Burc Sahinoglu

Currently: San Francisco

...specialized in all things web & mobile, fascinated by the application of artificial intelligence in everyday devices; avidly tracking the future of wearable connected devices
Avid reader, moviegoer, gourmand gourmet, squash player, yoga & meditation practitioner. I dream in color, curse in Turkish, eat and philosophize in French, work in English...


  • did web development when it was called interactive multimedia (MLB, NBC on MSN, Reader's Digest etc)
  • conquered mobile and wireless in Turkey when it was just a twinkle in America's eye (for one of Europe's largest GSM networks)
  • patented for a laugh (I can sue you all) a method for location based messaging and a system to manage social networks on mobile devices in 2008
  • led the development of a social smartphone called Nexus before the first Android handset (Hey Google no hard feelings!)
  • sick of being asked where to eat & tired of asking friends for the next band to listen to, embarked on a path to solve the problem of recommendation through social discovery and curation

PET PEEVE: when mobile strategy only considers apps as if mobile can only mean a phone

  • Work
    • Founder, HIVEBEATS
  • Education
    • New York University - MS, Computer Science