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Experience

Nov 2016present

VP of Product and Technology

Papara

Papara is a licensed and regulated payments company in Turkey which received investments from Revo Capital, a VC listing World Bank and IFC among it's investors. Papara was acquired by Paypal for $100M on May 2019.

  • Led the design and development of the e-wallet and payments platform. Platform features included:
    • Sending money to email addresses, mobile numbers, Facebook friends
    • Saving credit cards and using them at checkout
    • Mobile (GSM) payments at checkout
    • Mass payments for merchants
    • Top up wallet from 50,000+ physical locations
    • Instant money transfer between wallet and 15+ banks in Turkey via web services
  • Led the project to issue a pre-paid MasterCard directly connected to the e-wallet platform without an intermediary bank
  • Reached over 1M users
  • Oversaw 15+ engineers, designers and product managers, reported to the CEO.
Jan 2013Nov 2016

Co-Founder

BTCTrader

BTCTrader offers a white-label cryptocurrency exchange solution. BTCTurk, the first and largest Bitcoin exchange in Turkey is using BTCTrader's white label platform. The first Bitcoin exchanges in Greece and Philippines also used BTCTrader software.

  • Built a white label cryptocurrency exchange supporting multiple languages and currencies with customized KYC processes, deposit/withdrawal methods
  • Built a trading platform featuring limit, market, stop-loss and take-profit orders. 
  • Designed a world class key management process for cold storage of Bitcoin
  • Coded an Ethereum smart contract for automatic forwarding of user deposits to cold storage when hot storage balance exceeds limit
  • Reached over 200K users
  • Oversaw a team of 10+ engineers, designers and product managers
Sep 2010Jun 2013

Co-Founder

InsuredPlay

InsuredPlay offered equity insurance to online poker players. The product allowed the players to hedge their bets during a hand. The odds and resulting insurance premiums were calculated in real time and player balances were updated accordingly. The company raised $500K in seed funding but failed to turn a profit.

May 2008Oct 2009

Consultant

Noventum Consultıng

Worked in IT service management and project management consulting engagements with Yapi Kredi Bank (Unicredit), Social Security Institution of Turkey, Mercedes-Benz and Vodafone.

Education

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Bachelor of Science

Bilkent University

Computer Engineering