Webit Speaker, Partner at EarlyBird Venture Capital
Cem Sertoglu is an entrepreneur and venture capital investor, focused on technology ventures in Turkey and CEE since 2006. 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 $218m; 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) in New York, the global leader in social talent management software. One of the social software pioneers, 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.
Specialties: Venture Capital, internet, software, online media, media & entertainment, management consulting, strategy, entrepreneurship, social networks, human capital, professional service firms, marketing, business development.