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Top 40 Consumer Angel Investors in Turkey

A list of 40 angel investors that invest in Consumer startups based in Turkey. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Consumer companies from Turkey. We update this investor list every month.

Top 40 Consumer Angel Investors in Turkey

Investor Consumer Turkey investments
Nevzat Aydın 4
Omer Erkmen 4
Onur Topac 2
Nuri Şahin 2
Bedii Can Yucaoglu 2
Sina Afra 2
Emre Can 2
Joachim Behrendt 2
Murat Balcı 2
Ilkay Gundogan 1
Fatih Isbecer 1
Volkan Bicer 1
Ebru Dorman 1
Aras Bulut İynemli 1
Mine Şenuysal Özgür 1
Arda Turan 1
N.Mert Kalkavan 1
Dilek Dayinlarli 1
Onder Oztarhan 1
Hakan Bas 1
Emre Kurttepeli 1
Asuman Dayıcan 1
Melih Odemis 1
Burak Şen 1
Ali Karabey 1
Semih Hakyemez 1
Serkan Borancılı 1
Faik Ulutaş 1
Burak Divanlıoğlu 1
Ahu Serter 1
Tunç Yalgın 1
Barbaros Özbugutu 1
Umur Cubukcu 1
Firat Isbecer 1
Numan Numan 1
Hamit Altıntop 1
Umur Özal 1
Mehmet Ayan 1
Muzaffer Akpınar 1
Onur Gargılı 1
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Nevzat Aydın Angel · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Nevzat Aydın is the CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, the first and biggest online food delivery portal in Turkey.Born in 1976 in İstanbul, Nevzat Aydın completed his secondary education at the Bursa Anatolian High School. Following his graduation from Boğaziçi University Department of Computer Engineering, he went to the United States where he receivedhis MBA at the University of San Francisco in Silicon Valley.During his stay in the United States, Aydın followed the latest developments on e-trade before he returned to Turkey in 2000 to launch his project, Yemeksepeti.com. Serving as the CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, Nevzat Aydın introduced a brand new dimension to e-trade in Turkey.In 2007, Yemeksepeti.com was selected the “Endeavor Entreprenur” by Endeavor Turkey. Aydin was also selected the “Most Successful Turkish Young Entrepreneur” by the CNBC-e Business magazine in 2010 for his successful work since the foundation of Yemeksepeti.com.As the founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, which celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2012, he won the first prize in 2011 in the “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” category at the “Businesspeople of the Year” survey conducted by the Ekonomist magazine among nearly 3,000 business people.Aydin is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Supreme Board of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, and a founding member of Galata Business Angels.Aydın was one of the 150 entrepreneurs invited from all over the world to the Entrepreneurship Summit held by US President Barack Obama on April 26-27, 2010.He was also among the speakers at the DLD (Digital-Life-Design) Conference, which is deemed as one of the world's most prestigious conferences with its content on innovation and developments in the digital world. He is also an editorial advisor of GQ Turkey, one of the 5 “dragons” of the Dragons’ Den Turkey show, and a Board Member of Trabzonspor sports club.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
  • Apollo IoT — One of Turkey's digital energy platform initiatives is Apollo IoT. This platform is intended for invoice control, optimization, and forecasting. It allows you to monitor historical and current consumption data and confirm the correctness of your electricity bill, all without the need for device or hardware installation. Apollo assists inlowering the cost of electricity usage by providing real-time verification, detecting anomalous consumption and reactive fines in real-time, and informing you with enhanced warnings. It makes energy monitoring of corporate employees more realistic, saves money by boosting energy efficiency, and protects the environment thanks to its user-friendly web-based interface and excellent graphics.
  • Shark Guitar — Shark Guitar sells innovative electric guitars.
Omer Erkmen Angel
Omer Erkmen is the co-founder at Yeni Nesil Kafası. Omer Erkmen attended UC Santa Barbara.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Analytics
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Salvor — These are the ideas and the philosophy behind Salvor.io; why it exists, how it will adapt to the newer ways of creation by forming a bridge between ideas and effort. Salvor is a combination of fresh understanding of contemporary digital arts and assets, adaptive of the new free economy, and a sustainable approach to new ways of doing creativebusiness taking advantage of the collective internet culture. We have the dreams, we have the talent and we have the will.
  • WeFarm — WeFarm maintains vacant fields for you and converts them into productive farms.
  • Mindsite — Mindsite provides e-commerce analytics. Easily monitor key metrics from price to visibility in real time. Increase your online sales.
Onur Topac Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Onur Topac was born in 1990 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul’s Austrian High School in 2009 and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Koç University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 2013. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering at Ozyegin University. Mr. Topac started his career in finance in 2008as a web site specialist at Gedik Investment; subsequently, he interned at FXCM in London in 2012. The following year, he participated in the establishment of the Investment Banking Department at Gedik Investment, leading the way in the Department’s technological transformation. Since April 2015, he has served as CEO at Gedik Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklıgı A.S (Gedik Venture Capital Investment Partnership). Onur Topac started to provide support to technology investments and ventures as an individual investor before obtaining the necessary certification to operate as an angel investor in 2015.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Big Data, Hardware
  • Seed, Equity Crowdfunding
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Poltio — We help the world's top brands access, engage with and learn from their users with interactive content and declared data.
  • Thread In Motion — Looking for wearables to digitize your operations? Hands-free and ergonomic new generation smart gloves are here to help you reduce cost and risks.
Nuri Şahin Angel
Nuri Şahin
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Investment focus
  • Printing, Collectibles, Card and Board Games
  • Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mythos Cards — Mythos Cards is the leading collectible card company of Turkey. The company holds licenses to top Turkish Super league clubs and entertainments properties. Innovation lays at the centre of Mythos Cards.
Bedii Can Yucaoglu Angel
Bedii Can Yucaoglu - Advisor @ Hesapkurdu
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, Mobile, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Tapu.com — Tapu.com has built the first managed real estate marketplace in Turkey and started selling from its first week of launch in 2015. Tapu.com is the first online real estate auction platform for the Turkish market, bringing many sellers like financial institutions, companies and individuals together with qualified buyers. Tapu.com has launched aneasy-to use platform that leverages the competitive bidding process on verified properties with a mission to make transactions easier and more transparent. Tapu.com has completed 4 major investment rounds from Earlybird Venture Capital and prominent Turkish angel investors.
  • Garaj Sepeti — Garaj Sepeti leads the digital transformation of used car market in Turkey, 5th biggest used car market on the planet with more than 8m transactions per year. Our B2B and B2C marketplaces brings trust and convenience to car dealers and individuals while buying and selling cars.
  • Vivense Home & Living — Vivense is a Turkish online furniture store that connects customers with furniture manufacturers. It offers a wide variety of furniture items such as sofas, chairs, tables, beds, dining tables, and more. Vivense allows clients to order their preferred furniture items online, and offers free delivery for certain products.
Sina Afra Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Sina is a Serial Entrepreneur. His latest endeavor is Tiko which he founded and serves as CEO. Before that he was the Founder of Markafoni, the first Online Fashion site of Turkey. Markafoni became also the first Turkish internet company expanding beyond the borders of Turkey: Markafoni launched sites in Australia, Ukraine, Greece and Polandbetween 2009 and 2011. Sina served until 2014 as Chairman and CEO. The Naspers Group acquired in July 2011 a majority stake at Markafoni and signed for one of the biggest deals in the Turkish internet. Sina is also an active Business Angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is the President of the Entrepreneur Foundation and Endeavor Turkey Board (2013-2017).Sina has been elected as the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Business Angel of the Year” in Turkey. Markafoni won several awards: “Best Web Start-up 2011” and “Best Online Fashion Site in 2011, 2012 and 2013”. The Wired UK magazin elected in 2012 and 2013 Markafoni to the hottest 100 companies in Europe. Sina was also selected (2014 & 2015) to the Top 100 most influential tech people Europe. In 2016 he was selected as one of Top 100 most influential tech people in the World (Wired Magazine). Forbes Magazin elected him to the "Brightest Minds" alive in Turkey (2019).Prior to Markafoni, Sina spent more than 5 years with eBay and 12 years with KPMG. Sina received a "Diplom Kaufmann" from Münster University and joined later Harvard Business School. He speaks five languages. His passion goes with his family and esports where he is the President of "1907 Fenerbahçe esports” team - a professional esports team in the TCL. He shares his thoughts on eCommerce in his personal blog www.sinaafra.com and on twitter (sinaafra).
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Turkey, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Vagon — Vagon is your personal high-performance computer on the cloud. Start Vagon instantly and run all challenging software from any device, anywhere.
  • Mowico — Mowico, an online no-code eCommerce app maker, enables eCommerce businesses to create Android and IOS mobile apps with unlimited customization.
  • Firefly — Firefly is the next-gen car advertising solution, featuring taxi and rideshare top advertising, in-car advertising, holograms, car wraps and more.
Emre Can Angel
Emre Can
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Investment focus
  • Printing, Collectibles, Card and Board Games
  • Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mythos Cards — Mythos Cards is the leading collectible card company of Turkey. The company holds licenses to top Turkish Super league clubs and entertainments properties. Innovation lays at the centre of Mythos Cards.
Joachim Behrendt Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Joachim Behrendt is the Head of the Advisory Board at Vali Berlin.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Social Media
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Scorp — "User generated viral video machine " is the definition for Scorp Ads. We convert the power of word of mouth into short selfie-videos. Scorp seeds the message and motivates users to join the conversation on brands' topic with positive association or hype about the brand.Viewers like to consume content that they are interestedin. In Scorp there are wide range of videos that is not just only about comedy or music but also about news, politics, sports, movies&TV shows, celebrities, books-art, food, fashion-beauty and relationships that are created as selfie 15 second videos. Scorp shows users 100s of videos, opinions or approaches on a single topic. The format enables users to discover different point of views.
  • Kolay Randevu — Kolay Randevu is an online beauty booking marketplace and salon management software for salons.
  • Local Guddy, Inc. — A marketplace connecting travelers and locals through unique guddy tours from locals all around the world. Taste local foods, drinks; see must see places, night life, views etc.
Murat Balcı Angel
Murat Balci is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Fitness, mHealth
  • Seed
  • Germany, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Meditopia — Join 36 million users of Meditopia to get daily mental health support for you and your team. Sleep well, stress less and get 1-1 support if you need.
  • Thread In Motion — Looking for wearables to digitize your operations? Hands-free and ergonomic new generation smart gloves are here to help you reduce cost and risks.
  • Meditopia — Meditopia is a mental coach platform that provides guided meditations, music, and contemplative content in a therapeutical context to improve mental wellbeing. The app combines mindfulness, science, and technology with a local look and feels that's more intuitive for each audience. It helps users to reduce stress, sleep well, love, and findpeace in today's hectic environment. Its mission is to help people all over the world discover happiness within themselves and develop the mental resilience to apply to their daily lives.
Ilkay Gundogan Angel
Ilkay Gundogan
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Printing
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United Kingdom, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • WeWALK — WeWALK, making the white cane innovative and smart, allows visually impaired people to walk more independently and safely and thanks to its three revolutionary features, it promotes their participation in social life on an equal foot with everyone.Obstacle detection: : WeWALK detects obstacles at head and chest level with its onboard ultrasonicsensor and warns its users with vibration patterns.Pairs with smart phones: : When connected with the WeWALK application via Bluetooth, GPS navigation is easy with WeWALK without the need to take out the phone.It gets better with new integrations: Every integration made possible with software updates brings new features to WeWALK. With its smart city solutions, WeWALK enables visually impaired people to access beneficial information around them such as nearby cafes and shops, while also providing them the info for closest public transport stops and arrival times. WeWALK has been developed so that it can gain new features such as nde hailing in the future with its ability to be integrated with new applications. WeWALK integrations developed so far include "Google Maps" and Alexa virtual assistant service.
  • Terra — API that enables you to integrate with wearables, such as Garmin, Fitbit, Apple, Google, Polar, Eight Sleep, Oura and Others through a single source.
  • Mythos Cards — Mythos Cards is the leading collectible card company of Turkey. The company holds licenses to top Turkish Super league clubs and entertainments properties. Innovation lays at the centre of Mythos Cards.
Fatih Isbecer Angel
Fatih Isbecer - Founder & CEO @ Dataroid
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Mindway VR — Mindway is a fully immersive meditation app that proves mindfulness doesn't have to be boring.
  • Gleam Games — Unique and exciting gaming experiences to enhance gamers' lives. We believe gaming is all about creating a world of unmatched collaboration, immersion, and emotion. At the heart of every gaming experience we create, we aim to bring you the best in-game experiences through design and technology.
  • Flora — Flora is the only sustainable brand platform acquiring and growing Amazon FBA brands with a world-class team of professionals.
Volkan Bicer Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Volkan Biçer is the co-founder of Mobilike, a mobile advertisement network.Bicer’e employment history includes his time as product manager of Turkcell’s mobile marketing and advertising department, and community manager at Yahoo, Turkey.Bicer holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Boğaziçi University and an MBAfrom Galatasaray University.
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Investment focus
  • Online Games, iOS, Mobile
  • Seed
  • Turkey, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Jambox Games — Power-up your mobile games
  • Rollic Games — Rollic is a game developer and publisher focused on free-to-play hyper-casual games for iOS and Android. Games released by Rollic include Go Knots 3D, Flipper Dunk, Onnect – Pair Matching Puzzle, Pixel Shot 3D, Picker 3D, Repair Master 3D, Tangle Master 3D, Water Shooty, and Wheel Smash.
  • Ontrail Store — Ontrail Store offers a wide range of clothes and accessories.
Ebru Dorman Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ebru Dorman
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, Fitness
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Equity Crowdfunding
  • Turkey, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Teleporter — Teleporter is the World of Gamers in VR that brings us together in one digital place for all the ways gamers get together. Focused on gamers, inspired by the world’s best MMORPGs, and amplified by video-gaming enthusiasts, we dream of building a universe for gamers using technology, artistry, and magic.Our players in Teleporter can play manybuilt-in games, watch game streams, find like-minded others, and hang out together in fantastic 3D environments. Teleporter: WoG universe feels like and works like a game, but it also allows players to do many different things they usually love to do with other gamers. Our dream is to shape the future of gamers getting together digitally.
  • Genz Biotech — Genz is a biotech research & development company, developing novel diagnostic solutions for complex diseases, like cancer, coronavirus pandemic. Genz provides solutions for medical centers and/or end-users in cooperation with genetic disease and diagnostic centers. To date, Genz received 4 R&D grants and approval by Turkish Ministryof Health for 3 genetic tests.
  • Thread In Motion — Looking for wearables to digitize your operations? Hands-free and ergonomic new generation smart gloves are here to help you reduce cost and risks.
Aras Bulut İynemli Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Aras Bulut İynemli is a Turkish actor.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Recycling, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Nivogo — Nivogo renews goods that couldn't pass to the consumption stage by putting them through a 6-step process and bring them to consumers.
Mine Şenuysal Özgür Angel
Mine Şenuysal Özgür is an Angel Investor
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, Cosmetics, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Bartme — Bartme is a c2c Barter Platform. Our mission is to put barter back in our daily life to maximise lifespan of any book today and any product tomorrow. Globally. Innovatively.We see a very strong tech-driven hype in 2nd hand (i.e. pre-owned) market. However, there is immense untapped potential in traditional barter. We have examined prominentproblems in barter concept and developed a unique, brand new mobile app to make barter a favorable option in 2nd hand trade.Happy Barter,Bartme Team
  • Meloknows — Meloknows is a mobile application that provides a marketplace for beauticians and hairdressers to provide beauty services.
Arda Turan Angel · Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Arda Turan is a Turkish footballer.
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, Jewelry, Shopping
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Lidyana.com — Lidyana.com is a Turkish fashion e-commerce website selling a wide collection of branded clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, and cosmetics. The website features its products in categories for men, women, and kids.
N.Mert Kalkavan Angel
N.Mert Kalkavan is a CEO @ Doping Hafıza.
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Investment focus
  • Toys, PC Games, Online Games
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Gamester Kids — Gamester's goal is to assist parents in giving their kids access to safe and instructive media so they can get the most out of their screen time. Their products are designed for families to play together every day to create, connect, and develop.
Dilek Dayinlarli Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Dilek was actively investing as an angel and being an active chairwomen since 2017. She has been an angel investor in companies like Picus Security, DataRow (acquired by AWS), Genomize, and Genialis, having a board seat on multiple of them.Previously she was an investor at 212, an early-stage technology venture capital in İstanbul. She investedin companies like IyziCo, the biggest Fintech company in the region and Insider, global marketing automation software, funded by Sequoia Capital and so on.Prior to 212, Dilek worked at Groupon as Director of Strategy and Analysis, Management Consultant at Accenture and Business Developer at Koc Group. She started her career in the USA, where she held different project management positions and also started her own startup.Dilek received a BA honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University and MBA from Johnson & Wales University, both with honor degrees. Dilek is also one of the first Kauffman Fellows, chosen from Turkey and distinguished by scholarship. She is also a founding member and leader of Arya Women Investment Platform. She is a guest lecturer at Stanford University and a judge at European Commission. Dilek was awarded as One of the Most Successful Women Leaders in Turkey, thanks to her contributions and impact on tech industry.Outside the office, Dilek loves to experience authenticity in new destinations. She is a competitive basketball player, a serious artwork collector, and an avid reader of books. She puts deliberate effort to spend quality time with her loving family and friends; informative pastry cooking sessions with her daughter, sophisticated board games while drinking coffee with relatives and friends, or book clubs to foster intellectual curiosity between friends and colleagues. She also jumps every morning to find the leaders of future who will be able to create big impact and help them at their journey. It is fascinating to witness how her life outside the office enriches her work as an investor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, iOS, Transportation
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Deplike — Everyone can make music!
  • liftOS — liftOS allows you to find, access and work with your SaaS tools without friction. Organise your data & apps and spend less time switching tabs.
  • Genialis — Genialis is a precision medicine data science company focused on new ways to treat disease. Blending computational biology and AI-based methods, Genialis merges and models data at the intersection of clinical and translational medicine and drug discovery. Genialis is trusted by biopharma and big pharma alike, to validate targets, predict biomarkersand optimally position novel drugs. Together, Genialis and its partners are bringing improved solutions to drug discovery to change people's lives.
Onder Oztarhan Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Onder Oztarhan
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Recycling, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Nivogo — Nivogo renews goods that couldn't pass to the consumption stage by putting them through a 6-step process and bring them to consumers.
Hakan Bas Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Hakan Bas - Founder & CEO @ Ace Games
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, E-Commerce, Apps
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • EasyCep — EasyCep, marketplace for refurbished electronics devices was founded in 2018 by Mehmet Akif Özdemir and İsmail Dinçer. Easycep makes it easier for consumers to sell their used electronic devices online. Also, it makes easier for consumers to find and buy professionally refurbished smartphones, tablets, computers and other some electronic devices aswell as 12 month warranty and at up to 70% of their original prices. With the prolongation of electronic products, EasyCep refurbishes them and offers them with a 12-month warranty.
  • Garajyeri — garajyeri offers an online platform that enables its users to find, compare, and obtain car rental services. The services are categorized as economy, family, premium, comfort, and campaigns.garajyeri enables its customers to connect with car owners to obtain information and discounts.garajyeri was founded by Arda Askin in January 2015. And itis based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Lotus Flow — Lotus Yoga is an online yoga, meditation, fitness, and mindfulness platform that offers both audio and video content in various languages.
Emre Kurttepeli Angel
Emre Kurttepeli is a Serial Entrepreneur & Investor and is the Founder & Chairperson of Mynet Group, Turkey’s leading internet company with over 32 million users and Founder & CEO of Mynet Games, a global mobile gaming company.Columbia University/NY graduate, he has been the founder or the investor of over 50 internet andtechnology companies, mostly leaders in their own categories that ranges from e-commerce companies to vertical social network sites, mobile and gaming companies, including Trendyol, Insider, Iyzico, RemoteTeam and vc fund that invests in the internet and technology space. Additionally he is an investor in C24 Gallery, a prominent contemporary art gallery in Chelsea/New York.He is the President of Endeavor Turkey and Galata Business Angels (GBA), that are non-profit organizations helping to grow the entrepreneurship ecosystem. He serves on the Board of Endeavor Global, TOBB Turkish Venture Capital Industry Council and TOBB Turkish Entrepreneurs Council. Besides being on the advisory board member of Columbia University Global Center in Istanbul, he also is a member of YPO and is an Ashoka fellow.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Information Technology, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • RemoteTeam (acquired by Gusto) — Global Payroll, PEO and EOR Services, tax compliances, IC contracts, and HR apps. All designed for Remote First teams.
  • Fazla Gıda — Fazla Gıda is a technology solutions company that prevents food waste.
  • Tarentum — Tarentum AI develops solutions to critical business needs using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.
Asuman Dayıcan Angel
Asuman Dayıcan
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Investment focus
  • Cosmetics, Marketplace, Mobile Apps
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Meloknows — Meloknows is a mobile application that provides a marketplace for beauticians and hairdressers to provide beauty services.
Melih Odemis Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Melih is one of the pioneer Internet entrepreneurs in Turkey. Born in Istanbul, he studied Computer Engineering and MBA at Bogazici University. After one year of professional experience in Citibank, Melih founded yemeksepeti.com with his partners in 2000. Yemeksepeti.com became the online food delivery giant first in Turkey, and then in Middle Eastand Eastern Europe. As a co-founder, Melih has acted as CTO of the company until 2013 and as Board Member until May 2015, when the company was acquired by Delivery Hero writing one of the biggest Internet exit stories in the region. Melih has been selected an Endeavor Entrepreneur in 2007. Since 2011 he has been an active angel investor in internet and technology companies with more than 30 investments. He is one of the cofounders of Galata Business Angels, which is one of the first business angel networks in Turkey. He is a founding member of EO Turkey. Melih lives in London now with his family and continues to invest in tech start-ups globally.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Deplike — Everyone can make music!
  • UP School — UP School fills in the gap of female participation in society’s most important technology roles by offering free educational programs for women through technical education programs that train them in a specific area of technology. UP School launched two pilot programs in Robotic Process Automation and in Data Science, and have two activecorporate-sponsored programs in Data Analytics and Android Development in partnership with Ford Motor Company, and Akbank.Students who graduated from the program have been recruited by globally lead companies such as Ford Motor Company, Unilever, Siemens and Coca Cola Company.
  • HotelRunner — HotelRunner is a cloud based hotel online sales and channel manager tool with an online marketing suite. Power your online sales now!
Burak Şen Angel · Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Burak Şen
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Beauty, Mobile
  • Angel, Series A
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Yeniben.com — Yeniben brings transparency to the elective medical & aesthetic treatment market which represents a wide range of services—from a simple skin treatment to cosmetic surgery. At the heart of Yeniben is a community of people sharing personal experiences, unbiased stories, and candid advice. Hundreds of medical experts also participate onYeniben. Doctors and clinicians have posted over one thousand answers to questions and routinely upload educational videos, special offers, and patient before & after photos. The company is an Istanbul based startup and has achieved profitability.
  • Webee — Discover WeBee's high-tech hospitality solutions, ensure a contactless guest experience, improve TripAdvisor scores and maximize revenue.
Ali Karabey Angel
Ali Karabey is a managing director at 212, a venture capital fund that focuses on investments in internet, communication and technology companies.Karabey also currently serves on the boards of several e-commerce companies, including Butigo.com, an online fashion retail start-up focusing on fast fashion; Balerin.com, a front-runner in theonline personal care vertical; and Hazinem.com, an online jewelry store.After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in finance, Ali resumed his career in Arthur Andersen’s New York office in the Corporate Finance department, executing mid-market transactions in the technology, media and telecommunications industries.In 2002, he joined Morgan Stanley Capital International and managed North American and European finance teams consecutively. He was also involved in the valuation, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration of acquisition targets.After Morgan Stanley, Karabey transferred to Deutsche Bank and focused on the bank’s principal investments.Prior to 212, Karabey moved back to Istanbul in 2008, where he provided consultancy services to clients in the government and private sector on PPP, project finance, and private equity advisory projects. Karabey is a member of Galata Business Angels, Istanbul’s premier angel investor organization, and also serves on the Endeavor Advisory Board.
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Investment focus
  • Software, iOS, Marketing
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • WeWALK — WeWALK, making the white cane innovative and smart, allows visually impaired people to walk more independently and safely and thanks to its three revolutionary features, it promotes their participation in social life on an equal foot with everyone.Obstacle detection: : WeWALK detects obstacles at head and chest level with its onboard ultrasonicsensor and warns its users with vibration patterns.Pairs with smart phones: : When connected with the WeWALK application via Bluetooth, GPS navigation is easy with WeWALK without the need to take out the phone.It gets better with new integrations: Every integration made possible with software updates brings new features to WeWALK. With its smart city solutions, WeWALK enables visually impaired people to access beneficial information around them such as nearby cafes and shops, while also providing them the info for closest public transport stops and arrival times. WeWALK has been developed so that it can gain new features such as nde hailing in the future with its ability to be integrated with new applications. WeWALK integrations developed so far include "Google Maps" and Alexa virtual assistant service.
  • Teleporter — Teleporter is the World of Gamers in VR that brings us together in one digital place for all the ways gamers get together. Focused on gamers, inspired by the world’s best MMORPGs, and amplified by video-gaming enthusiasts, we dream of building a universe for gamers using technology, artistry, and magic.Our players in Teleporter can play manybuilt-in games, watch game streams, find like-minded others, and hang out together in fantastic 3D environments. Teleporter: WoG universe feels like and works like a game, but it also allows players to do many different things they usually love to do with other gamers. Our dream is to shape the future of gamers getting together digitally.
  • TeamSQL, Inc. — TeamSQL is a Multi-Platform SQL client built for collaboration, usability and performance. It supports popular database engines used by the majority and runs on macOS, Windows and Linux.
Semih Hakyemez Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Enabling to democratize the education with bringing the miracles of technology, I am helping the sponsors of tomorrow to utilize their knowledge on their way to become more innovative and entrepreneurial than ever before. Also, I am a firm believer of equal opportunity principle in regards to education and since the very first days of DopingTechnology my work has proven to create opportunities for the next generations.
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Investment focus
  • Toys, PC Games, Online Games
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Gamester Kids — Gamester's goal is to assist parents in giving their kids access to safe and instructive media so they can get the most out of their screen time. Their products are designed for families to play together every day to create, connect, and develop.
Serkan Borancılı Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Serkan Borançılı is the founding partner of GittiGidiyor, Turkey's leading consumer-to-consumer marketplace, which was acquired by eBay in 2011 for $220 million dollars. Born in 1971 in Ankara, Borançılı graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Architecture. After working as a freelance architect, he founded ARKInformation Technologies with Burak Divanlıoğlu in 1999. Up to 2004 GittiGidiyor was administered by ARK. Borançılı is also the co-founder of UzmanTV, a video website specializing in curated content by experts, and Istanbul.net, Turkey's largest online dating platform. Borançılı is also the first investor in BiTaksi, Turkey's leading taxi-hailing app. Since, he has also invested in Modacruz, a marketplace for secondhand luxury fashion.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Shoes
  • Series A, Angel, Series B
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • BiTaksi — BiTaksi is a mobile application that enables its users to book taxis. It enables its users to locate a taxi through its online map and provides traffic data and turn-by-turn directions for drivers. BiTaksi is available for iOS and Android operating systems.
  • Modacruz — Modacruz is a mobile social marketplace, serving more than 1 million women in Turkey, enabling women to buy and sell pre-owned brand name fashion items. Users can sign up to the platform to either find and purchase products or to sell their own. Modacruz was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Istanbul
  • denebunu.com — Founded in 2016, Denebunu is a revolutionary data-driven digital marketing platform with a community of +1,5M members that connects brands with their consumers via technology, sampling and consumer insights. We redefined the way consumers shop for FMCG & Cosmetics products by a monthly delivery of personalised samples. We partner with thebest brands in the industry such as Unilever, P&G, L’Oréal, Henkel, Estee Lauder, Nestlé etc. , and use a proprietary algorithm to meet right products w/ right consumers , based on their preferences and profiles on denebunu.com
Faik Ulutaş Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Faik Ulutaş is a General Manager at Mensa Sinai Ticaret Ve Mali Yatirimlar AS (MEMSA).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile Apps, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Bartme — Bartme is a c2c Barter Platform. Our mission is to put barter back in our daily life to maximise lifespan of any book today and any product tomorrow. Globally. Innovatively.We see a very strong tech-driven hype in 2nd hand (i.e. pre-owned) market. However, there is immense untapped potential in traditional barter. We have examined prominentproblems in barter concept and developed a unique, brand new mobile app to make barter a favorable option in 2nd hand trade.Happy Barter,Bartme Team
  • Myth AI — Myth AI provides artificial intelligence-based "state of the art" pattern design tools that brings together designers and businesses.
  • Meloknows — Meloknows is a mobile application that provides a marketplace for beauticians and hairdressers to provide beauty services.
Burak Divanlıoğlu Angel
Burak Divanlıoglu is the founder at GittiGidiyor, a Turkish e-shopping mall offering auctions, stores, and fixed price listings.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Shoes
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Modacruz — Modacruz is a mobile social marketplace, serving more than 1 million women in Turkey, enabling women to buy and sell pre-owned brand name fashion items. Users can sign up to the platform to either find and purchase products or to sell their own. Modacruz was launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Istanbul
  • denebunu.com — Founded in 2016, Denebunu is a revolutionary data-driven digital marketing platform with a community of +1,5M members that connects brands with their consumers via technology, sampling and consumer insights. We redefined the way consumers shop for FMCG & Cosmetics products by a monthly delivery of personalised samples. We partner with thebest brands in the industry such as Unilever, P&G, L’Oréal, Henkel, Estee Lauder, Nestlé etc. , and use a proprietary algorithm to meet right products w/ right consumers , based on their preferences and profiles on denebunu.com
Ahu Serter Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Ahu Serter is the Founder and President of Fark Labs. She previously worked at FARHYM Vehicle Interiors as a Head of Management Committee, Board Member. Ahu Serter attended Pace University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Baby, Information Services
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, Greece, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Harcy — Harcy is an R&D organization that uses waste to create new types of building materials to strengthen the circular economy. First, it developed Harcy Polyester Wool, a building thermal insulation material made from textile waste. With its high performance and ease of application, Harcy Polyester Wool is a contender to replace the previousinsulation materials while recycling two kilograms of textile waste per square meter into the economy.
  • Ampherr — Ampherr Battery Technologies Inc. | Redefinition of Current!
  • Memotive — Memotive is upgrading the mechanism for shift planning and service organization to digital. They developed tools that fall under the category of communication and feedback since they understand how essential it is for employees to interact with their businesses while working for them.
Tunç Yalgın Angel · Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Tunç Yalgın was Entrepreneur and investor, passionate about everything high-tech, disruptive and, even better, both!
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Investment focus
  • Video Games, Mobile, Sports
  • Seed, Series A
  • Turkey, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Sponsoo — Sponsoo is an innovative online marketplace that connects non-professional athletes and sport teams with corporate sponsors. Athletes and teams create a profile on sponsoo.com, and sponsors search the database to find the perfect team(s) to sponsor.Important for German investors: Sponsoo is part of the INVEST grant programme that allows privateinvestors to claim back 20% of their investment sum as a grant from the German Department of Commerce.
  • Gram Games — Gram Games is a mobile game development studio, committed to delivering high quality mobile games that create real bonds through play. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, Gram Games has built a team of industry professionals focused on creating engaging games for mobile platforms. Due to the development and growth of Gram Games,a London office was opened in 2017.
  • Hero Concept — Hero Concept is a computer games company that develops visionary reimaginations of the timeless classics of arcade gaming. The company studies the histories of the ever-present classics in order to carry them into the 21st century--with panache. Hero Concept was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.
Barbaros Özbugutu Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Barbaros Serdar Özbugutu worked for FIRSTDATA, and later moved to KLARNA. In 2013, he officially launched Iyzico with his Co-Founder Tahsin Isin. Iyzico is transforming the payment processing experience for businesses through its bank-integrated, fraud-protected payment platform tailored to the nuances of the Turkish market.(https://www.iyzico.com/en)
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Soccer, Sports
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Fuudy — Fuudy is a new Food ordering app
  • Crait.it — Empowering your eComm and marketing visuals with power of AI creativity and actionable data insight.
  • Swipeline — 119K Followers, 207 Following, 1,461 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Swipeline TR (@swipeline_tr)
Umur Cubukcu Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Umur Cubukcu is a Founder & CEO at Citus Data
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Mobile
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Sporzy — Sporzy a booking, payment & progress tracking platform and a SaaS-backed marketplace for sports, bringing together trainers and studios who wish to benefit from digitalization with sports enthusiasts who seek habit-forming sports experiences, through online live, outdoor and in-person activities.
  • Mall IQ — Empowering Banks, Credit Unions, FinTechs, Loyalty Platforms and Retailers by Digitizing Real-Time Purchase Intent in the Physical World.
  • TeamSQL, Inc. — TeamSQL is a Multi-Platform SQL client built for collaboration, usability and performance. It supports popular database engines used by the majority and runs on macOS, Windows and Linux.
Firat Isbecer Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Firat Isbecer is an entrepreneur and a seed investor. His first venture Pozitron, a mobile software company focusing on digital banking, commerce and mobile payments, became one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in Europe with clients across the globe. After multi years of growth and a successful international expansion, Pozitronwas acquired by London-based fin-tech star Monitise plc in 2014.After the acquisition, he joined Monitise and oversaw the company’s regional operations as the MEA Managing Director. Monitise MEA quickly became one of the most profitable business units of Monitise Group. In 2017, Monitise Group was fully acquired by the US-based, Fiserv Inc, one of the world's largest fin-tech companies with more than 50,000 employees.Shortly after the acquisition, he left Fiserv and founded his newest venture, Commencis. Commencis helps leading brands grow and scale in digital, powered by it’s Big Data, Analytics and Cloud products.In September 2019, Commencis expanded to Berlin, Germany by announcing finbyte, a joint-venture in fintech solutions. Besides Commencis, he is also an active seed investor. Member of Galata Business Angels, Turkey’s first angel investor group.After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, Firat received his Bachelor’s Degree from Galatasaray University, and his Master’s Degree from a joint programme by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Crait.it — Empowering your eComm and marketing visuals with power of AI creativity and actionable data insight.
  • Paket Mutfak — On-demand food delivery management
  • Podbee Media — Podbee Media primarily engages in the production of Podcasts.
Numan Numan Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Numan Numan is a Managing Director at 212 with a solid background in technology and management. Numan currently serves on the boards of HemenKiralik.com, largest marketplace for short term rentals and vacation homes in Turkey, HotelRunner, SaaS based management and marketing platform for hotels, and IyziCo, fastest growing payment platform.Prior to founding 212, Numan worked at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and New York for more than 12 years. As a technology evangelist in the firm’s leadership team, he managed global engineering teams and focused on new technologies to bring competitive advantage to the firm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Numan worked at Credit Suisse in Tokyo. After more than two decades in technology at investment banks, working closely with private equity and venture capital sectors, he followed his entrepreneurial instinct and ventured into other businesses.Numan holds B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from Ege University. He currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey where he is among pioneers cultivating the ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Flow48 — Flow48 is a platform that allows companies to access capital by providing revenue-based finance services.
  • TeamSQL, Inc. — TeamSQL is a Multi-Platform SQL client built for collaboration, usability and performance. It supports popular database engines used by the majority and runs on macOS, Windows and Linux.
  • FlightRecorder, Inc. — FlightRecorder offers developers with application analytics and engagement solutions to understand their applications’ users. It supports Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari browsers.FlightRecorder also provides crash reports, API error logs, and analytics about the frequently used elements to assist businesses in their decision makingin product development. It also offers a feature that enables businesses to send targeted messages to their customers.FlightRecorder is acquired by ClickTale.FlightRecorder was founded in October 2013 and is based in Berkeley, California.
Hamit Altıntop Angel
Hamit Altıntop
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Investment focus
  • Printing, Collectibles, Card and Board Games
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mythos Cards — Mythos Cards is the leading collectible card company of Turkey. The company holds licenses to top Turkish Super league clubs and entertainments properties. Innovation lays at the centre of Mythos Cards.
Umur Özal Angel
Umur Özal is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • Baby, Rental, Retail
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
  • Kiralarsın — Kiralarsın is a rental service to rent electronic devices.
  • Mutlubiev — A leading online cleaning services platform. It thrives on providing high-quality cleaning solutions and satisfying clients' personal needs.
Mehmet Ayan Angel
Mehmet Ayan is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, Shopping, E-Commerce
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Ontrail Store — Ontrail Store offers a wide range of clothes and accessories.
Muzaffer Akpınar Angel
Mehmet Muzaffer Akpinar is a businessperson who is associated with organisations like Penta Tekstil, MV Holding, Kvk Teknoloji Urunleri Ve Ticaret AS, Penta Textile, etc. He is an alumni of Bogazici University.
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Investment focus
  • 3D Printing, 3D Technology, Consumer Electronics
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Zaxe — Discover the Unique FDM 3D Printing Experience. Zaxe 3D Printers Provides Easy to Use with xDestop Slicer Software. Get Advantage in Additive Manufacturing with Zaxe Filaments
Onur Gargılı Angel
Onur Gargılı
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Fashion, E-Commerce
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Clotie — Clotie offers a brand new shopping experience to its users by offering an online personal styling service. It creates a unique customer experience by combining technology with the personal touches of experienced stylists and sends monthly outfits suitable for its users’ style. Clotie primarily focuses on eliminating online and offline shoppingproblems by providing a personalized, plus accessible styling service for those who do not have time for shopping but still want to be stylish.
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