Istanbul Startups List

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ID 86976

Mert Giray ILHAN

Strategy Consultant - advising top management of private equity and pharmaceutical firms

ID 436705

Celik Oren

Founder @benimmagazam, ininal • Worked at @esas-holding-esasli-as, @obacay-pazarlama-a

ID 221422

Mehmet Akgun


Worked at @trendyol, @amazon, @accenture • Partner at @trendyol • Investor & Advisor @annelutfen, @modasor • Studied at @university-of-north-carolina-chapel-hill, @bogazici-university

ID 21197

Mohsen Malayeri


Startup Enthusiast. Founder & CEO @Khavarzamin. Organizer of Startup Weekend Tehran. Local Instructor of Startup Weekend Next.

ID 268458

Heather R Morgan

Economist, Writer & Globetrotter. Cold emails are my superpower. @500startups

ID 81045

Can Serter


Superangel, Hardcore Geek, Technology Connoisseur.. Chef, Fisherman, Film and TV Fanatic, Photographer. @duke grad, turn of the century.

ID 31298

Matthias Metternich

Co-founder of @believe-in & @brave-is, formerly Client Partner @akqa, Managing Partner @poke-istanbul

ID 132952

Özgür (Oscar) Bayraktar


Bayraktar & Partners, Forbes, Harvard Business Review.

ID 63123


Founder @dooing

ID 266456

Mehmet Subasi


Marketing strategist, speaker with 20 years of management consultancy experience in strategy & marketing

ID 227745

Hakan Ozcan


Worked for over 10 years in finance and business dev in New York, Beijing & Istanbul. Invests in disruptive business models backed with innovative technologies.

ID 94771

Cem Baydar


Strategy and Management Consulting Executive with 15 years of experience, Advisory Board Member of Endeavor, Member of Keiretsu Forum, ex-Accenture and comScore executive.

ID 45812

Ihsan Tayfun Uslu


Founder @sefamerve • Investor @crew, @boni • Advisor at @sailturbine • Studied at @cornell-university, @rochester-institute-of-technology, blog at

ID 117651

Sam Onat Yilmaz


Managing Partner @dapps-fund-i Board Member @mastercoin-foundation ED @bitangels Triple Major('10) & MS Engineering ('12) @johns-hopkins-university

ID 58017

Arda Kutsal


Founder @webrazzi, • Investor @naytev @rigetti-quantum-computing-1 @ginkgo-bioworks

ID 343560

Nick Avedesian

CEO of The Vantage Group | Founder of Avedesian Enterprises

ID 52615

Emre Ersahin


CMO @sahibindencom • Investor @tinypay & @bebemoss. Idea loving strategist, creative generalist, former entrepreneur, dad of 2. Worked at @the-coca-cola-company , @turkcell, @bbdo

ID 372506

Andre Rabanea

Founder & Creative Ideator at TORKE+CC (creative agency), Founder at Billy The Group (venture capital)

ID 166402

Elbruz Yilmaz

Galata Business Angels, Founder Institute, @boatbookings-com, BTS, @inventis

ID 527941

Hilal Koc

Worked at @credit-suisse @google @accenture • Studied at @emory-university @university-of-michigan-ross-school-of-business-1

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