Custom Social Network
Design, Development & Support
Mobile First, Location Aware Cloud Based
Community Engagement & Social Recruitment Solutions
Decades of Industry Experience, Cutting Edge Technology Expertise, World Class Partners


Mobile First, Location Aware, Cloud Based, Fully Customisable
Community Engagement and Social Recruitment Solutions.


Design, development and support of best in class custom social networks


With decades of hands on experience in designing, developing and facilitating online communities at  the world’s largest organisations and deep technology expertise in leading open source and commercial  social networking platforms, we will support you throughout the Social Network development lifecycle.

We will help you:

  • Select a suitable technology stack  / platform to build your network on
  • Develop a flexible, secure and scalable architecture
  • Design an attractive and intuitive user interface
  • Develop / customise all the necessary functions, widgets, plugins and integrations
  • Deploy your network on the cloud
  • Monitor and maintain the infrastructure

We will be with you every step of the way, whenever and wherever you need.


As true believers in mobile first design, we will help you build your social network with mobile device users in mind from day one. Having developed dozens of mobile applications for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational corporations  on all the  major mobile application platforms we will put our mobility expertise to work for you.

We will:

  • Work with you to understand your audience’s mobile use habits and nature of your network to  formulate the right mobility strategy (native, hybrid, mobile web or a combination)
  • Design, develop and deploy the mobile app(s) for you network
  • Build mobile analytics capability into your apps and help you better understand the usage patterns and habits so that you can continuously improve your network.



As experts in leading cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine, we will help you architect, configure and run your social network on a cost efficient, flexible, scalable and secure cloud platform.

With our team's collective experience of over a century in Enterprise Software and Cloud Computing we will:

  • Help you choose the right cloud platform and configure it according to your needs and budget
  • Monitor the utilisation of your cloud infrastructure, understand the changing demands of your social network and help adjust the platform in accordance.


We will get your social network benefit from an ever increasing number of excellent software as a service offerings in the market. From  Analytics to GeoLocation, from Single Sign On to Customer Engagement Solutions, from JobBoards to  Payment Gateways we will enrich your network with third party WebService integrations as necessary.

With integration and middleware experts in our team we can integrate your network with any webservices enabled inhouse / enterprise solution.


Decades of Industry Experience, Cutting Edge Technology Expertise,
World Class Partners

  • ALL
SocialEngine and JomSocial
SocialEngine and JomSocial
LocationBox and Google Maps
LocationBox and Google Maps
Drupal and Joomla
Drupal and Joomla
PhoneGap and HTML5
PhoneGap and HTML5
LAMP Stack
LAMP Stack
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
iOS and Android
iOS and Android
Java and Java Enterprise
Java and Java Enterprise
Janrain and OpenID
Janrain and OpenID and Google App Engine and Google App Engine
Google Analytics and Yahoo Flurry
Google Analytics and Yahoo Flurry
Doxoft and Google Drive
Doxoft and Google Drive
SalesForce Chatter and Drupal Commons
SalesForce Chatter and Drupal Commons and Dropbox and Dropbox
Antenna and Kony
Antenna and Kony
Optimezely and SiteSpect
Optimezely and SiteSpect
Shopify and Magento
Shopify and Magento
Paypal and Stripe
Paypal and Stripe


Launched in 2011 by industry veterans and backed by a group of private investors, Kirazz has since delivered on its promise of providing intuitive, flexible and cost effective social networking solutions for dozens of organisations from global telecom giants to pioneering startups.

With a unique mix of cutting edge technology expertise and decades of hands on experience in enterprise software / new media, our young and ambitious team serves our customers around the world from offices in the UK, Turkey and India.

Our Leadership Team brings a diverse and rich set of skills to Kirazz but all have a common vision: simplifying and improving the way social networking platforms are used by individuals as well as organisations.

Ibrahim Gogus Co-Founder and CEO

An information technology veteran of 25 years, Ibrahim brings Kirazz his broad and deep understanding of the enterprise software, cloud and mobile computing markets and hands-on experience in the innovative use of technology at world’s leading organisations.

Before launching Kirazz, Ibrahim spent over 18 years at Oracle Corporation where he held a number of executive management positions in Sales, Presales, Consulting and Business Development. In his last role as Vice President Presales, he led the technical sales function in Oracle’s Europe Middle East and Africa region with over 2400 professionals supporting a 3 Billion USD business.

Throughout his career Ibrahim repeatedly took on the challenge of building, facilitating and supporting online communities; from customer / user groups to partner networks, from corporate professional communities to interest groups. It was this experience which led him to start Kirazz and his passion to provide intuitive, flexible and affordable social networking technology to individuals and organisations around the world.

Ibrahim holds a BSc in Control and Computer Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and has an Executive MBA from ENPC & University of Edinburgh.

Cigdem Gogus Co-Founder and Head of Marketing

An entrepreneur and academician, Cigdem brings to Kirazz years of hands on experience in Consumer Behaviour, Customer Management, Digital and Social Media Marketing.

Online community engagement and use of collaboration technology have been an important part of Cigdem’s twenty year career. From engaging with her students through online teaching and learning platforms, to communicating with her online customer community at her specialist e-commerce business, Cigdem has developed a deep understanding of what technology can offer to help online communities tick.

In addition to leading the marketing activities at Kirazz, Cigdem teaches Global Marketing at Claude Littner Business School at the University of West London and drives WhyNut, an e-commerce business specialising in gourmet nuts.

Cigdem holds an MBA from Cass Business School, City University London and completed her PhD in Marketing at Henley Business School, University of Reading.

Vasanth Kumar Head of Development

A key member of our management team since early 2012, Vasanth brings to Kirazz over twelve years of technology leadership experience gained at global technology giants such as Oracle Corporation and IBM Global Services.

A TOGAF certified Technical Architect, Vasanth is the technical brain behind the solutions we build and is the leader of our engineering and development teams based in Salem, India.

Specialising in the architecting, design, development and deployment of cloud ready, location aware, mobile enabled solutions Vasanth has experience in a diverse set of technologies. From portals to collaboration tools, from content management systems to enterprise applications, from Database systems to Middleware Technologies, from e-Commerce platforms to customer engagement tools, he has hands on experience with every facet of the social networking solutions we build.

Vasanth holds a BSc in Development and Information Technology from Annamalai University, and a General Management Certificate for IT Executives from Indian Institute of Management.