Ezel Kokcu is a technology entrepreneur who now lays claim to three successful and innovative start-up enterprises. She specialises in education, technology, diversity, global expansion and global investment raising.
Ezel’s current venture Passphere launched in February 2019 with its sights set on Sydney, Auckland, United States, Amsterdam and Singapore. Specialising in bespoke ticketing management with a correlating analytics system, its sophistication reflects the two-year research and development phase and growing local and international customer base.
Ezel started the museum mobile app, STQRY at just 18 after leaving her computer science degree at Victoria University. Breaking barriers constantly as one of the youngest product managers in her trade. Within three years, STQRY became the number one technology provider to museums the world over, raising $7m of funding, a global team size of 60, accrued a database of more than 500 customers worldwide with offices in New Zealand, United States, France and Singapore.
In 2016, Ezel left STQRY to pursue her new venture, Non-Stop Tix, a ticketing platform developed to fix the growing consumer dissatisfaction around the steep booking fees and poor customer service which plagued the existing companies. It achieved almost overnight success. Non-Stop Tix was sold to a local promoter in the same year that it was developed.
Speaking work: Ezel is passionate advocate for women in STEM. She has spoken at various conferences, expo's, festivals across New Zealand, the United States and Australia.