Cigdem Altay Binal has extensive experience in the technology vertical wearing multiple hats ranging from executing, developing new business and marketing strategies, transforming business models as well as creating product roadmaps, launching new products, overseeing supply chain and managing vendor and partner relations.
With her diverse background and hands-on expertise, she is an integral part of the venture selection committee for L-Spark accelerator from locating dealflow to recruiting entrepreneurs and vetting businesses.
Starting her career in Nortel Netas in software design, Cigdem later advanced to electronics procurement and project management in Arcelik. She has worked in Turkcell initiating M2M SaaS business models.
Cigdem now is responsible for identifying and building relationships to facilitate partnerships for affiliated startups from the New York City office as well as providing mentorship and business development support.