Murat is a consumer technology executive with experience in marketing, strategy and business operations for wide range of products and services including marketplace, e-commerce, gaming, search, productivity and communications across the US and international markets.
Before founding M-Factory Ventures LLC, a strategic advisory and investment firm with focus on early stage startups across different geographies, he most recently served as Vice President of Marketing at Instacart where he built and led the marketing organization. In his very last role before Instacart, Murat was Vice President of Business Operations at Zynga. Prior to that, Murat held a variety of roles at Microsoft across different consumer online services including Bing and Hotmail. He also previously worked at Unilever where he managed different consumer brands.
In addition, Murat is an Expert Panelist at Stanford Graduate School of Business IGNITE program and a Mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator program in New York. He also serves at the Advisory Board of Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
Murat received his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and holds degrees in Chemical and Mechanical engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.