- Current position
- Advisor 500 Startups
Erbil is known for bringing the most ambitious Turkish entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley and jumpstarting what some call the “Turkish mafia”. Mafia includes; SpeedDate, Branch.com, Wanelo and Udemy.
After 6 internet ventures and 2 exits, Erbil joined Facebook to help the company reach 1 billion people, one of the most important milestones in Facebook’s history. As part of the founding team, he co-led Internet.org, bringing global awareness into products and and kicking off technology innovation efforts to provide internet to the two thirds of the world. Throughout his time at Facebook, Erbil has hired key leaders both in US and London.
Erbil is an experienced product builder, growth marketer, talent hunter and angel investor. Having one foot in Silicon Valley and another one in Turkey, his life mission is to make Istanbul one of the top technology hubs in the world.
October 2015 – Present | San Francisco Bay Area
Product Management Lead
March 2012 – Present | Menlo Park, California
Mentor, 20Under20 Fellowship
The Thiel Foundation
February 2012 – Present
August 2010 – December 2012 (2 years 5 months)
Co-Founder & CTO
April 2011 – February 2012
August 2010 – June 2011
October 2009 – September 2010
September 2008 – September 2009
Founding Engineer & Viral / Email Marketing Lead
September 2007 – August 2008