Aydin Senkut - Felicis Ventures - Stanford - Jan 24 2011

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Talk by European SuperAngel/VC Aydin Senkut, Stanford Engineering School, European Entrepreneurship & innovation (ME421), January 24 2011 [http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com]

Talk by European SuperAngel/VC Aydin Senkut, Stanford Engineering School, European Entrepreneurship & innovation (ME421), January 24 2011 [http://www.europeanentrepreneursatstanford.com]

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  • 1. Talk on Entrepreneurship & Journey to Silicon Valley Aydin Senkut Stanford University, January 2011Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 2. Path to Silicon Valley•  Boston University   Finance & International Studies•  Hoffmann La Roche (Pharmaceuticals)   Controller, Casablanca, Morocco   Corporate Finance, Basel, Switzerland•  University of Pennsylvania / Wharton School   Summer Studies - Brazil   MBA Marketing & MA International Studies (Focus on Portuguese / Brazil)   Lauder Program, LTCB of Japan Scholarship•  Silicon Graphics (SGI)   Business Development   Product Manager, MineSet•  Google   Product Manager, Google International Launch   International Sales Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 3. Why Silicon Valley ? Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 4. European Entrepreneurship…Source:  Image  from  olex.openlogic.com   Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 5. Differences Between US & Europe EUROPE US What entrepreneur ? Entrepreneurs Rule Comfortable Average Failure is OK Socialism & Capitalism & Entitlement Ownership Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 6. Turkey / Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital•  Active & Large Internet Population   Among the 5 most engaged in the world according to comScore [2010]   Among the 5 largest internet market (after Germany, France, Russia and UK)•  Loves Facebook   #3 Global audience for Facebook (based on size, behind US & Canada)•  Examples of Recent pan European Turkish entrepreneurs   A new electric car initiative / purchase offer of Heuliez / Murat Gunak (fmr Head Design at VW)   AirTies – networking gear (#4 of 75 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2009)•  Last Annual Meeting of EBAN / Pan European Angels / VCs / Seed Investors in Istanbul Source:  Bloomberg  Businessweek  March  2010   Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 7. Felicis Ventures - BackgroundAydin Senkut•  First Google Product Manager & International Sales•  Angel Investor with 60+ investments, 18 exits•  Among the top 25 Tech Angels according to Businessweek (March 8, 2010)•  Felicis Ventures II, LP closed on July 15, 2010 at $40M Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by IAC AT&T Disney Mixer Labs Acquired by Acquired by Intuit Twitter Acquired by Acquired by Google Shanda Games Acquired by Acquired by Acquired by eBay Microsoft Google Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 8. Strategic Focus of Felicis Ventures II L.P. Our main goal is to find and work with the best founders & technology companies •  in fast growing areas (such as the 3 horizontal market segments below) •  in huge potential markets (such as the 4 “mega markets” below) •  that can turn data into actionable intelligence9 Copyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011  
  • 9. THANK YOU @asenkut aydin@felicisvc.comCopyright  Felicis  Ventures  LLC,  2011