Published on March 10th, 2014 |
Five minutes with entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin
Saygin Yalcin is a German entrepreneur who founded the online private shopping club, Sukar.com and is a partner at auction platform Souq.com, but today the regional entrepreneur is focusing his attention and efforts on SellAnyCar.com – an online car buying service offers instant valuation and a guarantee to purchase any car, including luxury and exclusive models, in just 30 minutes.
What was the inspiration behind SellAnyCar.com?
We believe that the experience of selling a used car in the region is broken.
Selling your car must be quick, convenient and fair. We guarantee to buy your car within 30 minutes. We have the purchasing power to buy any car at a competitive price and justify our margins with low cost and high-volume of deals.
How many luxury cars have been sold through the site?
We are one of the largest used car traders in the region already and the Middle East’s first car buying service, which guarantees to buy any car. We have had numerous high-end and luxury cars as well – consumers appreciate the fact that it is super convenient to sell your car to us, at a fair price with no hassle.
What was the most money paid for a car till date?
We have bought numerous cars valued from AED1 through to millions of dirhams – a Lamborghini Aventador was among the most expensive…
Do you have an eye for vintage models as well?
While we do not focus on any car make, model, age or condition, we understand
the value of vintage, exclusive and custom cars. We are here to change the game and our overwhelming success [is proof for a demand in the market].
What’s next for the entrepreneur in you?
I am 100% focused on SellAnyCar.com, as we have a long way to go and many challenges to master. Our short and mid-term vision includes a strong focus on geographical expansion and building a network of hundreds of locations.
Source: Aficionado magazine, http://aficionadome.com/money/interview/five-minutes-with-entrepreneur-saygin-yalcin/
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About the Author
SayginYalcin Saygin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East's (ME) first & largest car buying service, SellAnyCar.com and Founder of the first & largest online private shopping club in the ME, Sukar.com, which has been acquired by Souq.com, making him Partner at the Souq.com and Jabbar Internet Group, becoming the largest ecommerce company in the Arab world, with 3000+ employees. In its largest acquisition outside the US to date, Amazon.com has acquired Souq.com Group. He has been selected as a UBS Industry Leader, a network of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals.
He was also Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai.
He was referred to as "the region's online business guru" by the National newspaper in the UAE, while Arabian Business named him as "one of the region's finest young entrepreneurs and a major part of the entrepreneurial scene in recent years".
Fortune magazine (mag) named him in the 40 under 40 list, as one of the most influential young people in business, Entrepreneur mag ME awarded SellAnyCar.com, with Saygin at its helm, as the "Fastest Growing Company in the ME", while the National newspaper sees it among a handful of tech companies to "have the potential to break the $1bn barrier". In a cover story, Entrepreneur mag ME titled him as "undoubtedly one of the youngest & most successful internet entrepreneurs in the ME”, awarded SellAnyCar.com as "Technology Innovator of the Year”, while Khaleej Times awarded him as the Technology Leader. Gulf Business selected him as 1 of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in ME.
In a cover story, Arabian Business counts him as 1 of the most successful entrepreneurs to call Dubai home. During the World Government Summit, HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Minister of Interior of the UAE, presented Saygin as an inspiring story for the country, in the presence of world leaders, incl. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.