Ozan Øzerk (born 1979) was one of the original founders of Norsk Ideutvikling AS; later renamed to Omega Media AS. Ozan has since left the company, and is now Co-founder and Director of Clearsettle, which offers a wide range of solutions for payment providers.
Ozan is of Turkish Cypriot descent, but grew up in Oslo, Norway. He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Oslo in 2008 and finished his medical residency in 2012, earning the title of Cand.med.
Ozan Øzerk has been a serial entrepreneur since 1998. Among his notable start up and innovation enterprises are Biip.no, which he co-founded in 2005 and grew into Norway’s largest social network site by 2008, and Spill.no, which grew into Norway’s largest social gaming site. Especially Biip.no was a massive success, attracting more than 500,000 members – approximately 10% of Norway’s population. At the time, Ozan Øzerk was Biip.no’s chairman and chief business developer. These enterprises were acquired in 2008 by the Danish Egmont Group for a reported $12 million USD.
2012 and onwards
In 2012, Ozan got involved in business and technology innovation in the FinTech industry and co-founded Bureau Solutions Ltd, FaceKart Ltd and Ozan Ltd. These companies are EU/EEA payment and e-money institutions and offer a range of payments services to various actors in the payments ecosystem.
Today Ozan is Co-founder and Director of Clearsettle. Clearsettle is a payment platform that can be white labeled by other payment service providers (PSPs). Clearsettle offers PSPs the ability to expand their geographic coverage via an expansive acquiring and bank settlement networks and offer their customers a wide range of payment methods with a single contract and a single integration.
Ozan Øzerk also spends time setting up and supporting FinTech and payments companies in Europe, Middle East, the Far East and the USA, amongst others, Ozan.com and Settlego. Ozan’s prime motivation is to provide better and more cost effective services by innovating business models and FinTech systems architecture.
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– Sale of social networking website resulted in millions (Kampanje.com)