Murat Aktihanoglu is an accomplished investor, entrepreneur, and author with a rich background in technology and engineering. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a BS in Electrics and Electronics, and has managed engineering teams at Silicon Graphics in Mountain View and Sony Corporation in Tokyo. As a Co-founder and Managing Director at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), he has overseen investments in over 245 startups since 2011 with $1B+ raised and a $6B portfolio value. ERA also provides a 4-month accelerator program for startups with the largest mentor network in NYC. Additionally, he is the co-founder of ERA Global, which works with various governments to help companies launch into the US market.
Murat is also an accomplished speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences and panels, such as the Mobile Marketing Association Forum, Siggraph, and K-Startup Global. He is a former Council Member at the US-Japan Council, and has served on advisory boards for organizations like the MIT Enterprise Forum New York and Misnomer Dance Theater. Murat is also the co-author of "Location-Aware Applications," a book on mobile technology published by Manning Publications. He frequently takes on mentorship roles, having served in programs like New York City Venture Fellows and TigerLaunch Startup Competition.
Overall, Murat Aktihanoglu's extensive experience in technology, entrepreneurship, investing, and mentorship make him a prominent figure in the startup community.