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Firat Akkan

Firat, a former lawyer and ex-investment banker, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. He holds an MBA from Yale, as well as an MSc. degree in Financial Economics.

Currently, Firat serves as a co-founder at Ortege, a cutting-edge blockchain data analytics platform.

Before co-founding Ortege, Firat held the role of COO at Pangolin Exchange, a decentralized exchange that boasted an impressive trading volume of over $18 billion.

Not only is Firat a successful entrepreneur, but he is also passionate about giving back to the community. As a Mentor at Techstars NYC (powered by JP Morgan), he provides guidance and support to budding startups, helping them navigate the challenges of the business world.

Additionally, Firat serves as an Investment Committee member at SteelDAO, a venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners. His keen eye for investment opportunities and strategic decision-making skills make him a valuable asset to the committee.


Happening April 4-5, 2024 at Hotel Marcel