[www.linkedin.com/in/muratemirdag] Murat is an entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor with executive experience in technology and consumer space across the US and international markets. He serves on several boards including Turkish Philanthropy Funds, La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Borusan Holding [advisory] as well as HepsiBurada [advisory], and is also a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council [on Consumption]. Before founding M-Factory Ventures LLC, a strategic advisory and investment firm, Murat worked as Vice President of Marketing at Instacart where he built and led the marketing organization. In his very last role before Instacart, Murat was Vice President of Business Operations at Zynga. Prior to that, Murat held a variety of management roles at Microsoft across different global internet services including Bing and Hotmail. He also previously worked at Unilever where he managed different consumer brands. As a business leader truly committed to entrepreneurship & innovation, he often mentors startups and entrepreneurs across different initiatives both in New York and San Francisco including Columbia LABS, Stanford IGNITE, Hamdi Ulukaya Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator programs. Murat is a frequent speaker in industry conferences, public forums and business events in different geographies [including Boston Consulting Group WWOM 2016, Sustainable Brands 2016 and Webrazzi Summit 2015] and co-organizes the TPF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit in the US. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and holds degrees in Chemical and Mechanical engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.