Hakan is one of Turkish Treasury's first licensed Angel Investors with active investments. Mr. Akbaş brings to startups significant operating experience in leading companies with commercial diplomacy, strategy development, marketing strategy, international business development including mergers & acquisitions, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and joint ventures (JVs), incubation of new technologies and leading business transformation. We typically take equity stakes with a board seat as we look to add value via hands-on guidance, addressing regulatory challenges, networking, mentorship and cross-country business expansion.
Mr. Akbaş was the co-founder and Managing Director of Business Development Operations for Xerox Global Services with sales of $10 billion working closely with Richard Thoman and John Seely Brown. He has led the Incubation and Commercialization Services business of Xerox Global Services in partnership with world famous Paolo Alto Research Center (PARC) and leading technology players and executives such as Scott McNeal, Bill McDermott.
Mr. Akbas does significant voluntary work. He sits on the board of MEF, Turkey’s leading K-12 Schools and University and Endeavor, the leading high-impact entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world advising various entrepreneurs and helping their startups cross the knowledge-commercialization chasm.
We are currently seeking early stage investment startups with strong management experienced in the Cloud, FinTech, Edutech and Internet of Things (IOT) domains