Mustafa Kemal İşen
Starting his entrepreneurship adventure in 2010, Mustafa has founded 5 different companies, three of which failed. In his last venture Mavilab Software Inc, he has received 490.000 € investment from a Dutch Venture Capital Fund called Diffusion Capital Fund. Later, he has received 400.000 € investment from Vestel Inc, one of the largest electronics corporations in Turkey. Mavilab Software Inc. has signed a 2 million € distributor agreement. Mustafa exited from Mavilab Softare Inc. by selling all his shares to Vestel except for 5%. Mustafa has experience in all stages of a startup from its founding to exit. He knows valuation. He has managed 12 people for three years. He knows how to develop customers, product and market. Mustafa has two patent applications, one of them is approved in EU and USA.
Elif Kalaycı PhD.
Elif used to be a university professor until 2019. Getting to know Mustafa and his team while doing academic research she was impressed by their perseverance and success at Mavilab Software Inc., their previous venture. Therefore, she became their first angel investor in 2018 . After being retired in July 2019, she joined the team as a full time member to carry out market development and global outreach. Her skills in research and communication helped Blink Energy, Inc. access multiple networks and get accepted in a European Softlanding Program where she is currently residing in Austria.
Ugur and Mustafa have been working since 2015 in Mavilab Software Inc. Ugur is also a serial entrepreneur as well as a mechanical engineer. He has more than 10 years’ experience in medical device development from scratch to commercialization. He has founded two companies, from which he has exited, and the other is still working. With Blink, he will carry out the technical work such as designing and manufacturing the device. Ugur had been working as a system engineering at Mavilab as well. He has carried out all stages of the device from scratch to commercialization for more than 10 projects. He performed designing, initial prototyping, system validation, redesigning (minimizing) according to the market feedback, EMC and LVD testing, preparing medical CE documentation.
He is a valued a member of the team. An electric and electronical engineer, Serdar has been working with Mustafa and Ugur since 2016. He carries out the design and production of the PCB circuit of the device at Mavilab. He laid the electricity cables. With Blink he will do the same.
Ozan Sonmez is currently the Lead Program Designer of SDG Impact Accelerator;the first Global Social Impact Accelerator Program in Turkey built by UNDP and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey in partnership with Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation &World Food Program. He was the founding Managing Director of Growth Circuit Accelerator(GCA)in San Francisco which invested to the highest number of Startups built by Global Turks abroad. Ozan helped international startups with at least one Turkish founder, to launch in Silicon Valley through partnerships with partners like UC Berkeley, Draper University, USMAC and ABC Accelerators. He is a CPA with years of financial services expertise in Deloitte and Laureate International Universities Network. At Blink Energy, Inc. he is leading the financial planning and management.