Dr. Melek Demiray

Dijital Crowdfunding Platform Inc. (efonla.com), Executive Chairperson, CEO

Dr. Melek Demiray is executive chairperson & CEO at efonla.com (Dijital Crowdfunding Platform Inc.). efonla.com was founded in 11 November 2020 and was registered as equity crowdfunding platform by the Capital Market Board of Turkey (SPK) in 14 October 2021. Dr. Melek Demiray graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Management Engineering. Also, she holds a PhD degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Istanbul Technical University and her thesis title is “Crowdfunding Community Engagement: Drivers and Outcomes”. She studied as visiting scholar in University of Minnesota Duluth from March 2017 to April 2018 for her PhD thesis supported by TUBITAK. She received the most successful PhD thesis award from Istanbul Technical University. Her specialty fields are crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, marketing, new product development, online communities, social networks, and e-WOM communication. She worked as a research assistant at the Department of Management Engineering in Istanbul Technical University between 2010 and 2019. In addition, Melek Demiray also has three years of international project management experience in the automotive industry. Also, she worked as adjunct assistant professor at Istanbul Technical University.