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 international communication agency Videodesign.com used by Fortune 500 clients like Allianz, Nike, Intel, Lufthansa, Novartis and Siemens.
I feel honoured to work with smart, creative and innovative individuals who are shaping today the world of tomorrow. My startup portfolio includes Headspace (>62M users in 190 countries), Notion (>4M users), Remote (global workforce payroll), Dapper Labs (creator of CryptoKitties, NBA TopShot and Flow Blockchain), Chipper Cash (>3M users, #1 African cross-border FinTech), Mercury (US FinTech) and Belvo (Financial API for LATAM).
I hold a Master’s degree in Economics from University of Zurich and I was formerly a lecturer for Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship.
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