Sina is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Markafoni, the first and leading Flash Sales Site of Turkey. Markafoni became the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched Flash Sales sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Poland between 2009 and 2011. In Turkey, Markafoni established in April 2011 zizigo.com, the leading shoe vertical site in Turkey as well as misspera.com, a vertical cosmetics and beauty site (October 2011). IN 2012, Markafoni acquired enmoda.com and re-launched it as Fashion & Appreal destination site. The Markafoni Group is now active in five countries with over 1,000 employees. The Naspers Group acquired in July 2011 a majority stake at Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet.
Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is founding member of Galata Business Angels, a group of Turkish Business Angels investing into online and digital opportunities, primarily in Turkey.
Sina has been elected in 2012 to the “Web Entrepreneur of 2011” and “Business Angel of 2011” in Turkey. Markafoni won two awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Flash Sales Site 2011”
Prior to Markafoni, Sina spent more than 5 years with eBay and 12 years with KPMG. Sina received a "Diplom Kaufmann" from Münster Univercity and speaks five languages.
Entrepreneurship in Turkey: The success story of Markafoni