Cem Sertoglu is an entrepreneur and venture capital investor focused on technology ventures in Turkey and CEE. 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 $218 million; YemekSepeti, the leading online meal-delivery marketplace; Grupanya, Turkey’s leading daily deal business; and Wikimart.ru, a leading Russian e-commerce platform.
Previously, Cem was the founder & CEO of SelectMinds (now a part of Oracle), the global leader in social talent management software. A social software pioneer, 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 holds an economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He publishes a blog on Venture Capital and technology, titled SortiPreneur.