Yusuf Berkan Altun
Yusuf Berkan Altun
|Born||April 11, 1994|
|Known for||Angel Investment, Consulting|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Yusuf Berkan Altun (born 11 April 1994) is a Swiss tech-entrepreneur, angel investor, and keynote speaker. Altun is the founder of Fussy labs & Partners, an IT firm headquartered in Zurich. He is also the initiator of the IoT Business Hub, ambassador of Resilient, and the youngest member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Altun has over a decade’s experience in the IT industry and has worked with numerous clients offering his expert advice and helping startups gain momentum. He also organizes the TechPark Investment Gala & Conference, which takes place each year during the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Altun is the recipient of the Angel Investor Award by EU AI Summit and Innovator Award. He has been featured in several media outlets such as TechTimes, Irish Tech News, Influencive News, Forbes Technology, Forbes, NASDAQ, FinTechNews, Politico, Webrazzi, IT Magazine, and Cointelegraph CoinTelegraph, Forbes, IT Reseller, and others.
Early life and education
Altun was born on 11 April 1994 in Zurich. In 2015, he enrolled in the Draper University, where he did a course in entrepreneurial studies. Altun then went to the BMS Technical University in 2017 to pursue a bachelor’s course in Computer Science and Mathematics. During his time there, he also did a blockchain executive course at Draper University. While growing up, Altun was inclined towards the technology field and has always wanted to pursue a career in it.
Altun started his career in 2012 as a junior IT Berator at Sultan Reisen. During his time there, he also worked as a consultant for a year. After working for three years at Sultan Reisen, Altun commenced his entrepreneurial journey with the foundation of the Smoody Application.
In 2016, Altun founded Fussy Labs & Partners, a technology consulting firm based in Zurich. In the same year, Altun also became an EMEA partner at EL Group International. Three years later, he assumed the position of a board member at this firm.
In 2018, Altun became an ambassador for Resilient, a Zurich-based technology hub. In 2019, Altun co-founded TechDistrict.com, an IT platform based in Istanbul, Turkey. Under his leadership, TechDistrict.com also reached Zurich, where he served as an advisor for about five months.
In 2020, Altun became a mentor for the Information Commercialization Center. In the same year, he also established IoT Business Hub, with the idea to promote Swissness as a brand. Altun also became the youngest member of the Forbes Technology Council in 2020.
Awards and recognition
- Member of the Forbes U30 Technology Council
- Recipient of the Angel Investor Award by EU AI Summit
- Winner of the Innovator Award
Altun is fluent in German, English and Turkish.
In the media
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun – Paving His Way towards Success in the World". Vizaca. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Teknoloji Girişimcisi | Yusuf Berkan Altun". YBA (in Türkçe). Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Forbes beruft Schweizer Yusuf Berkan Altun ins Technology Council - IT Reseller". www.itreseller.ch. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Türkiye Ajans, Yusuf Berkan Altun, Ajans Türkiye, Bağımsız Tarafsız Türkiye Ve Dünya Gündemini Ekranınıza Taşıyan Yayınlayan Haber Sitesidir". Türkiye Ajans (in Türkçe). Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun". ICObench. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "TechPark Hosts Global Summit for Major Tech Industry Players". Cointelegraph. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun". Forbes Councils. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun speaking at Satoshi United, Singapore, July 26th & 27th - Irish Tech News". Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "How Determination Helped Yusuf Berkan Altun Turn His Dreams and Passion into Reality". Influencive News. 29 March 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Partnering with Inqube GmbH". IoT Business Hub. 18 March 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun, Forbes Teknoloji Konseyi'nin en genç Türk üyesi oldu". Mahalli Gündem (in Türkçe). Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Yusuf Berkan Altun Becomes the Youngest Turkish Member of Forbes Technology Council". ilkhaber.net. Retrieved 21 July 2021.