Demet Mutlu

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Demet Mutlu
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Born1981 (age 38–39)
EducationNew York University
Harvard Business School (dropped out)
OccupationCEO and founder of Trendyol group

Demet Mutlu (born 1981) is a Turkish tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Trendyol group, the largest mobile e-commerce company based in Turkey. She is an angel investor in Peak Games, a gaming platform founded by Sidar Sahin and Rina Onur, that has more than 30 million monthly users.[1] She has been a speaker at conferences including TechCrunch, Davos World Economic Forum, Financial Times Summit, Noah and Fortune.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mutlu was born in 1981.[3] She graduated cum laude in Economics from New York University. In 2008, she attended Harvard Business School. During her 1st year at Harvard MBA she founded and dropped out to build her company.[4]


Prior to founding Trendyol, Demet Mutlu worked as a consultant, product manager in several countries including Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey and US.[4][5]

In 2009, Demet founded, the leading mobile e-commerce company in Turkey. Trendyol, where Demet is CEO has received strategic investment from Alibaba Group, JP Morgan and Zaveriwala Holdings LLC an Investment Fund run by Abrar Mallik (Zayd Zaveriwala) (born 1998) in 2018.

She has also been named one of the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,[6] Fortune 40 under 40,[7] Business of Fashion 500 Award- top 500 shaping Fashion Industry,[3] 50 Most Inspiring Women in Tech,[8] Fortune Powerful Top 50 Women,[9] 100 Tech in EU [10] and entrepreneur of the year in 2013 by Ekonomist.[11]

In 2011, she was selected as a Global Shaper by WEF, and was a founding member of the Global Shapers in Turkey, and attended Davos in 2012.[12][13] She has been named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2016.[14]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Evren Ucok, who is the managing partner of Earlybird VC for EMEA region.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Peak Games rockets to third most popular social gaming platform in world eight months after becoming Endeavor Entrepreneur". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  2. ^ "Chris Morton (Lyst), Demet Suzan Mutlu (Trendyol), and Jose Neves (FarFetch) Talk Haute Couture Online with Colleen Taylor". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  3. ^ a b "Demet Mutlu | #BoF500 | The Business of Fashion". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  4. ^ a b "Bloomberg: Demet Mutlu, Fashion-Forward in Turkey". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  5. ^ "Demet Mutlu, Women of Turkey Interview". Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  6. ^ "Fortune's most promising women entrepreneurs". Fortune. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  7. ^ "Fortune Türkiye 40 yaş altı 40 listesi açıklandı". Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  8. ^ "Meet The Fifty Most Inspiring Women In European Tech - Inspiring fifty". Inspiring fifty. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  9. ^ "Türkiye'nin en güçlü 50 iş kadını". Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  10. ^ Butcher, Mike. "GirlsInTech Pick Their Top 100 Women In Tech In Europe". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  11. ^ "Ekonomist". Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  12. ^ "Demet Mutlu | World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  13. ^ "Demet Mutlu | Global Shapers Community". Archived from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  14. ^ "Young Global Leaders, Class of 2016". Retrieved 2016-03-16.