SİNA AFRA - Girişim Savaşçısı

SİNA AFRA

SİNA AFRA
GİRVAK President - Angel Investor / Globalization Expert VEW Mentor
Sina Afra was born on October 21 in Kadıköy district of Istanbul. He has spent most of his childhood abroad since his father was a diplomat. He received his education at prestigious schools such as Harvard Business School and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. He has worked for big companies such as KPMG and eBay. He worked for KPMG, a consultancy and public accountant company for 12 years and was promoted to the title of Managing Partner. His next step in business life was at eBay. He served on the Executive Board of eBay Germany and made the first purchase of Gittigidiyor on behalf of eBay. He also served as a Board Member of GittiGidiyor within eBay and as an eBay Turkey representative. He decided to become an entrepreneur with the inspiration of an entrepreneur he met while working on eBay, and this decision changed his life. He founded the company Markafoni and served as the Chairman and CEO of the company. In 2011, he sold the majority shares of Markafoni to South African Naspers, which became one of the largest sales in Turkish internet history. Additionally, Markafoni has grown in a short time and become one of the most valuable and rapidly growing companies. He is not only limited to Markafoni, he is the founder of 20 digital startups in total, some of which are companies such as Zizigo, MissPera, Modnakasta (Ukraine), Brandsexclusive (Australia), BrandsGalaxy (Greece) and Brandmarka (South Korea). He left Markafoni in 2014 and sold his shares. He has made a new venture with his company called Tiko, the company continues its operations in Europe and has a development center in Istanbul. Tiko brings the home selling experience into the digital age with the help of artificial intelligence. Entrepreneurship has been an indispensable passion for him and so he founded the "Turkish Entrepreneurship Foundation" in 2014 in order to share this passion. This foundation aims to develop the entrepreneurial culture in Turkey and is financed by corporate and individual donations. As of 2019, the Foundation includes hundreds of fellows. Sina Afra has also been operating as an angel investor since 2007 and his investments are in countries such as Turkey, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, England, South Africa and Switzerland. Thanks to his achievements in the field of art and entrepreneurship, Sina Afra has been deemed worthy of many awards. He was listed among "Turkey's Greatest Minds" by Forbes Magazine and was chosen as one of the 100 most important technology people in the world by Wired Magazine. He also won Webrazzi's "Angel Investor of the Year" and "Web Entrepreneur of the Year" awards. He was listed as one of the 100 most important entrepreneurs in Europe by Wired Magazine in 2014 and 2015. He has always been interested in sports and is especially interested in football. He is a passionate supporter of Fenerbahçe and supports Turkish teams in international competitions. He pioneered the establishment of 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports team and served as its president. The team has achieved national and international success. Sina Afra's life is notable for his influence in the fields of entrepreneurship, investments and art.