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PreMoney San Francisco » Aydin Senkut - A one day event about the most disruptive strategies, models, & technologies for the future of venture capital

Aydin Senkut

Founder/CEO

Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. An original “super-angel” investor, he was named to Forbes’ 2014, 2015 and 2016 Midas Lists, and previously appeared as one of the top 15 tech angels by Businessweek. In March 2016 he was named among the New York Times’ Top 20 Venture Capital Investors Worldwide. Aydin is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Adyen, Diffbot, Greenhouse, Credit Karma, Rovio and Vicarious. Over 60 Felicis companies such as Brightroll, Climate Corp, Cruise, Dropcam, Twitch, and Meraki, have been acquired by industry leaders such as Google, Amazon, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, General Motors, AT&T, Disney, Yahoo and Ebay.

His recent focus areas include consumerization of enterprise, next gen financial services, along with AI and machine learning.

Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific (including Japan). Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch Google’s first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products and its first Safe Search. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible for world-wide licensing deals. Before joining Google, Aydin was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software MineSet at SGI.

Aydin received a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Boston University. He also earned an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks five languages: English, German, French, Portuguese and Turkish.

Aydin and his wife are Associate Founders of Singularity University, have backed bio-tech research at UCSF and sponsored a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Aydin has also been featured on BusinessweekNew York TimesWall Street JournalFortune, and Financial Times Germany.

 

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