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In a nutshell, Tolga Onuk is an athlete, a designer, and a serial entrepreneur with a myriad of experience in management, product development, and marketing. Driven by a passion for transforming industries, Tolga built multiple tech startups and advised over 40 companies.
In his last role, Tolga was the Vice President at Envoy and he helped the company to transform the existing ev-rental application to an enterprise rideshare & fleet tracking platform in less than 18 months which was acquired by Blink EV Charging (NASDAQ: BLNK) for $34M in April 2023. Previously, he served as the Managing Partner & CEO of New Wave Holdings (CSE: SPOR), an acquisition and investment company. Prior to this he founded and served as CEO of Beverly Hills-based Thunderbolt Studios, which (among other things) created Curbstand to help solve valet & parking issues in major cities, and Grassp to provide a convenient way to discover premium-quality cannabis for delivery through licensed dispensaries. All after starting his career in design and technology leadership roles at leading companies like Spin Master and Electronic Arts.
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
- Mevlâna Rumi
New Wave: The first publically traded esports investment company?
According to Goldman Sachs’ esports investment 2018 report, we saw $1.4 billion ($1.07bn) invested into the industry last year – a 90% year-on-year increase. In fact, since 2013, there has been over $3.3bn of venture capital investment within esports-related startups. One of those investing in the esports landscape has been New Wave Holdings Corp. Founded in 2018 with New Wave Chief-Executive Officer, Tolga Onuk, New Wave hopes to become the first publically traded esports investment company.
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New Wave Holdings Corp. is a privately-held corporation, and is a gaming & esports investment company with offices located in Toronto, Ontario and Los Angeles, California.
Chief Executive Officer of New Wave, Tolga Onuk, has 15 years of entrepreneurial experience in design, technology development, and executive leadership for emerging digital avenues involving Los Angeles-based top interactive agencies, tech start-ups, and publicly traded gaming companies.
Taking Competitive Gaming & Esports Investment To The Next Level
ESTNN: Being already experienced in both the technology and gaming industries, what would you say gives you an edge in terms of making New Wave a prominent mark on the map?
"It's not that we are, right now, in a position that we can say we are the big fish, but at the same time, we've made it a great beginning in our venture. All the investments that we're making are in alignment with our goals, our vision."
Thunderbolt is Getting into Equity Crowdfunding
Thunderbolt offers a suite of services from brand building and product strategy to application development and growth. Now they are getting into investment crowdfunding to close the circle. According to their site, as of 2015, their digital/mobile apps have already attracted $6.9 million in funding so why not launch Reg CF portal. Thunderbolt CEO Tolga Onuk explains;
“Thunderbolt CDG will open more doors for startups in the platform to raise funds and ultimately have all the necessary resources in LA for long-term growth.”
There’s a Tech Thunder Roaring Through Los Angeles
Tolga Onuk, CEO and Founder of Thunderbolt, seeks to take on the challenge of finding Angels and celebrities in LA that are interested in investing in tech, and privately matchmaking them with curated opportunities, who have been mentored and have a higher success probability. He developed Thunderbolt Capital, a private platform that connects investors and influencers to emerging new technologies and digital startups.
Tolga Onuk's Turkish Biography published on www.TKFL.org
"... İstatistik, Bilgisayar Bilimleri, İnteraktif Medya ve Animasyon uzmanı olarak Los Angeles'ın önde gelen oyun ve teknoloji studyolarında yer aldıktan sonra, 2013 yılında Beverly Hills merkezli Thunderbolt Studios'un kuruculuğunu üstlendi. 2019 yılında Thunderbolt'un satın alınmasıyla, Toronto merkezli yatırım firması New Wave'in ortağı ve CEO'su olarak çalıştı, ve firmanın Kanada Borsasında halka arz edilmesinde rol oynadı."