Meet the Team

Cem Unsal
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Cem Unsal
Co-Founder and CEO
Cem began his career in the media sector working at global broadcasting companies like CNN, Bloomberg and TNT. He spent 8 years in media, led advertising and marketing teams, and managed multi-million dollar budgets every year. He was then named Director of Sponsorship and Special Projects Department. He was responsible for developing cross-platform projects between Group’s three national TV channels, one daily newspaper, two radio channels, and several websites. He designed bespoke projects for global brands including Coca Cola, Unilever, Nike, Samsung, Toyota, and Vodafone.

After leaving the media sector, he started his entrepreneurship journey with his brother, Cenk. Over the past four years, they designed and built several projects in social media field including a fashion-oriented app designed to store your digital wardrobe, create new looks and plan trendy outfits to wear, a social media app designed for sport fans to create improved communication between fans, help fans follow club news, foster interaction with both players and board members, host a shop from the online fan store for both products and tickets, and play online games within the application, and finally, a photo voting application designed to help users learn about themselves from the perspective of others, while supporting self-discovery and connection with new people.

As an Ex-Media Professional and a serial entrepreneur in the social media field now, he is fully concentrating on his Corld journey by using his experience to build a brand-new, blockchain-based, cryptocurrency-integrated social media platform.

He aims to make a shift in the traditional social media field as a pioneer in the social media revolution alongside talented partners who have the same vision.
Cenk Unsal
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Cenk Unsal
Co-Founder and COO
Corld is Cenk’s current Journey as he works to create a Sharing Economy Model for both individuals and businesses, which shares all financial, moral, and social success with every contributor, beginning with the creation of this unique social platform and continuing through its global success.

Prior to Corld, he worked as the Managing Partner alongside Cem at both Selfision, which is a quick, simple way to view yourself through the eyes of others, to support self-discovery and build connections with new people; and at Istaleo, an Istanbul-based venture company, which helps the creation and development of innovative businesses, mainly, in the social media field.

He began his career as a Product Manager at Samsung Electronics with responsibilities in sales, marketing, strategic planning and delivery of Samsung products.

He holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University with one year Japanese Language and Culture Education at Tsukuba University.
Gozde Kucukoglu
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Gozde Kucukoglu
Head of Product Marketing
Gozde has gained extensive experience on product management and marketing strategy of digital start-up businesses at Turkey’s big group companies; Turk Telekom, Dogus Group and Dogan TV, for over 12 years. Last 5 years she focused on customer experience and loyalty management.

She is also a holistic health coach, the founder of Fitnotes.co ‘healthy food products’ and a sport enthusiast especially cycling, running, fitness, animal flow and kick-boxing.
Erman Mec
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Erman Mec
Head of Business Development
Erman is the Head of Business Development at Corld. Holding a BA degree of Communications and Design in Bilkent University, he worked in several industries as a MarCom and Brand Expert. Before joining the team, he managed the IT brand Casper and its 3 sub-brand's marketing and PR business.

Erman is also a sports freak served as a Press and Marketing Officer at the Balkan Volleyball Association. He was a producer and commentator of various volleyball programs on TV. He is a licensed rower and enjoys running 15K.
Ali Seckin Karayol
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Ali Seckin Karayol
Interaction Designer
Starting of of his career as a Visual Communication Designer many years ago, the design world won him over early on. Since then he has been creating digital and physical products ranging from mobile applications to service design projects for various organizations and corporations.

His background in design and engineering and his interest in many different fields help him stay curios, open and flexible. With specializations in Design Research, Rapid Prototyping, Visual Communication Design and Interaction Design, he can easily adopt to different roles to produce the most efficient outcomes based on the project.

He holds a BA degree with High Honours in Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University, Istanbul and MA degree in Interaction Design from CIID - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

As a novice farmer, DIY enthusiast, nature-lover and avid learner, he spends most of his time in a small seaside village where he researches new ways of interactions between human and nature.
Taylan Pince
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Taylan Pince
Mobile Team Lead
Taylan is the mobile team lead at Corld, leading the effort for delivering the product. For over 15 years, he has been focused on developing tech products that he is passionate about.

He also has a growing interest in hardware prototyping, a topic he has been publicly speaking about for over 3 years. He is also an avid runner, participating at several marathons in Europe.
Serkan Terek
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Serkan Terek
UX Lead
Serkan is Corld’s UX lead, and he is heavily involved in product design sprints. He holds an MBA degree at the Rotman School of Management in the University of Toronto.

He is also known as a poker guru and can be recognized for his crazy curly hair from a few kilometers away.
Yigit Guler
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Yigit Guler
Backend Team Lead
Yigit is the infrastructure and backend team lead at Corld, the backbone of our project. His years of experience building scalable and reusable systems and his expertise in the Django framework makes him indispensable in designing new architectures.

He is also a professional sailor and sailing instructor, spending several weekends every year sailing in the Aegean sea.
Kaan Eryilmaz
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Kaan Eryilmaz
Design Lead
Kaan is Corld’s design lead. With a degree from Parsons The New School of Design, he specializes on mobile and web application UI design as well as branding.

He is also an avid photographer, well known for his popularity on Instagram.
Sam Onat Yilmaz
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Sam Onat Yilmaz
Investor, Finance and Token Economics Advisor
Sam has co-founded and served as a managing partner of Decentralized Applications Fund, which is the first venture fund to raise all of its investment capital in cryptocurrency and invest only in Bitcoin 2.0 and Decentralized applications.

Previously, he had co-founded and managed BitAngels, growing the network to the world's largest angel group, some of the investments reported more than 15 X BTC denominated returns.

He is a published author in self assembling materials, tissue engineering, and Blockchain based decentralized applications.

Has a triple degree bachelors and a Master's of Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. MA in Economics and Finance from Bogazici University and multiple leadership and product development certificates from Cornell University.
Gavin Knight
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Gavin Knight
Investor, Token Economics and Technology Advisor
Gavin is early crypto-adopter, and active advisor and investor in the cryptocurrency space. He coordinated venture capital investment with BitAngels in 2013 and works in business development for techemy capital.
Thomas Gross
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Thomas Gross
Legal Advisor
Thomas practices in the areas of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and (STOs) Security Token Offerings, and all aspects of cyberspace law. His experience includes intellectual property, transactions and finance, regulatory agencies, Washington DC agencies, technology, mergers and acquisition (M&A), aviation law, Blank Check Companies/SPACs, and energy law.

He is an Adjunct Faculty at George Washington University Graduate Business School teaching Corporate Law & Securities, and International Business Transactions and Finance.
Brad Bulent Yasar
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Brad Bulent Yasar
Strategic Advisor
Brad is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor who has started and bootstrapped several companies from inception to maturity over the past 20 years.

He is currently the co-founder and Managing Partner of Krowdmentor, a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm focusing on ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and token powered organizations.

As the co-founder of Blockchain Investors Consortium (BIC) with over 5 Billion dollars allocated to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects and has access to extensive deal flow and experience analyzing disruptive technologies, Brad has participated in dozens of successful crowd sales, which have raised over $500 million from 10,000s of investors since 2016.