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Rick Shant Koletavitoglu

Rick Shant Koletavitoglu

Rick Shant Koletavitoglu (born February 23, 1989) is an American-Turkish (of Armenian descent) serial entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of 150birds[15], a life-cycle marketing management platform for SMB. Previously, Koletavitoglu founded CreatorDen, a marketplace and agency providing influencer marketing for brands including Netflix, Wella, Pantene, Dell, P&G, Careem, and 100s more.[10]

Early Life & Education

Koletavitoglu was born in Washington, D.C., in the United States. After attending Bell elementary, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey in 1997. Koletavitoglu thereafter attended Istanbul International Community School and graduated with an International Baccalaureate diploma. Koletavitoglu later attended American University in Washington, D.C.., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Management in 2011.


Koletavitoglu is a marketing consultant and advisor to startups in Silicon Valley.

In 2015, Koletavitoglu founded CreatorDen, the largest social influencer network and influencer marketing agency in Turkey.

Before founding CreatorDen, Koletavitoglu completed a fellowship program with serial entrepreneur and investor, Terry Matthews. [2] Before his fellowship, Koletavitoglu worked at tech companies AdColony, Shopamani, and Yogurtistan.

Koletavitoglu has shared his thoughts at TEDx, founded the Istanbul chapter of Fuckup Nights [3] and initiated the creation of Influencer Talks [4]. Koletavitoglu managed Fuckup Nights San Francisco which allowed him to host events with entrepreneurs.

In the summer of 2006, Koletavitoglu did an internship with the editor-in-chief of Agos, where he assisted the journalist Hrant Dink with translations and international media communications.

  • Rick Shant on Twitter [14]


Citation Linklinkedin.comRick Koletavitoglu speaks about entrepreneurship and learning from failure on April 15, 2016 at TEDx
Jul 29, 2019, 1:18 AM
Citation Linkcreatorden.comCreatorDen is the largest social media influencer marketplace in the MENA region.
Jul 6, 2018, 7:05 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comFuckup Nights Istanbul Youtube page
Jul 6, 2018, 7:08 PM
Citation Linkinstagram.comInfluencer Talks Instagram page
Jul 6, 2018, 7:09 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comFuckup Nights San Francisco Facebook page
Jul 6, 2018, 7:10 PM
Citation Linkgeektime.comCreatorDen connects social influencers with 100s of top brands.
Jul 6, 2018, 9:36 PM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comTEDx speech
Aug 12, 2019, 5:21 PM
Citation Linkwww.geektime.comTurkish startup CreatorDen connects brands with increasingly important stars: social media influencers
Aug 12, 2019, 5:15 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comCreatorDen team
Aug 12, 2019, 5:18 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comDiscussing blockchain with Jason Silva
Aug 12, 2019, 5:19 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFellowship with Sir Terry Matthews
Aug 12, 2019, 5:20 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comRick Shant's twitter
Aug 13, 2019, 12:42 PM
Citation Linkwww.150birds.com
May 25, 2021, 1:38 AM