Fırat İşbecer

Co-Founder & CEO, Commencis

Firat Isbecer is an entrepreneur and an angel investor. Isbecer co-founded Pozitron, which was one of Europe's fastest growing mobile banking, mobile commerce and payments software companies that got acquired by London-based fintech star Monitise plc in 2014.

After joining Monitise, Isbecer oversaw the company’s Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and Africa operations as the Managing Director of Monitise MEA.

In 2017, Monitise plc was acquired by US-based a Fortune 500 financial services tech giant Fiserv Inc. After the Monitise-Fiserv acquisition, he left the company and founded Commencis. Commencis builds purposeful digital transformation products for largest brands across the globe.

Isbecer is also a seed investor, he has made over 45 seed investments in 11 different countries to date, making him one of the most active investors in his region. He is also a member of Galata Business Angels, Turkey’s first angel investor group.

After studying at Robert College in İstanbul, Firat received his Bachelor’s Degree from Galatasaray University, and his Master’s Degree in Geopolitical Studies from a joint programme by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Isbecer briefly worked at a Paris based independent Euro-Mediterranean think tank as a research associate.

He was selected into Fortune Turkey’s 40 under 40 list numerous times.