Aykut is an immigrant Founder based in Silicon Valley. He came to the Bay Area 2 days after his graduation from Bilkent University in Ankara. His entrepreneurship story started at the age of 13, when he started selling coffee to his boarding school classmates. He is the self-claimed starter of Instant Coffee in Turkey 🙂 ( Instant Coffee = Coffee + Milk + Sugar).
In college, he helped build and run multiple companies. Aykut moved to San Francisco in 2011 and with barely any connections, friends nor money spent 2 years jumping from friends’ couches and struggling to make ends meet. In 2013, he started as Growth Hacker to help other founders’ app companies top the charts and grow their businesses. He attracted angel investors and venture firms to invest in him to scale his Service Business to a Product Company. Now, MobileAction has over 200k+ users and has raised multi-million dollars from top-notch investors from Silicon Valley, Europe, and Japan.
In the last couple of years, He has met Founders from all over the world thanks to the massive global growth of MobileAction. Now, he has come to the realization that it is time to pay back to his Founder Communit. Ay.Ventures’ mission is to advise and grow First Time Founders businesses and be a sounding board Founders all over the world.