Cofounder of Bekchy
Who Are You?
I was born in 1979. I had my first computer at the age of 12. I had a passion for software languages and started to learn them. Working in a company at the age of 17, I improved myself in the fields of hardware and software in the Information Technology sector.
I studied Electronics and Business at university and started my first job while studying at the university. I produced solutions for tens of different sectors. I developed projects on electronic commerce and online platforms.
I’m the founder of Bekchy and produces different solutions in the field of cybersecurity. I have senior management in 3 companies. I also mentor many startup companies and I have a company that provides consultancy services in non-profit organizations.
What’s the Story of Your Business?
Bekchy is a product that we developed for our own use in order to prevent our other web-based projects from being attacked but then continued as a completely separate product.
Of course, before developing this product, we thought whether we should use different solutions or not, but when we researched, we saw that the solutions in the market did not meet our needs.
Therefore, when the idea of developing as a different product and entering the market as an enterprise came about, of course, we searched the market data. And we really predicted that we would get a huge share of the cake in the market.
What Has Been Your Biggest Struggle?
After developing the product, we wanted to sell in global markets, but it was not as easy as we thought. Because in some countries, some brands took the corner. Therefore, it was difficult to enter those markets with online marketing strategies.
As a solution, we tried to reach the markets with the B2B strategy. Of course, we haven’t reached all countries yet. We could only reach some countries. It is difficult to find successful solution partners in all of them, but now we are actively successful in Holland, Sweden, Azerbaijan, some regions in America and some European countries.
What Has Been Your Greatest Achievement?
There are very advanced technologies pending patent in our solution we developed. It was very enjoyable for our customer to find many things necessary to protect a web application in one product.
Where Do You See Yourself and Your Business in 5 Years
Our current targets have been an indication that we will be among the leaders of the market in 5 years. If a good offer comes to us, why not.
What Do You Wish You’d Known Before You Started?
I later saw the failures of very talented young people who developed products on the same subject but did not know what to do after they developed it. I wish we could get to know them beforehand and be together in my own team. Both those talents would have been evaluated and we could proceed faster.
Finally, Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself?
In the ’90s, we were buying an internet connection by combining 3 friends money. 3 people could not use the same connection at the same time, so we divided 24 hours into 3. I had the night part too. Access to information was not very easy, but I realized from that time that the security issue would be very, very important in the future.