Can was born in Istanbul, Turkey and studied there through high school, where he was on the math team and won various international math awards. He came to the United States to get a BS and later a Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, where he served as a teaching assistant for Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Circuits classes. Degrees in hand, he went on to work for a NY-based insurance company, where he is now a senior developer. Recently he graduated with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business with a concentration in Finance and Financial Instruments. Can enjoys being outdoors, playing basketball, traveling around the world and watching soccer.