Cem Sertoglu is an entrepreneur and venture capital investor, focused on technology ventures in Turkey and CEE since 2006. He is currently a Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Istanbul. His investment highlights include GittiGidiyor, the first major Turkish internet exit to eBay in 2011, for $218m; YemekSepeti, the leading online meal delivery marketplace; Grupanya, which is Turkey’s leading daily deal business; and Wikimart.ru, a leading Russian e-commerce platform.
Previously, Cem was the Founder & CEO of SelectMinds in New York, the global leader in social recruiting and community management software. One of the social software pioneers, the company’s solutions enable the human capital management programs at some of the world’s largest companies. Prior to founding SelectMinds in 1999, Cem worked as a Strategy Consultant in New York for six years.
Cem has a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.