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Sam Onat Yilmaz

Advisor Istanbul, Turkey, TR

Executive Director, BitAngels and VP of Product Conception, Engine Inc.

Executive Director, BitAngels and VP of Product Conception, Engine Inc.

3 vouches

Involved In


Engine Inc
Engine Inc


Managing Partner Decentralized Applications Fund March 2014 - present
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Research Assistant Johns Hopkins University June 2012 - August 2013
Intern Koc Holding July 2011 - August 2011
Coordinator JHU Integrative Medicine Symposium September 2009 - May 2010
Executive Director BitAngels May 2013 - June 2014
VP of Product Development Engine Inc January 2013 - June 2014
Chemical and Biomaterials Research Assistant Johns Hopkins University June 2012 - August 2013
Coordinator JHU Economics and Finance Club January 2011 - June 2013
Engineering Fellow Institute of NanoBioTechnology (JHU) April 2012 - May 2013
Strategic Advisor Engine Inc May 2012 - December 2012
Intern Koç Holding A.Ş. July 2011 - August 2011
Founding Executive JHU Real Food January 2009 - January 2011
Consulting Intern GOSB Industrial Park May 2010 - July 2010
Research Assistant Yu Lab January 2010 - May 2010
Coordinator Center For Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins University) September 2009 - May 2010
Research Assistant Johns Hopkins University January 2009 - January 2010


The Johns Hopkins University Materials Scinece and Engineering 2010 - 2012
The Johns Hopkins University(JHU) Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Environmental Science, Anthropology, and Psychology 2005 - 2012
Uskudar Amerikan Lisesi Sciences and Math 2002 - 2005
Boğaziçi University Economics and Finance 2015 - 2016
Cornell University Project Leadership Certificate Program 2016

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Business Development
  • • Creative Deal Structuring
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Venture capital • Product strategy • Investment strategies • Investor pitch

Key Accomplishments

Founded and grown BitAngels Network
Founded and managed Decentralized Applications Fund

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Break down the model, the product and pricing to verify assumptions
Help address key concerns on relationships with investors
Offer Product strategy and UX input

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Andres Junge
CEO & Founder, Yaykuy Bitcoin Chile and CEO / Consultor TI, Totexa.
Zeev Kirsh
Staff Attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Attorney, Labaton sucharow.
bitcoin stuff!
Viktor Xhelilaj
Creditor Department - Account Manager, Executive Assistant, Consumer Debtor Protection of Canada Ltd..
His commitment to emerging markets and opportunities. His outreach to talented people.

Ben Pearce
They're my advisor  •  University of California, Santa Cruz grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Applied to BitAngels with an interesting idea in the early days. Though I have limited experience working with him, he seems to have the abi ... lity to see the potential in the market and know how to build the relationships to bring in the social, financial and intellectual capital in where needed.

Farzad Hashemi
We worked together  •  Board Member & Protocol Architect, BitAngels.
He sees through the clutter in the narratives people present themselves and their companies. Simlifies and frames their value proposition in ... his mind in a way most would not see. Then builds the connections using these identifier snippets. Have a shortcoming in your company? ask and it shall be given- in the form of an idea or a service provider.

Brian Wilkinson
We worked together  •  Financial Advisor, Sterling Mutuals Inc and Financial Advisor, Wilkinson Financial Intermediary Services.
He will persistently reiterate on his business model until he finds a compliant and profitable one.