I'm a founding partner at 500 LABS, a startup studio based in San Francisco that builds new companies.
I was most recently an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups. Before that, I co-founded Boostable, an adtech company based in San Francisco and funded by investors like YCombinator, SVAngel and 500 Startups. Boostable integrated with and helps e-commerce businesses offer online advertising as a service to their sellers. It was acquired by Metric Collective.
Prior to that, I founded Manifest (also known as SocialWire). Manifest is a product ads platform based in San Francisco and funded by investors like First Round Capital, SofttechVC, 500 Startups and Cowboy Ventures. Manifest helps some of the largest retailers like Gilt, Neiman Marcus and OneKingsLane generate product ads on Facebook, Google and Pinterest. Manifest was acquired by Rakuten.
I studied at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Fulbright Scholar, I'm recognized by Endeavor as a global high impact entrepreneur and I was the recipient of an innovation award from the World Bank. I have B.S. in Computer Science from Koc University where I graduated as valedictorian. I'm also a singer song writer and will be releasing my first album in the fall of 2016. The songs can be found on: soundcloud.com/selcukatli
Feel free to reach out to me about advisory, consulting and speaking opportunities or if you have a startup you'd like to talk about.