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Top 50 Internet Angel Investors in Turkey

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Internet startups based in Turkey. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Internet companies from Turkey. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Internet Angel Investors in Turkey

Investor Internet Turkey investments
Nevzat Aydın 9
Omer Erkmen 8
Bedii Can Yucaoglu 5
Utku Öz 5
Emre Acikel 5
Firat Isbecer 5
Sertaç Özinal 4
Joachim Behrendt 4
Mehmet Onarcan 4
Fatih Isbecer 3
Serkan Borancılı 3
Burak Divanlıoğlu 2
Burak Şen 2
Kivilcim Cayli 2
Melih Odemis 2
Mehmet Celikol 2
Alp Saul 2
Onur Topac 2
Ahu Serter 2
Sina Afra 2
Hande Enes 2
Murat Balcı 2
Mustafa Vardalı 1
Eren Cicek 1
Ebru Dorman 1
Ali Kutay 1
Barış Before 1
Yılmaz Yıldız 1
Tunç Yalgın 1
Ercan Ergül 1
Demirhan Büyüközcü 1
Ayşe Güçlü Onur 1
Cem Tüfekçi 1
Alphan Manas 1
Ali Cicioğlu 1
Melih Borderci 1
Onur Kurugöl 1
Faruk Eczacıbaşı 1
Ali Cebi 1
Mustafa Sevinç 1
Kerim Kotan 1
Cana Güneş 1
Dilek Dayinlarli 1
Gamze Cizreli 1
Yalcin Ayaydin 1
Caglar Karatas 1
Erdem Gezer 1
Umur Özal 1
Namık Kemal Gökalp 1
İzzet Zakuto 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.
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.
Utku Öz Angel
Utku is a Partner based in our Istanbul office. He is the leader of the “Digital and Analytics” Practice in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, helping clients create value with data, innovative tools and techniques. He serves a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecoms, manufacturing and retail.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Analytics, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mindsite — Mindsite provides e-commerce analytics. Easily monitor key metrics from price to visibility in real time. Increase your online sales.
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
Emre Acikel Angel · Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Emre Acikel
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, E-Commerce, Mobile
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mindsite — Mindsite provides e-commerce analytics. Easily monitor key metrics from price to visibility in real time. Increase your online sales.
  • YapıRadar.com — YapıRadar.com is an online market place created for the exchange of goods and services between suppliers and contractors. It includes information on Project Authority, Stage Information of Construction, Project and Current Site Images, Location, Construction Area. YapıRadar.com was founded in 2018 and is based in Istanbul.
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
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.
Sertaç Özinal Angel
Sertaç Özinal
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Gaming, FinTech
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Artiox — Artiox is an investment company in METU Technopolis Area.
  • Scoutli — VALORANT Esports Matches, events, stats, and analytics
  • Fon Radar — Fon Radar is an online marketplace platform that brings businesses together with financial institutions.
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.
Mehmet Onarcan Angel
Mehmet Onarcan is the Founder of Mentors Network Turkey. He previously worked at Project House as an Advisory Board Member - Digital Transformation. Mehmet Onarcan attended Yildiz Technical University.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Internet, Social Network
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, Ireland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Missafir — Missafir is a PropTech start-up in Istanbul. We are the first short/mid term home rental management company in Turkey!We deliver for our customers through a combination of thoughtful interior design and attentive hotel-style services that deliver superior earnings from short/mid term rental management through our strength in data-drivendynamic pricing solutions.
  • Doktorderki — Doktorderki is an online system that allows people to directly talk to doctors about their questions and problems regarding health. It aims to establish a scalable B2C growth model along with the investment it is taking and to do B2B work with pharmacists and mainly dermocosmetics companies.The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered inIstanbul, Turkey.
  • 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Kivilcim Cayli Angel
Cayli began his career in 2000 and held various positions for Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and Turev. Founded and led two healthcare companies (Idea and Invivo) and two consultancy companies (Kanvas and Biovenka).He holds a BSc and an MBA, both from Middle East Technical University (aka ODTU).As a seasoned investor, he has 8personal investments including British, Irish, American, Swedish, and Turkish companies, and serves on the Board of some. He also consults startups on behalf of TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific & Technological Research Council). He is a member of BIC Angels and GAIN Global.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Property Management, Leisure
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Turkey, United Kingdom, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Yourkeys — 'Yourkeys is a real-time transactional and data platform for house builders and estate agents selling properties. The platform significantly accelerates the property sales process whilst giving all stakeholders visibility of the transaction in real-time.'
  • Adalethanim — Adalethanim is a legal platform working with AI that analyzes, understands, interprets, and produces results to help with legal research, allowing the person working on the case to save time and access more information about a case. The company's vision is to make justice fast, cheap and accessible to everyone.Adalethanim was founded in 2018and is headquartered in Beşiktaş, İstanbul, Turkey.
  • UnderTheDoormat — UnderTheDoormat Group is a prop-tech company that empowers property owners, portfolio owners and property companies to generate higher income through the short-term rental industry. Our mission is to help every property fulfil its potential every day, by to connecting them with quality guests through our 3 products.Firstly, we operate short termrentals for those who don’t have the capabilities - UnderTheDoormat London has 300 units across the city, including the flagship aparthotel 3 Sloane Gardens operated on behalf of Cadogan Estate. Secondly, we distribute for providers who can provide quality hospitality, but not distribution. The tech landscape in short term rentals is hugely fragmented, and our B2B SaaS platform Hospiria integrates the stack so property companies and managers have a ready-made platform so they can focus on what they’re good at - hosting guests. And finally, our TrustedStays platform is the world’s first platform which connects professional home rentals with Government and Corporate procurement. Until now, short-term rentals haven’t been able to enter this world, and we’re connecting it.All three arms enable owners to earn higher return from short term accommodation.
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!
Mehmet Celikol Angel
Mehmet Celikol
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Hospitality, Marketplace
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • kodris — Kodris platform is a platform established primarily to teach coding to children between the ages of 8-16. Children's 21st-century skills with coding and algorithm; They gain the ability to look at problems from different aspects and produce solutions, to think systematically and creatively, and to offer the shortest solution suggestions.Because; When students grasp the logic of the algorithm, they understand that everything happens in a certain order and that the necessary actions do not take place when it is not in a certain order. Coding is not only limited to computer science but is also very important in terms of interdisciplinary interaction. The Kodris platform basically provides e-learning opportunities that are needed in primary and secondary education levels and that provide the basis for advanced computer skills by increasing students' algorithmic/computational thinking skills. In terms of its subject, kodris is an online e-commerce platform that has R&D in private and public schools (learning levels for different age groups, etc.), has a curriculum, is game-based, has student-teacher interaction, teaches how to set up algorithms, and teaches a real coding language. It is a learning platform.
  • YapıRadar.com — YapıRadar.com is an online market place created for the exchange of goods and services between suppliers and contractors. It includes information on Project Authority, Stage Information of Construction, Project and Current Site Images, Location, Construction Area. YapıRadar.com was founded in 2018 and is based in Istanbul.
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
Alp Saul Angel
Alp Saul - Cofounder and Chairman of the Board @ Pronet
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Volt — Volt is an on-demand inner-city peer-to-peer ridesharing app that connects car owners with passengers going in the same direction. Unlike traditional car hailing apps which dispatch cars to the passenger’s location, Volt connects passengers with cars already driving in traffic and heading to the same destination. Carowners earn back theirdrivingexpenses (~200€/mo - without making profit), while passengers enjoy rides that are 70% cheaper than taxi.
  • idemama — Idemama is an online platform that provides its users with web and graphic design services. It is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Grupanya — Grupanya, launched in November 2009, is a group shopping site that offers daily deals on products and services in diverse categories. Discounts are offered as special deals for various dining, travel, beauty-related, and shopping activities around Turkey, enabling individuals to explore the city in different ways.
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.
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.
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.
Hande Enes Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Hande Enes
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce, Social Media
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • WORDEGO — Transform your ecommerce business with Wordego. Leverage unique AI technology to segment visitors by value in real-time, personalizing campaigns for maximum efficiency. Boost your revenue by over 25% and reduce advertising costs by up to 30% with Wordego's precision analytics.
  • Crait.it — Empowering your eComm and marketing visuals with power of AI creativity and actionable data insight.
  • ServisSoft — Servissoft is a software service provider for business especially sales, after-sales with cloud infrastructure.
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.
Mustafa Vardalı Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Mustafa Vardalı is the CMO & Founder at Teknasyon.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Fitness, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Turkey, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Moovbuddy — Get started with MoovBuddy app to fix posture, relieve pain, & increase wellbeing. Access to personalized exercises prepated by physiotherapists
  • Panteon — Panteon is a mobile game developing company established at ODTU Teknokent in 2012 by an experienced team that has been developing games since 2004.
  • Assistant App — Muslim Assistant, an islamic website for Prayer Times and Adhan Times, Islamic Days, Dhikr Counter, Dua, Qibla Direction and Live Kaaba Broadcast.
Eren Cicek Angel
Eren Cicek
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Investment focus
  • Food Delivery, Cloud Data Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
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.
Ali Kutay Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Ali Kutay is a successful serial entrepreneur, executive and investor with 35 years of experience. Before founding Striim, Inc., Ali was the Chairman and CEO of GoldenGate Software, the leading infrastructure software company for high availability, that was acquired by Oracle. Previously, Ali was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AltoWeb,Inc., a provider of e-business infrastructure software. He was an angel investor, President and Chief Executive Officer of WebLogic, Inc., the company that pioneered the Application Server technology which became one of the major building blocks of web-enabled applications. WebLogic merged with BEA Systems, Inc. and was acquired by Oracle in 2007. He was the President and CEO of Formtek, one of the first enterprise infrastructure software firms, founded in 1984 as a Carnegie-Mellon University spin-off and was acquired by Lockheed Corporation in 1989. He ran Formtek as its CEO under Lockheed Martin for 7 years. He serves on the boards of public and private companies and advises startups. Ali completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Middle East Technical University and his PhD work at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Turkey, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • HiveMQ — HiveMQ is the proven enterprise MQTT platform designed to connect, communicate, and control IoT data under real-world stress. Learn more.
  • REscan — Transforming spaces into data
  • Medallia Strikedeck — Medallia's software platform provides keen insights to improve customer experience, contact center experience, employee experience and digital experience.
Barış Before Angel
Barış Before
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Video Games, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Playz — Playz is a social media platform for gamers.
Yılmaz Yıldız Angel
Yılmaz Yıldız
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Investment focus
  • Waste Management, Procurement, Retail
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
  • Fazla Gıda — Fazla Gıda is a technology solutions company that prevents food waste.
  • YapıRadar.com — YapıRadar.com is an online market place created for the exchange of goods and services between suppliers and contractors. It includes information on Project Authority, Stage Information of Construction, Project and Current Site Images, Location, Construction Area. YapıRadar.com was founded in 2018 and is based in Istanbul.
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.
Ercan Ergül Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ercan Ergül is a Managing Director with SEAF, the manager of Southeast Europe Equity Fund II, L.P. (“SEEF”), a US$320 million private equity fund with investments in Turkey, Albania and Kosovo. Ercan is also a board member of Global Investment Holding, a listed investment group based in İstanbul with operations in ports, energy and financialservices. Prior to joining SEAF, he spent his career as a private equity and investment banking professional and began his career in the corporate credit group of Citibank in Turkey. Ercan received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and a Masters of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from the University of Florida.
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Investment focus
  • Soccer, Sports, eSports
  • Series A
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Scoutium — Scoutium is a technology company that provides a unique motivation for all players, clubs and federations around the world. Scoutium has ten thousands of analyses of football players from Germany, Poland and Turkey in its database. With tens of partner clubs, Scoutium is able to access hundreds of cities, towns, and villages in the countries withmore than hundreds video experts and scouts. We aim to democratise football by opening up young players' horizons and giving opportunities to players to be discovered. With Scoutium, licensed football players can improve themselves with exclusively created overview videos, analyses from professional scouts, and special training programs, and can be discovered by clubs with regards to these videos & analyses. Football fans can earn money by recording 90-minute videos or making player analyses and have the chance to pursue a professional scouting career. Thanks to our technology, clubs can access to our database formed by match recordings and scouting analyses.Until today, Scoutium has raised 2.5M$. With projects in Machine Learning and Data Science, Scoutium has become an ITU Teknokent company in 2018.With the mission of enabling all players around the world to be discovered, Scoutium’s goal is to change the game forever. For more, please visit scoutium.com or download our app from Google Play & App Store.
Demirhan Büyüközcü Angel
Demirhan Büyüközcü - Co-Founder @ Onedio
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Video Games, Social Media
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Playz — Playz is a social media platform for gamers.
  • Wudya
Ayşe Güçlü Onur Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ayşe Güçlü Onur
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Investment focus
  • Food Delivery, Cloud Data Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
Cem Tüfekçi Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Cem Tüfekçi
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Investment focus
  • Machine Learning, Analytics, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Reengen — Dedicated software to help you manage your carbon and ESG data.
  • Lifemote — Detect home wi-fi issues with AI-powered Lifemote cloud analytics. Proactively solve wireless network performance problems before your customers complain.
  • incir.com — Incir is a Turkish internet marketing tech infrastructure provider that develops e-commerce systems and related services such as domain name registration, operations support, stock payment infrastructure, free marketing training, virtual POS, and more. Incir was founded in July 2012.
Alphan Manas Angel
Alphan Manas - Country Manager - Türkiye Başkanı @ ERA Real Estate Türkiye Kıbrıs
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Investment focus
  • Q&A, Internet, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • inploid.com — inploid is a place to find answers to your questions, share your experiences and get online reputation to everything that you have knowledge about. We are bringing the right question to right people to get the right answer. Strongly focused on a technology to understand what any text based content is about and who is going to be concerned with it.Users of inploid are able to edit and restructure content of inploid.com in order to provide the audience with more reliable and accurate answers.Founded in January 2011 and inploid is considered as “the brain of the brains” in Turkey.
Ali Cicioğlu Angel · Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Ali Cicioğlu
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Investment focus
  • Food Delivery, Cloud Data Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
Melih Borderci Angel
Melih Borderci
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Investment focus
  • Delivery, E-Commerce, Online Portals
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • b4mar — b4mar is a new and fast-expanding e-commerce marketplace in Turkey. Founded by two young entrepreneurs, b4mar serves as a link between buyers and sellers, making online buying in Turkey more convenient and secure.
Onur Kurugöl Angel
Onur Kurugöl
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Procurement
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • YapıRadar.com — YapıRadar.com is an online market place created for the exchange of goods and services between suppliers and contractors. It includes information on Project Authority, Stage Information of Construction, Project and Current Site Images, Location, Construction Area. YapıRadar.com was founded in 2018 and is based in Istanbul.
Faruk Eczacıbaşı Angel
Faruk Eczacıbaşı - Deputy Vice President of Eczacıbaşı @ KWORKS Koç University Entrepreneurship Research Center
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Energy, Podcast
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Aposto — All-in-one media service currently based in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Reengen — Dedicated software to help you manage your carbon and ESG data.
  • Podbee Media — Podbee Media primarily engages in the production of Podcasts.
Ali Cebi Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ali Çebi
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Investment focus
  • Transportation, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Volt — Volt is an on-demand inner-city peer-to-peer ridesharing app that connects car owners with passengers going in the same direction. Unlike traditional car hailing apps which dispatch cars to the passenger’s location, Volt connects passengers with cars already driving in traffic and heading to the same destination. Carowners earn back theirdrivingexpenses (~200€/mo - without making profit), while passengers enjoy rides that are 70% cheaper than taxi.
  • Insumo — Insumo is a personalized productivity & habit building assistant that works with other productivity tools.
  • Volt Lines — Launched in April of 2018, Volt Lines is a subscription-based transportation network currently serving corporate customers in Istanbul, Turkey. A Volt Lines account gives its user access to unlimited rides on the ever-growing Volt Lines network of micro-transit.
Mustafa Sevinç Angel
Mustafa Sevinç is the CFO and Founder at Teknasyon.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Fitness, Health Care
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Moovbuddy — Get started with MoovBuddy app to fix posture, relieve pain, & increase wellbeing. Access to personalized exercises prepated by physiotherapists
  • Panteon — Panteon is a mobile game developing company established at ODTU Teknokent in 2012 by an experienced team that has been developing games since 2004.
  • Assistant App — Muslim Assistant, an islamic website for Prayer Times and Adhan Times, Islamic Days, Dhikr Counter, Dua, Qibla Direction and Live Kaaba Broadcast.
Kerim Kotan Angel
Kerim Kotan
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Internet of Things
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Turkey, Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
Cana Güneş Angel
Cana Güneş
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Investment focus
  • Food Delivery, Cloud Data Services
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mizanplus Kitchens — Mizanplus Kitchens provides delivery service multi-brand dark store network.
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.
Gamze Cizreli Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Gamze Cizreli is the Founder & CEO at BigChefs.
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Investment focus
  • Q&A, Internet, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • inploid.com — inploid is a place to find answers to your questions, share your experiences and get online reputation to everything that you have knowledge about. We are bringing the right question to right people to get the right answer. Strongly focused on a technology to understand what any text based content is about and who is going to be concerned with it.Users of inploid are able to edit and restructure content of inploid.com in order to provide the audience with more reliable and accurate answers.Founded in January 2011 and inploid is considered as “the brain of the brains” in Turkey.
Yalcin Ayaydin Angel
Yalcin Ayaydin
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Investment focus
  • Q&A, Internet, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • inploid.com — inploid is a place to find answers to your questions, share your experiences and get online reputation to everything that you have knowledge about. We are bringing the right question to right people to get the right answer. Strongly focused on a technology to understand what any text based content is about and who is going to be concerned with it.Users of inploid are able to edit and restructure content of inploid.com in order to provide the audience with more reliable and accurate answers.Founded in January 2011 and inploid is considered as “the brain of the brains” in Turkey.
Caglar Karatas Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Caglar Karatas is a Co-Founder at GastroClub. He attended Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Internet, Messaging
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Doktorderki — Doktorderki is an online system that allows people to directly talk to doctors about their questions and problems regarding health. It aims to establish a scalable B2C growth model along with the investment it is taking and to do B2B work with pharmacists and mainly dermocosmetics companies.The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered inIstanbul, Turkey.
Erdem Gezer Angel
Erdem Gezer
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Video Games, Social Media
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Playz — Playz is a social media platform for gamers.
  • Git Kargo
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.
Namık Kemal Gökalp Angel
Namık Kemal Gökalp worked as a Corporate Finance consultant, coordinator and senior manager in the finance sector. Currently; İnfo Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Hedef Private Equity Investment Ort. A.Ş., Seyitler Kimya Sanayi A.Ş. and Ideal Finans Teknolojier ve Danışmanlık A.Ş., as the chairman of the board of directors.
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Investment focus
  • Internet
  • Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Artiox — Artiox is an investment company in METU Technopolis Area.
İzzet Zakuto Angel
İzzet Zakuto
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile Apps, Personal Health
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • ULive — ULive is a digital fitness platform. With ULive, users can develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Indoor Cycling using UBikes, Yoga, Pilates, Stretch, Dance and bUUt (functional body training) classes, which they can attend live every day and whenever they want, using mobile application.
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
  • WeFarm — WeFarm maintains vacant fields for you and converts them into productive farms.
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