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