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Raif Barbaros - CTO, MavenSay

Raif Barbaros

From Coder to App Creator and Beyond

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Raif Barbaros started coding when he was 9 and has not stopped since. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He has founded and invested in a number of start-ups. He is currently the CTO at MavenSay, a trusted recommendations mobile app that gamifies word of mouth. He is also a co-founder and investor in fooddel - an online grocer that delivers the St. Lawrence Market to your doorstep. Before MavenSay, he was the CTO at Locavore , an award-winning mobile app, and Local Dirt, a web-based marketplace for local food. He was also the founder, CTO and VP Marketing of Carsala, a venture capital-backed start-up that introduced a revolutionary used car buying service. In addition, he has done product management at eBay and web development at Deloitte. He started his career as an early employee at the software start-up Bridgewater Systems (TSE:BWC). While completing his MBA, he worked as a VC associate at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures - Tim O’Reilly’s venture capital firm.