Kaan Akın has been an entrepreneur since his graduation from university. He established Cenk Laundry Services in 1992. It was one of the first laundry factories serving hotels for bed cloths, established with 150kg daily capacity and then increased to 7 tons.
He raised capital for this growth and investment from an angel investor. Once hotels started to outsource bed cloths fully, Kaan Akın sold his facilities to a strategic firm in the industry and founded Arkaf IT firm. The firm became one of the key service firms of servers and work stations of Fujitsu Siemens, Turkey.
He raised capital from Selim Toktas in 2003, one of the current partners of Kaan Akın in Sistem 9, to grow the business in various software development projects and IT services. They founded Sistem 9 in 2005 with the inclusion of two more investors with an initial 300 screen network of coiffeurs. Then, he initiated the corporate systems business line which saw a better growth and profitability.
Today, the company has become the largest digital signage company of Turkey, active in both corporate systems and advertising, and continues to grow significantly.
In Nov. 2014 Kaan Akın has sold 51 percent of Sistem 9 Medya shares to NBK Capital & Globalturk. Now he is still shareholder & CEO of the company.