first website at age 11
Thanks for visiting my website! I am Derya and I live between the Swiss mountains and lakes in beautiful Lucerne. I am excited about innovation & entrepreneurship, e-mobility and the NBA.
At age 11, I created my first website (yes, it included some funny GIFs). At age 18, I founded my first company, which offered marketing services for startups & SME in Switzerland. In 2012, I co-founded the communication agency Videodesign.com used by Fortune 500 clients like Allianz, Nike, Intel, Lufthansa, Novartis and Siemens.
I hold a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Zurich and I was formerly a lecturer for Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship.
I love the concept ‚from zero to one million‘ – whether it is one million USD revenue or one million users. In order to achieve the 1M goal it requires passion & persistency – it is the most exciting stage of the company. This is why I am specialized in early-stage investments. Besides financing, I offer my knowledge & international network (Silicon Valley & Switzerland).
My strong co-investors include:
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