Kaan Gunay is co-founder and CEO of Firefly, a global startup that operates a first-of-its-kind network of “situationally aware” digital smart screens mounted to existing ride share vehicles.
Gunay has raised a total of $51.5m USD for Firefly, which is proving to be a win-win business and attracted a number of Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists and angel investors including GV, NFX, Pelion Venture Partners, Decent Capital (Tencent founders), Jeffrey Housenbold (SOFTBANK Vision Fund), Cross Culture Ventures, Muse Capital, and StartX.
Gunay has a deep interest in data analytics, smart-city initiatives, and innovation. Kaan has been a fellow at Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Kaan holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. Kaan is originally from Turkey.