Aydin Senkut
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Aydin Senkut


Personal blog: http://www.felicisvc.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since September 24, 2009
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Aydin Senkut is the Founder and President of Felicis Ventures. He has been named one of the top 25 tech  angels by Businessweek recently. Aydin's been an angel investor in promising start-ups since 2006. Hisportfolio encompasses over 50 companies including Aardvark (acquired by Google), Fresh Guide (acquiredby Sugar Inc.), Inkling, Meraki, Mint (acquired by Intuit), Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter), Mob.ly(acquired by Groupon), Mochi Media (acquired by Shanda Games), Powerset (acquired by Microsoft),Plusmo (acquired by AT&T), Sendori (acquired by IAC), Tapulous (acquired by Disney).Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch itsfirst 10 international sites. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible forworld-wide licensing deals. Before joining Google, Aydin was a Product Manager at SGI. He has a BS inBusiness Administration with Honors from Boston University. He also earned an MBA in Marketing fromthe Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts at the University ofPennsylvania. He speaks five languages: English, German, French, Portuguese and Turkish.He is a benefactor to the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF. Aydin sits on the boards of Imageshackand the Wharton Entrepreneurial Program. He’s been featured on Businessweek, New York Times, WallStreet Journal, Fortune, Financial Times Germany, and San Francisco Chronicle