Topic: Raising Capital
Ibrahim Colak is the core founder and current Chief Executive Officer of mrUsta. Prior to launching mrUsta in 2014 with three other co-founders, Ibrahim spent the best of the past two decades in leading roles in engineering and marketing for global brands such as Vestel, Nokia, and Microsoft.
His core strength as a problem-solver for Nokia lead to the development of mrUsta, a company with the aim to solve the headache of customers trying to connect to the right service provider in the UAE and beyond.
His role at the helm of mrUsta has not gone without attracting attention, having been nominated for ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014’, ‘Business Excellent Leadership Award’, and as testament to his vision, mrUsta was nominated for ‘Startup of the Year’ in 2016. In addition, mrUsta was awarded ‘Life-Admin App of the Year’, also in the same year.
Ibrahim and mrUsta have also become favorites with the media, having been featured in CNN, The National, Arabian Business, Entrepreneur Middle East, Inc. Arabia, and other leading international and regional news platforms.
Aside from his day-to- day corporate undertaking in mrUsta, Ibrahim also takes the time to mentor up-and- coming young entrepreneurs, helping them maneuver through the complexities of all aspects of running a start-up in the UAE.
Ibrahim holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Yildiz Technical University and an MBA from Beykent University, both top-tiered educational institutions in his native Istanbul, Turkey.