We Are

Istaleo

Istaleo is an Istanbul-based venture company, founded by two brothers in 2014,
to develop and build innovative businesses.

OUR VISION

  • We work towards learning, discovering and creating a better version of ourselves constantly.
  • We envision creating value for humanity and the world.
  • We plan to share our knowledge, experience, and consciousness with people.
  • We look forward to designing purposeful services while enjoying our limited time on earth!

INCEPTION

After we established Istaleo, we started with exploring and analyzing the people’s needs and problems around the world. We traveled over 20 cities around the world to the east to the west from Tokyo to San Francisco, London to New York City, Paris to Los Angeles, Seoul to Washington DC, Geneva to Frankfurt.

We met talented and visionary people, attended fairs and conferences.

Our primary focus was always on the innovative technology field. Especially in mobile and social technologies. We were very aware of the influence of the mobile technology in people’s life. The combination of the smart mobile devices and the innovative social softwares had been starting to take an important role in people’s daily lives and for sure, it’ll increase its importance in the upcoming future.

PROJECTS

  • Social Network

    My Lookbook (2014)

    We designed a mobile application called My Lookbook to store your digital wardrobe, create looks and plan what to wear.

    You can build your closet by snapping pictures of your clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. You can mix, match, play and create your most stylish outfits in seconds! You can also plan your travels ahead, receive advice from other users and share your looks with friends.

  • Sports Business

    GS Social (2014)

    A social fan application designed for Turkey’s biggest sports club Galatasaray which has over 30 million fans.

    We designed a social media application just for the use of Galatasaray fans. Fans can communicate with each other, follow the club news, interact with the players and the board members, shop from the online fan store, buy tickets and play online games inside the application.

  • Airport Hosting Business

    Homeinport (2014-2015)

    Hourly rentable sleeping and resting pods on the international terminal of the Istanbul Ataturk Airport which hosts over 60 million transit passengers per year.

    Designed and produced in Turkey.

  • Toy market

    Allintoys (2015)

    Remote controlled spinning toys for kids ages 5 to 14.

    Educational robotic series, which has three levels with each level building 9 robots or more as provided with instructions, but also provides the opportunity to use kids’ imagination to build additional robots.

    Imported from South Korea.

  • Social Network

    Selfision (2015-2017)

    We designed and launched a social media application called Selfision with a group of talented partners in 2015.

    Selfision is a fast and easy way to find out how people see you, to discover yourself and connect with new people. You can upload photos with tags you attach and discover how others perceive you based on the results. You can analyze individual tags and see who has voted on your photos, create your network in Selfision and start a conversation with a person when you follow each other.

    Selfision reached thousands of users from 80 different countries in a short period of time.
    We analyzed data collected to use in our following projects.

US

Cem Unsal

Managing Partner

As an Ex-Media Professional now, I am fully concentrating on my new project and putting all my experience into building a blockchain-based and a cryptocurrency integrated brand new social media platform called Corld.

We aim to make a shift in the traditional social media field and want to be one of the pioneers in the social media revolution with my visionary and talented partners.

I worked as the Managing Partner both at Selfision which is a fast and easy way to find out how people see you, to discover yourself and connect with new people; as well as at Istaleo, an Istanbul-based venture company, founded by two brothers in 2014, to develop and build innovative businesses.

I spent nearly a decade in advertising, sales, marketing, and managing million-dollar budgets at international media companies such as Bloomberg, CNN, and TNT. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, I was a Sales Director at the special projects and sponsorships department of a media company with three national TV Channels, two national radio stations, one newspaper, as well as several websites. I hold a BA in Business Administration from Yildiz Technical University in Turkey.

Cenk Unsal

Managing Partner

I am currently working as the Co-founder at Corld, “Collaborative World”, that is established to become a geography independent, common interests and experiences based medium where people exchange their knowledge and experiences, inspire and support one another; as well as to share all success with each contributor whom we walk all the way through both financially and morally by designing a crypto-economic sharing model based on blockchain technology to return all of its value to the people who provide valuable contributions.

I worked as the Managing Partner both at Selfision which is a fast and easy way to find out how people see you, to discover yourself and connect with new people; as well as at Istaleo, an Istanbul-based venture company, founded by two brothers in 2014, to develop and build innovative businesses.

Prior to Istaleo and Selfision, I worked as a Product Manager at Samsung Electronics Turkey, in close collaboration with HQ, with responsibilities in sales, marketing, strategic planning and delivery of Samsung products.

I hold a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University (2012) with one year Japanese Language and Culture Education at Tsukuba University.

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