Nurkan Kirkan

Head of Growth & Analytics @Ticketswap | SaaS, Marketplace Growth | Marketing Data Science | Growth Hacker

Amsterdam, Netherlands (+01:00 UTC)English, Turkishfrom Amsterdam, Netherlands
Free
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32
Sessions
4.95
Rating
Expertise
Social Media

I have started my career at Galatasaray and had a chance to build a community with more than 10M fans in Turkey. I did a lot.. When to engage with followers? What to do for them? We can find some cool answers.


Product Management

How to make a prioritisation? What's RICE? Are we measuring it correctly? How can we scale up? Many questions... Many amazing puzzles. Let's take a look.


Marketing Automation

I am a huge fan of creating automation about almost everything. It can help you to think more creative and do less manual job. Since I do have enough knowledge about API's (FB, Google etc) I do think would be nice to talk on this.


Conversion Rate Optimisation

My biggest strength. I do love to try more and more, fail more and more... We can create many ideas (more than you can imagine, believe me) because every idea can create another opportunity, It is like a chain and there is always another chance to do more.


Product Market Fit

Biggest puzzle in the world. It brings many different questions. I have been there before, our biggest problem was product market fit and we tried many things and had a chance to learn also many things as well. I did not crack this problem but maybe this time we can? :)


Technology and Tools

I do like to use different kind of tools and since i had a chance to build many products from 0 to 1, I do have quite good experience regards different tech stacks and tools. One thing is super important in the world, everything starts with curiosity.


Advice on Funding

I am a strong entrepreneurial character and it comes from my past experience. I was a founder for my company between 2016-2018 and had a chance to get investment from a few capitals. Therefore, I built quite good relationship from all over the world on this. That's also why I am 500 Startups Alumni. :)


Growth Hacking

That is primarily my job since i have started my career. I have been always trying to find a way to hack things. It could quite small but also significant. Just experiment, try, learn, adapt and try again... Fail again, till find a way to hack it.


Mentor Toolkit
Google Analytics
over 9 years of experience

Since I have started my career, I have used it. I have had a chance to use also Premium Version of GA. As you can see my Title, i have to know and use it daily basis GA too. No problem about any questions.

Hubspot
over 2 years of experience

Since I have started to work for my current role, we choose Hubspot for various reasons, I do not have day to day experience but I do know all their API and connections :) It could be helpful maybe.

RJmetrics
over 3 years of experience

RJMetrics was one of the competitor of my previous company. Therefore we had to understand, how mechanism works, I have had a chance to use it for a while for some small things. I think end of the day except small differences, all analytics products are serving to same goal.

Tableau
over 3 years of experience

Tableau was one of the competitor of my previous company. Therefore we had to understand, how mechanism works, I have had a chance to use it for a while for some small things. I think end of the day except small differences, all analytics products are serving to same goal.

KISSmetrics
over 3 years of experience

Kissmetrics was one of the competitor of my previous company. Therefore we had to understand, how mechanism works, I have had a chance to use it for a while for some small things. I think end of the day except small differences, all analytics products are serving to same goal.

Heap
over 3 years of experience

Heap was one of the competitor of my previous company. Therefore we had to understand, how mechanism works, I have had a chance to use it for a while for some small things. I think end of the day except small differences, all analytics products are serving to same goal.

Mixpanel
over 6 years of experience

Since 2014, I have been using Mixpanel to understand funnels, user behaviours. For Instance: Last 1 year i have analyzed more than 1Billion events points on top of Mixpanel. I have used their API and i feel quite comfortable with JQL.

Pipedrive
over 4 years of experience

I have used pipedrive for many different things while i was working for my own company. I do have strong knowledge how to set up and move forward, do cool things on top of it.

Looker
over 3 years of experience

I have been using Looker daily basis. I am one of their contributors for open source libraries as well. I am spending every week at least 15-20 hours and have strong knowledge API, LookML etc.

Mailchimp
over 3 years of experience

My favourite email marketing platform. I have been using it for a while for many different campaigns, Also i do have some knowledge about their API as well.

Growth & Analytics Lead
Ticketswap
Amsterdam, Netherlands
- present

Nurkan Kirkan is the first hire for Growth at Ticketswap. Responsible for managing the analytics, growth engineering and related people at the company. On their journey to becoming the world's favourite place to buy and sell tickets, he focuses user growth, activation and retention + data pipelines, product growth, conversion optimisation & experimentation. Basically all growth-related operations are covered with a strong focus on data and analytics.

Other
co-founder
rakam
San Francisco, United States of America
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my role was to help define and execute the vision for the company as we navigate the exciting. I have pitched our product to various accelerators and incubators, ultimately taking part in 500 Startups (USA) and Right Side Capital Management (USA) got $250k+ in pre-seed funding.

Other
Startups
B2B
Online Marketing Consultant
Riot Games
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I was helping to Riot Games Growth Team for new strategies on certain marketing platforms.

Other
User Acquisition Manager
Tonsser
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Responsible for overall user acquisition and user growth.

Other
Startups
User Acquisition & Digital Marketing
Yandex
Moscow, Russian Federation
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Increasing Turkey Market Share with managing user acquisition channels. (During that period, Google Search for the first time below 90% of market share in Turkey.)

Other
Web Sites, Social Media and Development
Galatasaray
Istanbul, Turkey
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I was responsible everything at Galatasaray as long as it's digital related.

Other
Big Data & Analytics
Harvard Extension School
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I had a chance to get my certification from HES.

Computer Science & Programming
Istanbul Aydin University
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I got my under and upper degree at Istanbul Aydin Uni.

Reviews (11)
Todd Chambers
1 session
20 Jul 2020

Nurkan is a legend. A quick chat with him will quickly show you his vast level of intelligence and experience in growth. Nurkan took an hour at the end of his busy workday to give my team and me an intense knowledge session on growth frameworks and attribution. The talk was very inspirational and we are definitely looking forward to getting Nurkan onboard in the near future to formalize more of our company’s growth processes.

Reza Saeedi
1 session
8 Jun 2020

I really enjoyed my conversation with Nurkan on all things marketplace growth. Specifically, we discussed attribution (Markov Chain) and the idea of tailoring the growth model to the business model. Nurkan is a super passionate and knowledgeable growth leader and I'm looking forward to continuing the conversation with him.

Evgeny Korolev
2 sessions
11 May 2020

Nurkan shared his vision about 3 ideas I wanted to get feedback about, it was helpful to understand them a bit better

Christopher Rawlings
1 session
7 May 2020

A great session with Nurkan talking about funding for a startup. Nurkan was really friendly and helpful, clearly explaining the best route to go about getting funding. Not only this, but he also provided me with loads of really useful links. Great session.

Evgeny Korolev
2 sessions
19 Apr 2020

We couldn't make a call, wait for the next time to connect

Luis Camacho
1 session
3 Mar 2020

Nurkan was great! Super knowledgable and really pointed me in the right direction when it comes to product analytics, choosing the right tech stack (thinking at scale). And shared some VERY actionable tips. Thank you so much for the time.

Michael Taylor
1 session
4 Feb 2020

Nurkan was extremely helpful, even staying over for an extra 20 minutes when we ran into trouble with Jupyter Notebook. He knows a lot about the topic of data science and growth, and even shared some specific projects that I would find helpful. I would highly recommend him for any mentoring in analytics.

Rod Nunes
1 session
30 Jan 2020

Nurkan has a great experience with b2b customer acquisition and brings to the conversation great (and very creative) tactics that he applied in real use cases. From the chat, I was also able to collect really useful resources. Very talented and inspiring.

Adam Moncrief
1 session
8 Nov 2019

Nurkan was a great help and friendly guy. Will be reaching out to him for more assistance and expertise in the future!

Christoph Schachner
1 session
31 Oct 2019

Nurkan was very helpful and included a lot of his previous experiences which made it even more practical. Can definitely recommend him!

Marta Egídio Pereira
1 session
24 Oct 2019

Nurkan was very helpful in providing feedback on my product and gave very practical and actionable advice of hacks I could implement to achieve my goals :)