Thunderbolt is a digital technology product design and development consultancy company.
Our boutique in-house team and partner overseas teams offer 80+ available resources who strive for designing and developing next generation web and mobile applications.
Founder & CEO
After graduating from TED Ankara College, Tolga studied Computer Science and Statistics in Baskent University in Ankara (TUR) where he played 6 years of semi-professional American football. After receiving his Bachelor’s, Tolga moved to San Diego to be a part of the Palomar College Comets Football team. In the meantime, he received a secondary education focused on Interactive Media & 3d Animation Design.
Tolga worked for Spin Master Studios in Santa Monica where he co-designed “Tech Deck Live,” one of the first web based 3d social games created in Los Angeles. Tolga designed social applications and web based applications for brands such as Ford Mustang, Spotify, MTV, Cinemax, and Marriott Hotels while working with Interactive Agencies, Sabertooth Interactive and HYFN. Shortly after, Tolga was responsible for User Acquisitions Marketing & Creative at EA Mobile, where he worked on the cross platform promotion of brands including Sims, Need For Speed, Fifa, Madden NFL, Tetris and Simpson’s Tapped Out. Tolga Onuk designed EA Mobile’s consumer facing brand & identity on 2012.
Tolga started the mobile app development division and a partnership with the Nclusive Creative Agency at Hollywood where he co-founded and designed Curbstand – Mobile & Web SaaS application designed specifically for valet companies. A few months later, Tolga started Thunderbolt simultaneously with the launch of Curbstand. Curbstand received $1.1M funding 30 days after its first launch. Thunderbolt acquired its second partnership with Grassp, the first on-demand Medical Cannabis Delivery & Logistics startup. Grassp has raised $1.5M after the development of the first MVP. Acquisition of these projects formed the business model of Thunderbolt. By September 2016, Thunderbolt’s projects have raised $8.5M combined seed funding.
Tolga resides in West Hollywood, CA.