Our team consisting of versatile members with vast experience is motivated to deliver the best possible results for our customers. Let’s meet our Executive and Advisory Teams!
Co-Founder / CEO
Yomi Kastro is the founder and CEO of Inveon and Inventures. He programmed his first software at the age of 11 and has dedicated himself to information technologies and internet ventures ever since. In 2006 he founded Inveon to develop web based software solutions and e-commerce infrastructures for enterprises in addition to creating internet ventures requiring advanced technology. Inveon is awarded as one of fastest growing technology companies in Turkey by Deloitte Fast50.
Kastro founded Inventures in 2009 as an accelerator to provide technology, investment and business development support to promising internet ventures. He is an investor and/or board member of more than 17 successful internet ventures including 1V1Y, Trendyol, Ideasoft, Evtiko, Blesh, Scorp, Tazemasa, myGini, Supplementler and Bulucak.com. He was selected as the “Most Successful Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” by JCI. During his PhD, Kastro’s articles on Internet technologies, machine learning and software engineering were published in numerous academic journals. Completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in in Computer Engineering at Bogaziçi University recognized with a high honor’s degree, Kastro advanced his academic career by completing the Harvard Business School (HBS) Private Equity and Venture Capital Program. Yomi Kastro is a founding board member of Turkish Entrepreneurship Foundation. In his spare time, he likes to travel and explore different countries on his touring motorcycle, solve brainteasers and listen to New Age music.
Inveon’s Managing Partner Emir Alkaş graduated from Boğaziçi University with honors degree in Computer Engineering. In his senior year, he started to work as a Basketball Coach in Efes Pilsen Sports Club. Alkaş, who coached the teams of different levels in Efes Pilsen for 8 years and was the assistant coach to the main team in last 4 years. Later he joined to the Galatasaray Cafe Crown as an assistant coach, Alkaş carried on the same duty at Anadolu Efes Basketball Team.
Partner / Business Development Director
Moris Kastro graduated from the Boğaziçi University in 2008 with high-honors degree in Physics. After graduating influenced by the entrepreneurial spirit from Inveon, he joined Endeavor to consult entrepreneurs in the selection process. Later he joined Google’s Dublin office in 2010, where he dedicated his first two years to working with the search engine team to improve the results of search engine.
Avi Alkaş is an alumnus of Bosphorus University Business Administration and has more than 15 years experience in the concept development, leasing and management of shopping centres. Upon serving, projects like Akmerkez, Carousel, Izmit Outlet Center as a professional, on 1997 he established his firm Alkaş Consulting, which played significant roles on leading projects like Maxi, Karada Marina, Olivium, Tepe Nautilus, Optimum, Armada, KayseriPark, KoruPark İstinyePark and Kent Meydanı.
Alvi Mazon has received his degree in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. While still at the University, he co-founded Karma Bilgisayar and became the driving force to grow the company from a small distributor of OEM parts in Turkey to the largest distributor of OEM parts in Europe with revenue of $1.5 billion and offices in 20 European countries.
Arie E. Gozluklu is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. His research mainly focuses on empirical asset pricing, international finance and market microstructure.
Att. Okan Demirkan
Okan Demirkan completed his education respectively in Israel, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and started his legal career in 2000.