After graduated from Boğaziçi University in 1998, worked for Yapi Kredi Bank, Vestel Information Technologies and Turkcell, for 10 years in total. But due to his entrepreneur personality and great excitement for the payment world he left corporate life for to start his own company, Mikro Ödeme in 2008. After becoming the market leader and introducing new payment products to the market Mikro Ödeme continued its successful growth in the sector and took its first biggest investment from Mediterra Capital. And then a full exit to Wirecard AG achieved in November 2014. Alper Akcan still holds the CEO position for Wirecard Turkey.
Some of his startups are Natural Computer, Lokum Games, Big Kazan, dakick.com, 2dk, A3 and Pozifit. He is also founding board member of Payments and Electronic Money Association (ÖDED) of Turkey and he has his MBA degree from Bilgi University.