Aydin Senkut is presenting at G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals on Sep 28, 2016  

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Primary Role
Founder & Managing Director @
Investments
90 Investments in 54 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.felicis.com
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Aydin Senkut is the Founder and Managing Director of Felicis Ventures. An original “super-angel” investor, he was named to Forbes’ 2014 and 2015 Midas List and previously appeared as one of the top 15 tech angels by Businessweek. Aydin is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Adyen, Clearslide, Credit Karma, and Rovio. More than 55 Felicis companies such as Brightroll, Climate Corp, Dropcam, Twitch, and Meraki, have been acquired by industry leaders such as Google, Amazon, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Disney, Yahoo and Ebay.

His recent focus areas include re-invention of core markets like intelligent SaaS and financial services as well as development of frontier technologies including AI/deep learning and robotics. Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, Aydin was a Senior Manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in Asia Pacific (including Japan). Aydin joined Google in 1999 as its first Product Manager to launch Google’s first 10 international sites, its first online search licensing products and its first Safe Search. He then became the first International Sales Manager at Google, responsible for world-wide licensing deals. Before joining Google, Aydin was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software MineSet at SGI.

Aydin received a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Boston University. He also earned an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the School of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks five languages: English, German, French, Portuguese and Turkish.

Aydin and his wife are Associate Founders of Singularity University, have backed bio-tech research at UCSF and sponsored a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania.Aydin has also been featured on Businessweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Financial Times Germany.

Jobs (4)

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Founder & Managing Director

Dec 1, 2005 - Current   (almost 11 years)
Past
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Company
Jun, 2001
Oct, 2005
Senior Manager
1999
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Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts
1996
1999
Product Manager
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$11.4M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2016$7.1M / Series A
Apr, 2016$5.67M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2016$3M / Seed
Feb, 2016$10M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2015$12.5M / Series A
Sep, 2015$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2015$15M / Series D
Apr, 2015$2M / Seed (Lead)
Apr, 2015$2.5M / Seed
Mar, 2015$13.9M / Series B
Jan, 2015$2.4M / Seed
Dec, 2014$250M / Venture
Nov, 2014$12M / Series B
Sep, 2014$75M / Series C
Aug, 2014$135M / Series B
Aug, 2014$3M / Seed (Lead)
Aug, 2014$7.5M / Series A
Aug, 2014$9M / Series A
Jul, 2014$805k / Seed
Jul, 2014$4.1M / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2014$9.95M / Series A
Jun, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
May, 2014$25M / Series D
May, 2014$41.5M / Series D
Mar, 2014$40M / Series B
Feb, 2014$50M / Series C
Jan, 2014$4.3M / Seed
Dec, 2013$100M / Series C
Oct, 2013$24M / Series C
Sep, 2013$70M / Series D
Sep, 2013undisclosed amount / Series A
Aug, 2013undisclosed amount / Seed
Jul, 2013$16M / Series C
Jun, 2013$7.3M / Series A
Apr, 2013$3.25M / Venture
Apr, 2013$30M / Series B
Aug, 2012$28M / Series B
Aug, 2012$15M / Series A
Aug, 2012$7.5M / Series C

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals

September 28, 2016 - September 28, 2016

12:00pm - 5:30pm

Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, United States

G-Startup Worldwide Global Finals is a startup competition where 8 globally selected startups will pitch top vc's for a $300,000 investment.

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