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Ilker Koksal, Forbes 30Under30 Lister, co-founder of Botanalytics, a startup mentor and author of Founder’s FAQ, discusses the key questions startup founders must ask themselves before diving into the journey with Yigit Ihlamur who is General Partner at Vela Partners.
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Ilker Koksal is a technology entrepreneur, having been listed at Forbes 30Under30, Enterprise Technology category. He has founded two startups; one is sold, other is still ongoing. Although he obtained most of his education from The School of Hard Knocks, he has a BS degree in Computer Science and an MBA.
Prior to Vela, Yigit Ihlamur worked in Google’s Cloud division, at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, on product management, strategy, operations, growth, startup and reseller partnerships.
Yigit’s tenure at Google also included several years spent in the company’s European headquarters in Dublin, working on technical operations for G Suite.
Yigit received his master’s degree in computer science with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Oxford, and his industrial engineering degree from Koç University.
As one of the founders of Vela Partners, he currently works as a general partner.
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