Management & Advisory Team

Hakki Goktas /hakki Founder & CEO Hakki started his career as a consultant at PWC and Deloitte, focusing on CRM. Before his first venture, he took senior management roles as the GM of Netbul (Turkey's first search engine) and GM of Noktalar Software Technologies, all focusing on internet and mobile in Turkey. Hakki founded and successfully exited multiple businesses, Joint Venture with Shazam in Turkey, PowerClub (Turkey's first and biggest digital music store), music based social network Soundklan, which made him the Young Interactive Entrepreneur of the Year in Turkey in 2008. He was voted as the mobile internet leader of the year in 2003 by the readers of Capital, economy magazine. Before SlashPay, Hakki founded LeFood, an online food delivery network in 2014, and Napideal in Eastern Europe in 2011, a joint venture between Turkey's leading daily deals site Grupanya (backed by Intel Capital). Hakki has a BSc in Management from Middle East Technical University.

Hakki Goktas
/hakki
Founder & CEO

Hakki started his career as a consultant at PWC and Deloitte, focusing on CRM. Before his first venture, he took senior management roles as the GM of Netbul (Turkey's first search engine) and GM of Noktalar Software Technologies, all focusing on internet and mobile in Turkey.

Hakki founded and successfully exited multiple businesses, Joint Venture with Shazam in Turkey, PowerClub (Turkey's first and biggest digital music store), music based social network Soundklan, which made him the Young Interactive Entrepreneur of the Year in Turkey in 2008. He was voted as the mobile internet leader of the year in 2003 by the readers of Capital, economy magazine.

Before SlashPay, Hakki founded LeFood, an online food delivery network in 2014, and Napideal in Eastern Europe in 2011, a joint venture between Turkey's leading daily deals site Grupanya (backed by Intel Capital).

Hakki has a BSc in Management from Middle East Technical University.

Guclu Ozenci /guclu Advisor to the Board of Directors Guclu has over 20 years of professional experience in IT solutions sales and business development, having held various positions at Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Koc System. For the last 4 years, leveraging his professional experience and network, he has embarked on entrepreneurial ventures. He has started-up Peoplise, a cloud B2B digital HR-Tech venture and successfully moving forward, today with 50+ blue chip enterprises. Peoplise is being backed by Revo Capital , NL and 500Startups , USA. Guclu is a certified angel investor and a member of the BIC Angel Network as an active investor and mentor. He is also supporting social entrepreneurs for public good. Guclu is a member of the board at YenidenBiz.com – a non-profit organization supporting women going back to work life after a career break. His company, Peoplise is providing pro-bono technology support to Endeavor Turkey. He is also a member of the Ashoka network in Turkey. Guclu holds an MBA from University of New Orleans and a BSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

Guclu Ozenci
/guclu

Advisor to the Board of Directors

Guclu has over 20 years of professional experience in IT solutions sales and business development, having held various positions at Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Koc System.

For the last 4 years, leveraging his professional experience and network, he has embarked on entrepreneurial ventures. He has started-up Peoplise, a cloud B2B digital HR-Tech venture and successfully moving forward, today with 50+ blue chip enterprises. Peoplise is being backed by Revo Capital , NL and 500Startups , USA.

Guclu is a certified angel investor and a member of the BIC Angel Network as an active investor and mentor.

He is also supporting social entrepreneurs for public good. Guclu is a member of the board at YenidenBiz.com – a non-profit organization supporting women going back to work life after a career break. His company, Peoplise is providing pro-bono technology support to Endeavor Turkey. He is also a member of the Ashoka network in Turkey.

Guclu holds an MBA from University of New Orleans and a BSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

Tolga Yaveroglu /tolga Advisor to the Board of Directors Tolga leads Deloitte’s management consulting practice in Turkey and is also responsible for the services offered to the firm’s technology clients. Prior to joining Deloitte in Turkey, Tolga was working for Sprint Nextel as their Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, overseeing evaluation and execution of new strategic business opportunities, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate partnerships.  Tolga has over 20 years of experience in the sector, advising leading technology, telecommunications, financial services, and fintech companies, their investors, and regulators worldwide. Tolga delivered numerous successful strategy, operations, and technology projects for multinational clients such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, HSBC, Google, and PayPal.   Tolga has an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a BSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

Tolga Yaveroglu
/tolga

Advisor to the Board of Directors

Tolga leads Deloitte’s management consulting practice in Turkey and is also responsible for the services offered to the firm’s technology clients.

Prior to joining Deloitte in Turkey, Tolga was working for Sprint Nextel as their Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, overseeing evaluation and execution of new strategic business opportunities, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate partnerships. 


Tolga has over 20 years of experience in the sector, advising leading technology, telecommunications, financial services, and fintech companies, their investors, and regulators worldwide. Tolga delivered numerous successful strategy, operations, and technology projects for multinational clients such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, HSBC, Google, and PayPal.

 
Tolga has an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a BSc in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

Erdem Yurdanur /erdem Advisor to the Board of Directors Erdem co-founded Coretech, which is one of the first independent software development companies in Turkey. Coretech developed custom software for large multi-national companies such as Unilever, P&G, Tefal, and Pfizer in more than 20 countries where Erdem was managing international projects. At Coretech, Erdem started his first internet project in 1999 founding Kokteyl which was focused only on B2C internet projects. Kokteyl’s main success was Mackolik.com, the most popular online sports brand in Turkey for more than 15 years. Erdem sold Mackolik to Perform Group at an $80m+ valuation, marking one of the largest acquisitions in the Turkish internet sector. Erdem is still managing a portfolio of key projects at Kokteyl and other companies that he founded, providing seed investment or mentorship. Masomo is one of his new mobile gaming companies with a successful game called Online Head Ball with more than 20 million players worldwide. He also has a new tech company called Admost Mediation which helps app and game developers to maximize their advertising revenues. Erdem has a significant experience in adtech business for more than 10 years where he is currently managing over 10 billion monthly impressions at Admost.

Erdem Yurdanur
/erdem

Advisor to the Board of Directors

Erdem co-founded Coretech, which is one of the first independent software development companies in Turkey. Coretech developed custom software for large multi-national companies such as Unilever, P&G, Tefal, and Pfizer in more than 20 countries where Erdem was managing international projects. At Coretech, Erdem started his first internet project in 1999 founding Kokteyl which was focused only on B2C internet projects. Kokteyl’s main success was Mackolik.com, the most popular online sports brand in Turkey for more than 15 years. Erdem sold Mackolik to Perform Group at an $80m+ valuation, marking one of the largest acquisitions in the Turkish internet sector.

Erdem is still managing a portfolio of key projects at Kokteyl and other companies that he founded, providing seed investment or mentorship. Masomo is one of his new mobile gaming companies with a successful game called Online Head Ball with more than 20 million players worldwide. He also has a new tech company called Admost Mediation which helps app and game developers to maximize their advertising revenues. Erdem has a significant experience in adtech business for more than 10 years where he is currently managing over 10 billion monthly impressions at Admost.

Alisan Gunseli /alisan Co-Founder & CTO Alisan has over 20 years of professional experience in software technologies with a focus on financial technologies for the last 8 years.  During his career he has formed, lead, and managed teams and completed numerous local and international software projects in different scales. A couple of years after his graduation, he founded his software company and ran the company for 6 years, until his military service. In 2000, he started working at Noktalar Software Technologies as CTO. In 2006 he co-founded Ix Software Technologies Ltd. and has been running the company as CEO since then. Ix is highly experienced in banking and has been developing software projects and turnkey solutions for about 20 banking clients, including Akbank (Citi Group), Denizbank, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi, A-Bank, Intertech, Is Yatirim. Retail and corporate internet banking system, core banking, chargeback management system, CRM, mobile sales platform, investment banking solutions are examples of the projects delivered. He has a BSc in Software Engineering from Bosphorus University.

Alisan Gunseli
/alisan
Co-Founder & CTO

Alisan has over 20 years of professional experience in software technologies with a focus on financial technologies for the last 8 years. 

During his career he has formed, lead, and managed teams and completed numerous local and international software projects in different scales. A couple of years after his graduation, he founded his software company and ran the company for 6 years, until his military service.

In 2000, he started working at Noktalar Software Technologies as CTO. In 2006 he co-founded Ix Software Technologies Ltd. and has been running the company as CEO since then. Ix is highly experienced in banking and has been developing software projects and turnkey solutions for about 20 banking clients, including Akbank (Citi Group), Denizbank, Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi, A-Bank, Intertech, Is Yatirim.

Retail and corporate internet banking system, core banking, chargeback management system, CRM, mobile sales platform, investment banking solutions are examples of the projects delivered.

He has a BSc in Software Engineering from Bosphorus University.