Aydin Senkut General Information
Mr. Aydin Senkut serves as Angel Investor at Aydin Senkut. He serves as Board Observer at Diffbot. He served as Board Observer at Clear Labs. Mr. Senkut is the Founder and serves as a Managing Director at Felicis Ventures. He served as Board Member at Altitude Networks. He serves as the Board Member at PredictSpring, Weddington Way, Guideline, ClearSlide, and MindSnacks. He also serves as the Board Observer at Vicarious FPC. He has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek recently and was featured as one of the top 8 up and coming to VCs by Forbes' Midas List. Felicis Ventures' portfolio encompasses over 80 companies currently including Clearslide, Dropcam, Inkling, Practice Fusion, Rovio, and Shopify. His recent focus areas include infrastructure, security, and future of health. In the last few years, over 46 Felicis backed start-ups have been acquired by firms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Microsoft, AT&T, Disney, eBay, Chegg, and Intuit. Prior to starting Felicis Ventures, he was a Senior Manager at Google, responsible for strategic partner development and account management in the Asia Pacific (including Japan). He 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 worldwide licensing deals. Before joining Google, he was the Product Manager for Data Visualization and Data Mining software mindset and led the business development efforts for the financial services industry at SGI. He 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 is an Angel Investor. He serves as Advisor at Ultimate.ai. He is well-known as an early backer of a number of iconic companies including Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), Credit Karma (Acquired by Intuit), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), Guardant Health (NASDAQ:GH), Guideline, Notion, Opendoor (NASDAQ: OPEN), Pluralsight (NASDAQ:PS), Rovio (HEL:ROVIO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Soundhound. He sits on the Graduate Board of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.