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Meet the Team


Hatice Uğurel

Hatice started her professional career at a startup in project management at the beginning of the millenium and moved to Google in 2006 first in Dublin (Ireland), and then in 2010 in London (UK). She’s performed as an executive in charge of partnerships teams covering various regions in EMEA and closed and managed dozens of multi-million USD partnerships deals at Google on various products and platforms over the years (Search, Display (AdSense), Ads, Doubleclick, Android), in countries such as the UK, Czech Republic, Russia, the Middle East and others.

After almost 14 years, she decided to go back to where she began - and most enjoyed - and co-founded Navivest to help startups with her extensive background on high growth online companies and operating a global multi-national. 

She’s an avid gym-goer and runner, and loves walking her dog, Soda, in the park and by the canals in London very much.

Yalın Solmaz

Yalin spent the first nine years of his professional life at Morningstar, a leading financial research and ratings firm headquartered in Chicago. During his tenure there, he got the opportunity to lead many facets of the business, from analytics to sales support to management. As Director of Client Services, Yalin built a new team of client solutions consultant, which successfully grew from 6 to 60 talented individuals spanning 27 countries globally by 2013.

After Morningstar, Yalin worked at YouTube for 6.5 years managing teams / partners and leading strategic projects. In his latest role, he led Public Figure Partnerships for EMEA, devising regional strategy for talent acquisition and advising celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Anthony Joshua, and Joe Wicks in building successful YouTube channels as part of their social media footprint. 

Yalin's obsessions include singing jazz, creating / watching films, fitness, and being in the know with all the latest apps.