Founders

Dana is a Yale graduate and visual artist. Art has always been a central part of her life as she paints portraits in charcoal as well as her fingerprints. Throughout her career, she’s been able to paint between jobs, after work, weekends and spent many late nights finishing art pieces for shows.

Her career started in the Creative Dpt. of Advertising, working at some of the largest advertising agencies in the world, McCann Erickson NY for several years and J. Walter Thompson in NYC. She connected art and digital world by co-founding MojiLaLa which is the biggest sticker distributor and marketplace of Apple App Store. To date, MojiLaLa has more than 32K stickers and thousands of designers from all over the world.

Dana cofounded Surreal, the world’s first 3D scan and photogrammetry marketplace by maintaining “for artists by artists” mindset. She continues to generate creative concepts for Surreal App’s content and also manages the marketing and design team.

After the graduating as a Computer Engineer, Sahin immediately became an entrepreneur, founding an e-commerce business for mobile phones and gadgets in 1999. After that, he founded and managed four more successful startups. He co-founded MojiLaLa, an emoji marketplace for independent artists and studios from around the world. MojiLaLa has strategic investors like 500 Startups, Betaworks, Dennis Phelps and Great Oaks Venture Capital.

Sahin turned his childhood dreams into reality by creating Surreal. He is also CTO of Surreal, and manages the development and product team to make the augmented reality world accessible to everyone that owns a smartphone.

About Surreal

Surreal is an augmented reality app allowing people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects in the real world. The phone camera becomes a portal and tool that allows anyone to augment their world through Surreal. People can customize any surrounding environment into their wildest dreams: expressing themselves in a new mixed reality space, as well as sharing with family, friends and other social outlets.

Your Mind, Your World

Surreal has hundreds of realistic animated 3D objects. In addition to that, Surreal has special effects like money falling, balloons flying or a rain of roses. People can customize the real world how they want, and whenever they want. How about putting an animated realistic shark in your pool? Or putting a giant giraffe in your living room? There are no limits to what you can create in every scenario. Let your imagination go wild and allow your dreams to manifest in your world now through Surreal.

Discover Other Worlds By Geo-Surreal

Do you wonder what it’s like inside someone else’s mind or what would happen if your dreams became real? You can share your Surreal world using your location, and let everyone else in on what you are imagining. Others can finally be a part of your world. You can also discover other people’s Surreal recordings by using discover feature.

Realistic Objects

Surreal features hundreds of 3D scanned objects produced by using advanced technology. People can use animated 3D scanned objects, organized by categories, for easy discovery for related environments.