A Tale of Two Worlds: Entrepreneurs and VCs

After our launch in October 2017, the TÜSİAD Silicon Valley Network, which aims to bring together the Turkish business community in the Bay Area, is presenting a panel and networking event on VC Funding and success stories. Our panelist CEOs who received VC funding will be sharing their success stories and you will have a chance to meet and spend quality time with them through a structured networking activity.

Winston & Strawn LLP | 101 California Street | San Francisco, CA 94111


Monday, April 2, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


This is an invitation-only, first come first serve event.



5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. 
Opening Remarks and yearly plan update
by Ayse Ildeniz; Chair of the TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network

6:15 p.m.   
Panel Discussion moderated by Ege Ertem; Zorlu Ventures USA

7:30 p.m. 
Structured Networking Session



Eren Bali, Founder and CEO of Carbon Health

Eren Bali is the Founder & CEO of Carbon Health, a company with a mission to redesign healthcare from the ground up. Eren is also the Chairman & Founder of Udemy, the largest marketplace for online courses with more than 60 thousand instructors and 20 million students.

Baris Karadogan, CEO of Endless Solutions

Baris Karadogan is the CEO of Endless Solutions, which is on a mission to create, IT solutions for businesses and governments using the Endless OS platform. Prior to Endless, Baris was the CEO of Hip Digital Media, a venture backed, online marketing platform.

Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta Systems

Tarkan is a global executive operator, investor and advisor in the Information Technology industry. His operational and investment areas of focus include social media, mobility, internet of everything, big data, cloud computing, where Software-Defined Infrastructure trends now redefine the enterprises from the data center to the end users.

Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale

Joris Poort is the founder and CEO of Rescale and referred to as “a silent genius”.  Rescale has raised funding from notable investors including Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Chris Dixon, Paul Graham, and Peter Thiel. Prior to founding Rescale Joris worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company on product development engagements in the high-tech sector.