds of the Atlantic Philanthropies, established by Charles Feeney, a co-founder of Duty Free Shoppers Group and one of the world's most notable philanthropists. Since then, it has added capital partners who share Feeney's philosophy of investing for the long-term, building value over time.

General Atlantic has several offices around the world with $20 billion in capital under management. The firm takes a long-term view in its investments, which have spanned several industries, including Internet technology, financial services and health care. Its investments include a remarkable number of growth companies, like Uber, Airbnb, Vox Media and Buzzfeed. In 2011, General Atlantic invested in Facebook in a round of fundraising that valued the company at $65 billion. When the social networking site sold shares to the public a year later it was worth $104 billion. More recently, it took an interest in retail and consumer companies, particularly after a successful 2012 investment in the women’s clothing company Tory Burch. In December 2015, Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA, Brazil's No. 3 drugstore chain, agreed to sell a 17 percent stake to U.S. private-equity firm General Atlantic LLC for $150 million.
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