Sandokan Kole

Partner / Gesellschafter, CTO, (Partner), Coconut Game & Technology

İstanbul, Turkey

About me

I am Sandokan Saruhan Köle, a former mobile software developer, IT project manager, technical product manager, and technology consultant with experience in leading large teams in the technology industry. As a founder and partner of several startups, I have extensive experience in building and running software projects, including iOS and Android development, backend cloud services, AR projects, and mobile games. My work has included collaborating with large-scale companies in the technology industry, as well as startups in the healthcare and game development sectors. Throughout my career, I have primarily focused on technical project and product management, ensuring that projects are successfully delivered and meeting the necessary technical requirements.


Project Management
Team Management
Agile Software Development
Mobile Development
IOS Developer
.NET Framework


Professional experience for Sandokan Kole

  • Current 1 year and 11 months, since Nov 2021

    CTO (Partner)

    Pomodoro Games

    CTO of an Estonia-based game studio specializing in producing hyper-casual games for mobile devices. As part of my role, I helped the company apply for and get support for the Start Up program in Estonia. I also played a key role in the development of the company's promotional strategy for publishers. I also take on the role of a Product Manager and oversee the product development team and the entire process, taking into account the wishes of the Publishers.

  • Current 1 year and 11 months, since Nov 2021

    Technology Counselor

    Pickies App

    Mobile application store processes consultancy for "package service" mobile application.

  • Current 1 year and 11 months, since Nov 2021

    CTO, (Partner)

    Coconut Game & Technology

    Coconut Game is a 25-person studio specializing in hyper-casual and casual game development, while Coconut Technology creates SAAS systems for mobile and web applications. both companies, overseeing the development of hyper-casual and casual games, as well as the creation of mobile and web applications through our SAAS systems.

  • Current 2 years and 10 months, since Dec 2020

    Counselor, Technical Business Analyst

    Mercedes Benz TT - DefineX-Consulting I TechnologyILabs

    As a member of the team responsible for worldwide mobile applications of Mercedes Benz and its subsidiaries, my duties include: Providing technical approval and support during the certification process to ensure mobile applications meet Mercedes Benz regulations for publication in specified stores. Serving as the product manager for the software tool that automates the certification process. Supporting and guiding Google Play Store and Apple Store preparations.

  • 1 year, Nov 2021 - Oct 2022

    CTO for Startup

    Fetalİst - Future Heal (Online Medicare)

    As a technology consultant, I was responsible for identifying appropriate technologies and establishing developer teams for a company that produces medical solutions by data-engineering academic data obtained in medical science. One of the projects I worked on was the development of an APAI application, which provided diagnostic consultancy (appendicitis) based on artificial intelligence.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Apr 2020 - Nov 2021

    Project Manager, Entrepreneur in Residence, Tech Consultant, CTO

    Snappy Interactive

    As one of the former founders and as an employee of the company in this period, I provide support in various fields, with a focus on project management and technical tasks. My responsibilities include: Serving as the product owner and determining project requirements Bringing together necessary development and design teams Ensuring coordination between teams, including the customer, within the scope of technical tasks Providing project management and generating reports

  • 8 months, Sep 2020 - Apr 2021

    CTO for Startup (online medicare)

    I managed the creation of the "hekimin burada" application, a health support platform utilizing online streaming technology. I determined the technical requirements, assembled in-house and outsourced teams, and oversaw the management of those teams to develop a prototype product. Unfortunately, the project had to be terminated due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • 4 months, Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

    CTO for Startup

    Patika (Meditation App)

    Contributed as CTO to the creation of technical documentation for a meditation mobile app that is about to be sold to a larger group.

  • 6 months, Jan 2020 - Jun 2020

    Project Manager, Entrepreneur in Residence


    Head of projects & products: Participating in the hiring process of developers to ensure the team consists of highly skilled and motivated individuals. Projecting processes and products to ensure efficient development and delivery of high-quality software products. Managing projects to ensure timely delivery and successful outcomes. This includes coordinating with other team members and stakeholders, tracking progress, and ensuring that projects are completed within budget and on schedule.

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jan 2016 - Jan 2020

    Project Manager, Software Developer, Tech Consultant

    Snappy Interactive

    As an experienced mobile (iOS Developer) and backend developer, I am proficient in using Scrum and Agile methodologies to manage projects effectively. I have expertise in Objective C, Swift, PHP, Javascript, Angular Js, CSS, HTML, React Js, .Net Core, which allows me to develop high-quality mobile and backend applications.

  • 2 years and 6 months, May 2013 - Oct 2015

    Team Lead, Software Specialist, Mobile (IOS) Developer

    Digital Panaroma

    IOS Developer iPad/iPhone, Software Specialist Software Team Lead Using: Objective C, Phone Gap SDK, Jquery Mobile, Javascript, CSS, HTML 5 ,PHP-MYSQL,  C#-Unity Contributed to and developed various mobile applications, including: Grundig iPad & Connected apps, which enable remote control of washing machines and ovens using mobile devices for smart home technologies. Presented at IFA Berlin Technology Fair 2013 & 2014.

  • 7 months, Nov 2012 - May 2013

    IOS Developer


    IOS Developer iPad/iPhone I have worked on some public, goverment and company projects

Educational background for Sandokan Kole

  • 3 years and 10 months, Oct 2002 - Jul 2006


    Mimar Sinan Üniversitesi

    Operations research in project planning, Graduation Project: I completed my undergraduate education by conducting a study on the proportional change index and graphs of indicator interest rates and the IMKB-100 index.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Sep 2000 - May 2002


    İstanbul Üniversitesi

    In the second year, I left my school after winning the statistics department at another school.

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 1996 - Jun 2000


    Sakıp Sabancı Anadolu Lisesi


  • Turkish

    First language

  • English


  • German


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