Aydin Senkut is the Founder and President of Felicis Ventures, a seed stage angel fund. He's been an active angel investor since 2005 in promising start-ups including Brightroll, Imageshack, Justin.tv, Meraki, Mint (acquired by Intuit), Mochi Media, Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), RichRelevance, Sendori (acquired by IAC), and Yume Networks.
Prior to Felicis Ventures, Aydin was Google's first product manager to launch Google's first 10 international sites and then first International Sales executive responsible for Strategic Partner Development, building that business to over $100 million in revenues through deals with some of the world’s largest internet sites such as Netease, NTT, Rakuten, Sina, Sony, and Tencent. Before joining Google, Aydin was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining at SGI.
He holds a B.S. from Boston University with Honors, an M.B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks English, German, French, Portuguese and Turkish.
Aydin is a benefactor to the University of Pennsylvania, UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center. He's on the boards of Imageshack and the Wharton Entrepreneurial Program. He's been featured on New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times Germany, and San Francisco Chronicle.
About Felicis Ventures
Felicis Ventures is a seed stage angel fund offering promising founding teams funding, active mentoring and advisory services with a focus on early stage, consumer internet and mobile start-ups.
Felicis Ventures’ portfolio encompasses around 40 companies including Brightroll, Disqus, Imageshack, Justin.tv, Meraki, Mint (acquired by Intuit), Mochi Media, Posterous, Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), Practice Fusion, RichRelevance, Sendori (acquired by IAC), SGN, Tapulous, Voicestar (acquired by Marchex), Weebly, and Yume Networks.
Felicis Ventures keeps an extensive international network besides Silicon Valley. Portfolio companies stand out with original ideas, highly capital efficient businesses, explosive growth and most of all world-class founding teams. Two portfolio companies, Mint and Meraki, have won World Economic Forum’s prestigious Technology Pioneer Award.