Anıl Can Baykal
Chief Technology Officer

Accomplished technology leader with production-proof experience in development of multiple applications on different platforms. Built and managed various software teams using (some of the) Agile Methodologies and delivered successful projects.
FinLeap GmbH
2018-03-01 - Ongoing
Director of Technology
As Director of technology, I am responsible from closely monitoring tech practices and software development processes of the venture in the growth phase (Clark, Elinvar, Pair), I also manage the technological health of the ventures in the `build` phase (Perseus, Infinitec Solutions, Beesy). This is achieved by :
  • Hiring the right talent for various positions (Engineering Lead, CTO)
  • Establish a reporting scheme to ensure best practices are in place
  • Keep track of the technical debt and the plans for addressing them
  • Additional help to build hiring pipeline
Perseus GmbH (Finleap Venture)
2018-06-01 - 2018-12-01
Interim CTO
As part of my Director of Technology role at Finleap, I have stepped in as interim CTO for Perseus GmbH in order to restructure the tech team, build the adequant arhitecture and implement a reliable solution for their cyber security solution.
  • Team is reduced to 8 from 15 while increasing the cycle time up to %150
  • Introduced k8s as orchestration of services and tasks with helm to manage deployment which are executed by dedicated gitlab runners
  • Migrated the team from feaute branch based development into an 'almost' trunk based development
FinLeap GmbH
2016-11-01 - 2018-03-01
CTO in residence
Joined FinLeap's venture development team as CTO in residence. Designed, planned, recruited and developed a new stealth venture to digitize Customer Care platforms by building fully compliant agent/bot infrastracture using machine learning, lean design and artificial intelligence tools.The product developped is still being used internally by various Finleap ventures
    Öde Al
    2013-07-01 - 2016-10-31
    Co-founded and developed Turkey's first mobile payment platform, Ödeal İşyerim. Ödeal İşyerim allows registered businesses to accept credit card payments with the free app without having any hidden costs. Platform has acquired more than 20.000 paying customers and is leading Turkey in in-store mobile payments.
    • Startup Istanbul 2014 Finalist
    • LeWeb 2014 Startup Finalist
    • Recived the highest first round investment in Turkey []
    Mobilike / Nomad Commerce
    2011-05-01 - 2013-06-01
    Senior Software Developer/Co-founder
    Joined Mobilike, one of the leading Mobile Advertising Company in Turkey, as the Mobile Applications Lead as they manage 80+ mobile applications developed by various 3rd parties.I was responsible from coordinating the development/integration process and als from development of the advertising and analytics SDK, Makina (later rebranded to 'seamless'). After working with many 3rd party applications, developed SaaS framework Handsomet oo address common issues of the mobile development. A new company called `Nomad Commerce` was created which is focued on building Hansome backed-up mobile applications. Successfully developed two commercial applications (Yellow Medya and Cobone) on three platforms (iOS, Android, WinPhone) and a quiz application(Know now!) using Handsome framework with a team of five.
    • Makina ad framework (later renamed to `seamless`)
    • Know Now! quizz iOS app
    • Handsome Framework (later open sourced under the name Lembas and Cortex[])
    • Yellow Pages Turkey iOS/Android application
    Pozitron (acquired by Monetise in 2014)
    2007-10-01 - 2011-05-01
    Senior Software Developer
    I was hired as developer #2 at Pozitron and started working on the current J2ME framework which -still- empowers İşCep, Bilyoner on low end devices. I have moved afterwards to server side development with a project that controls provisioning and distribution of mobile applications to java based devices. Next, I have started developing on iOS platform and my first application was IsCep which is still operational. With the growth at Pozitron, I have became the Project Lead in most of the projects (Biletix, Bilyoner, Thy..) and continued developing for iOS (ProDG, Finanscep).
    • İşCep iOS mobile application
    • THY iOS mobile application
    • Finanscep iOS mobile application
    • Biletix iOS mobile application
    • Bilyoner iOS mobile application
    • ProDG iPad application for GlaxoSmithKline Turkey
    2007-01-01 - 2007-10-01
    Software Engineer
    started as an intern at Sednacom and became full-time junior software developer. I have worked with Python and started contributing to ongoing ERP project by developing sub-modules (ie payments, exten- sions).
      Freelance Works
      2008-01-01 - Ongoing
      Over the years, I have work on many successful projects as a freelance contractor
      • Karnaval iPad App (
      • Quiet Riots iPhone App (
      • Campaign TR iPad App (
      Bogaziçi Üniversitesi
      SoftwareEngineering - Master
      2012-09-01 -
      Universite Bordeaux 1
      Computer Science /Parallel Systems - Master
      2006-09-01 - 2007-05-01
      Universite Bordeaux 1
      Informatique - Undergrad
      2005-09-01 - 2006-05-01
      Universite Nice Sophia-Antipolis
      Applied Math/Informatique - Undergrad
      2002-09-01 - 2005-05-01
      Lycee Galatasaray
      - High-school
      1993-09-01 - 2001-05-01
      Anil Can Baykal
      Multi threaded file download with ASIHTTPRequest

      Lembas Mobile Framework
      Anil Can Baykal
      A mobile framework to easily build iOS/Android applications with server and client libraries

      Applications and Interactive Media/Sales Category
      International Business Awards 2011
      ProdDG iPad application used by GlaxoSmithKline Turkey
      Native speaker
      • Terraform
      • Cloudformation
      • Ansible
      • k8s
      • Docker Swarm
      Cloud Infrastructure
      • Amazon
      • Azure
      • Google Cloud Platform
      Backend Development
      • Java
      • Spring
      • RxJava
      • Dropwizard
      • Spring Boot
      • Python
      • tornado
      • Docker
      • Mysql
      • Google Bigquery
      • Google DataStore
      • Mongo
      • Pandas

      Fatih İşbecer (CEO at Pozitron)
      Ali Abhary (CEO at Karnaval)
      Şekip Can Gökalp (Managing partner at Mobilike)
      Umut Gökçen (Manager at Nomad Commerce)
      Fevzi Güngör (CEO/Co-founder at OdeAl)
      Dr. Matthias Lange (MD at FinLeap)