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“WE ARE ACHIEVING OUR GOAL STEP BY STEP”
PEAKUP CEO Ahmet Toprakçı stated that they are preparing to open an office in the USA after UK and that they are among the fastest developing technology companies and added: “Our goal is to become a global company. We are achieving this step by step.”
PEAKUP helped over 600 thousand end users to migrate to cloud technologies as of today. They have over 700 customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. PEAKUP was among the first 50 companies 3 years in a row in Deloitte Technology 2019 Fast 50 Turkey Program that determines the fastest growing 50 technology companies.
Ahmet Toprakçı, the founder and CEO of this 100% national capital company that exports technology abroad, highlights that their goal is to maintain the growth acceleration they’ve obtained. Toprakçı explained that they’ve developed with their own resource and that they don’t need funds and explains what they do like this:
“I HAVE THREE TEXTBOOKS”
“I have completed the Electrical Engineering major in Istanbul Technical University. And then, I did my masters degree in the same university. I had an experience of 6 years in corporate life before establishing my own business. I worked as a system manager in ITU Information Technology Department, as a lecturer, consultant and manager in Bilge Adam IT Academy.
In 2012, with cloud technologies entering the corporate world, I couldn’t ignore this trend and established my enterprise. Now, we have PEAKUP HR and London-based PEAKUP Technologies UK companies under the roof of PEAKUP technologies. Also, I have 3 textbooks that are used in lectures in universities.
WE’VE OPENED AN OFFICE IN UK
We hit the road with a very low capital. We didn’t get any support from VC or informal investors. Our model was “Bootstrapping”. We grew with our own resources. Opening an office in London as an 100% national capital technology company and being a Turkish company that exports technology to the world was one of the most important milestones for us.
We also create local technology solutions in our R&D center. We have a lot of projects that we carry out with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Industrial Ministry. Today, we are among the first 500 IT companies and on a non-sector base among the first 250 companies that invest in R&D the most. Also, we have been among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 3 years in a row.
“WE ARE GETTING PREPARED FOR PATENTS”
My most important goal is the turn our products into a strong brand in international competition and to be a global company. In this direction, we are working on getting the patents of our products and apply our international marketing technology. We are achieving our goal step by step.
After UK, we will be opening our US office soon. On the other hand, we want to show that a global technology brand can come from Turkey and inspire people. We foresee an increase of 15-20% in our workforce plan. Business intelligence, IoT, mobile and web based software will be main areas of our recruitment.”
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