Erdem is cofounder and CEO of Copenhagen-based bike sharing service, Donkey Republic. Donkey Republic, started in 2015, today serves 15,000 bikes across 50 cities in Europe. The company pioneered a number of firsts in micro-mobility such as operating its fleet through virtual stations and running bluetooth-based sharing of vehicles.
Erdem studied public policy at UC Berkeley and started his career at McKinsey and Company in his hometown of Istanbul. Before Donkey Republic, Erdem had been working with citizen engagement, social impact funding and measurement, crowd-funding and international development projects.
He is an advocate of innovative regulatory approaches in public works, with more reliance on, and leveraging of data. In 2018, Erdem gave a TEDx Talk where he shared insights on the future of governance to keep up with challenges posed by the faster deployment of new technologies.
At Donkey Republic, Erdem is working towards finding better models of micro-mobility in cooperation with cities to solve challenges.
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