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Sina is an Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Markafoni, the first and leading Flash Sales Site of Turkey. Markafoni became the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched Flash Sales sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Poland between 2009 and 2011. In Turkey, Markafoni established zizigo.com as well as Misspera.com and acquired enmoda.com. Sina was the Chairman and CEO of the Markafoni Group.

The Naspers Group acquired Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet.

Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is founding member of Galata Business Angels, a group of Turkish Business Angels investing into online and digital opportunities. Sina is also Board Member of Endeavor Turkey, Board Member of "Türkiye Bilişim Vakfı" (TBV) and Member of TOBB (Girişim Sermayesi Meclisi Asbaşkanı ve Genç Girişimciler Üst Konseyi Üyesi) and TÜSİAD Member.

Sina has been elected as the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Business Angel of the Year” in Turkey. Markafoni won several awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Online Fashion Site in 2011, 2012 and 2013".

Prior to Markafoni, Sina has been with eBay and KPMG. Sina received a "Diplom Kaufmann" from Münster University and speaks five languages. He shares his thoughts on eCommerce in his personal blog www.sinaafra.com and on twitter (sinaafra).

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