Aslanoba Capital is an early stage technology investor. We invest in ambitious teams pursuing disruptive ideas in areas such as marketplaces, e-commerce, mobile, classifieds, content, and SaaS.
Hasan Aslanoba | Founding Chairman
Hasan Aslanoba was born in 1963 in Bursa, Turkey. After completing his high school education in Bursa, he graduated from the Istanbul University Management Program and received an MBA from San Diego National University in 1988.Hasan started working as CEO at Erikli Water, his family business in the water industry, in 1990.Under his leadership, the company grew to become the leader of the bottled water industry in Turkey by 2005. In 2006, Erikli Water partnered its Turkish operations with Nestle Waters, the global leader of the bottled water industry.Hasan served as the joint venture’s local partner and CEO, creating one of the world’s largest and most efficient water bottling plants in Bursa.As a result of the economic value that he created, Hasan and his company have been among Bursa’s tax leaders in recent years.Hasan left his role as CEO of Erikli Water in 2012 in order to focus his activities on angel investments in the technology sector. A true believer in the potential of Turkey’s new economy, he has made over 30 investments so far. He has also introduced innovative internet-based business models like Webnak
as an entrepreneur.
Cankut Durgun | Founding Partner
Cankut Durgun has been investing in Turkish and US startups at Aslanoba Capital since 2013.
Prior to Aslanoba Capital, Cankut co-founded Romulus Capital, a seed stage venture fund in the US. Romulus Capital’s investments include Crocodoc (acquired by Box), Gyft (acquired by First Data), Ginger.io, and E la Carte.
Cankut has an MBA from Stanford University and Economics and Management Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.