Kaan is an associate partner at LightSpeed Innovations, one of the leading aerospace startup accelerators in the world. At LightSpeed, he works closely with a network of frontier tech investors and coaches startups doing nanosatellite data, drone obstacle avoidance, 3d printed habitats, propulsion, orbital debris removal and much more. Aspirationally, on a broader basis, he is focused on frontier tech, specifically blockchain, VR/AR, drones, and artificial intelligence. He is interested in their application within the NewSpace industry, a direction which he thinks will shape the future of the sector.
Kaan holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace & energy entrepreneurship, a major he created, from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of Hoverport, a drone startup that does radio frequency surveying in 4G, LTE and 5G for the telecommunication industry. Besides work, he loves to travel (46 countries and counting), try extreme sports, play video games, and watch Marvel and Christopher Nolan movies.