This article showcases our top picks for the best Turkey based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Turkey Venture Capital Companies
Hackquarters is your launchpad to become a successful company that you deserve to be. In Hackquarters you will have access to our great team, capacity and disruptive technologies.
It’s not only our office space that we will be sharing, but people who see far beyond today.. .
Boğaziçi Ventures has been established in 2013 with the purpose of supporting entrepreneurship to take their global success to a next level. We aim to invest in the technology start-ups which have talented teams by providing business models and looking for funds and mentoring support for the future exponential growth.
BV Growth fund does aim to reach a minimum fund size of $30M. BV Growth will only focus on the technology startups established in Turkey at growth stage while having the ambition to get into the global market.
BV Crypto fund will be closed with a minimum fund size of $50M to invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. People are interested in investing in cryptocurrency and especially new initial coin offerings (ICO) but they don’t know which one is reliable.
We’ve extremely capable team dedicated to cryptocurrency. Our analysts search hundreds of ICO projects, follow their communication, investigate the commitment of their teams, make interviews and if they have a chance, even visit them at their locations to give a much better decision.
BV MENA fund will be closed with a minimum fund size of $100M. BV MENA aims to invest in the growth stage technology startups in the Middle East and Africa..
Collective Spark is a venture capital fund focusing on early-stage technology ventures. They aims to back and elevate highly driven hustlers and hackers who want to build scalable, disruptive businesses.
They consider ourselves partners for the long term, and define Collective Spark as an Operational VC where ventures get access to top specialized talent and hands-on shared resources in distinct areas critical to their success.. .
StartupFon is the first and leading equity-based online investment platform based in Turkey and has been founded to capitalize technology-based ventures with qualified angel investors and its own venture capital fund, namely the AngelFund. Startupfon gives their members the opportunity to invest in seed / early-stage technology startups either through its venture capital AngelFund or co-invest with it independently.
As a tool under Startupfon, AngelFund is a micro VC of around USD10 mn. Investors can make investments either on a deal by deal basis or they can allocate some of their budgets to AngelFund to let Startupfon invest on behalf of themselves.
Startupfon has been founded by Istanbul Startup Angels (“ISA”) as its online investment platform in 2016. ISA is a leading angel investor platform accredited in 2014 discovering ambitious startups in their early-stage while mentoring them in the process.
ISA also organizes angel investor academies for high net worth individuals and accelerator programs for corporates. ISA performs with 4.3x TVPI on a total of TL 10 mn investments in 27 ventures as of March 2019..
MagiClick Digital Solutions
We are a leading provider of multi-platform UX design, technology development & marketing capabilities helping businesses create great digital services. We believe and specialise in creating unique, usable and unified experiences across all screens (desktop/tablet/mobile/kiosk/in-branch/in-store etc.) Since our inception in 1996, we have served numerous multinational companies & brands including Akbank, Arçelik, Bank Audi, Denizbank, Domino’s Pizza, Eczacibasi, Finansbank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, Isbank, Is Investment, Kuveyt Turk, Mercedes, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, Pegasus Airlines, Odeabank, Otokar, Turkiye Finans, Turkish Airlines, Türk Telekom, TTNET, Uludag Beverages, Vestel Group, Yapi Kredi Bank and Ziraat Bank.
With a full-time work force of over 150 people we are the largest digital technology, design & marketing company in Turkey and also one of the most successful in the region. In 2017 our success and growth have been recognized by the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program for the ninth time, solidifying our place as one of the fastest growing and most relied on multi-platform digital solution providers in the region..
Gate Inside Ventures
Founded by successful entrepreneurs to help new comers. Gate Inside developed a new model of startup funding.
Twice a year they invest a small amount of money. The startups move to their incubation center for 3 months.
Founders get required help from mentors and other entrepreneurs like themselves in a unique working environment.. .
Technolera is a Co-Foundry and Venture Building company with its Co-Working Studio called “Ventourage Club” in Galata Istanbul. Startup-as-a-service company Technolera has been founded in 2015 and operates with its offices Istanbul & London and its affiliates in San Fransisco, London,Berlin, Dubai, Tel Aviv.
Technolera gives end to end services and brings together venture partners with different skill-sets sharing and believing similar “unique value propositions” and disruptive ideas. Our clients include business owners, private investors, start ups and private companies in the UK, Turkey, the USA, Europe, Mid-East, South Asia..
Intertech was established in 1987 primarily to provide the finance industry with a wide range of Information Technology services with a superior product and service quality. More than 800 professionals, especially specialized in the financial sector, are working for Intertech.
Intertech is an innovative company which has an agile structure to adapt rapidly changing dynamics of the business. Having lots of local and international awards, Intertech proves an invincible internal cooperation and declares that the company gets this power from the professional employees and the experienced management team who work together in a friendly family environment along with corporate governance principles.
Since it was established, Intertech developed four Core Banking Packages that were used in many domestic and international banks. Intertech expanded its product range that it offers to its customers during this period.
Core Banking, Business Process Management (BPM), Alternative Distribution Channels Management (ADC), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are Intertech`s specialized working areas. Factoring and leasing applications are also some of other expertise areas of Intertech, which nowadays is focusing on some innovative mobile applications and social media banking platforms such as Facebook banking and Twitter banking.
For more than a quarter of a century, Intertech gained so much experience to create next-generation integrated solutions and services by using the most recent technologies for the customers who want to have much more competitive advantages in the market. Intertech is always ready to sign on to new projects and add more success stories to its history.
The major goal of Intertech, which is a subsidiary of Sberbank, is to get the primary position among other similar and follower competitors with its differentiating products and services in the international market.. .
Is Private Equity
Is Private Equity is a capital market institution linking entrepreneurs to the capital markets. One of the main factors which stifle firms’ growth and competitiveness in Turkey is a lack of alternative financing methods.
Private equity is one such alternative financing method. Is Private Equity aims to support high-growth potential SMEs during their development, enabling them to surpass their capital requirement..
MCD Technology Investments
MCD Technology Investments Inc. is a technology venture capital company developing and financing its own investments in Information, Communication and Technology sectors in Turkey.
Founded in 2001, MCD currently operates out of its offices at Halkali and Seyrantepe in Istanbul, Turkey, with its nearly 300 teammates. MCD invests in solutions that address major needs for significantly large addressable target markets.
We look for projects that can grow quickly and manage the scale necessary to succeed.. .
Larinvest Gulf Trading and Consultancy
LarInvest Gulf Trading and Consultancy is a Qatari and Turkish partnership founded in 2013 with concentration on facilitating trade and investment between Turkey and the Gulf States. Our founding principle is to be a bridge between Turkey and the Gulf States where we firmly believe that enormous potentials and untapped opportunities exist in both ways.
We are dedicated to serving our clients and investors through a relationship based on a highly personal approach, integrity and mutual trust. For us, doing business starts and ends with integrity.
Our strategy is to combine an operational approach and committed capital with experience, vision and expertise. We are always on the lookout to form mutual partnerships and co-investment structures.
We are an ideal partner to invest in economically viable projects and underperforming assets. Our speciality is to identify promising opportunities within both Turkey and the Gulf States and to help form sound partnerships to fully capitalize on them..
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