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Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Turkey

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

Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Turkey

Investor Media (entertainment) Turkey investments
Hande Enes 4
Omer Erkmen 3
Kerim Kotan 2
Ugur Ethem AYDIN 2
Nevzat Aydın 2
Doruk Pala 2
Kerem Tokcan 2
Barbaros Özbugutu 2
Deniz Güvenen 2
Firat Isbecer 2
Alper Akcan 2
Nuri Şahin 2
Emre Can 2
Bulent Tekmen 2
Faruk Eczacıbaşı 1
Kivilcim Cayli 1
Fatih Şahin 1
Ahmed Faruk Karslı 1
Tunç Yalgın 1
Orkun Olgar 1
Kaan Kayabalı 1
Efe Duran Sarikaya 1
Hasan Aslanoba 1
Ahmet Salih Palamut 1
Mustafa Namoglu 1
Alp Ulku 1
Kaan Kalıpçı 1
Ihsan Elgin 1
Cem Ortabaş 1
Demirhan Büyüközcü 1
Mustafa Sevinç 1
Barış Before 1
Emre Kenci 1
Koray Bahar 1
Ali Rıza Babaoğlan 1
Joachim Behrendt 1
Can Tunçer 1
Kamil Sözen 1
Ali Rıza Babaoğlan 1
Gamze Cizreli 1
Yalcin Ayaydin 1
Tunç Mehmet Berkman 1
Yasin Kavşak 1
Özgür Ülkü 1
Rıfat Elhadef 1
Mustafa Vardalı 1
Rauf Cem Erkli 1
Vedat Çavuşoğlu 1
Deniz Devrim Cengiz 1
İzzet Zakuto 1
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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.
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.
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
Ugur Ethem AYDIN Angel
I am the Art and Code Director at Metromedya Digital Ad Agency. In addition to my role as director, I am also a skilled programmer, designer, and musician. I have expertise in iOS and MacOS development and enjoy snowboarding in my free time. As a self-proclaimed geek, I am always seeking to learn and grow in my field. I am passionate about creatinginnovative and visually appealing designs and using my coding skills to bring them to life.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Software, macOS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Toboti — Toboti Game Studio is a game development company that specializes in creating games for various platforms. The company has a particular passion for designing games that draw inspiration from classic arcade machines, with a primary focus on the Apple platform. Toboti is known for its commitment to creating fun and engaging games that are optimizedfor mobile devices.The team at Toboti Game Studio utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovative design techniques to produce high-quality games that are both entertaining and challenging. They are dedicated to providing gamers with a unique and nostalgic experience, while also bringing a fresh perspective to the gaming industry.Toboti Game Studio strives to create games that meet the demands of today's gamers, offering exciting gameplay, immersive graphics, and intuitive controls. With a focus on quality and creativity, Toboti Game Studio is poised to become a leading force in the world of game development.
  • Notes.io — A free note-taking app. Online Notes on everywhere.
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.
Doruk Pala Angel · Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Doruk Pala
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Investment focus
  • Wedding, Events, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • DüğünBuketi — DüğünBuketi is a web and special event organization portal that brings wedding firms together to get price quotes. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Izmir, Turkey.
  • KABİ Partners — KABİ Partners develops data-driven products for the solution of all needs before, during and after the wedding.
Kerem Tokcan Angel
Kerem Tokcan
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Investment focus
  • Podcast, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Podbee Media — Podbee Media primarily engages in the production of Podcasts.
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)
Deniz Güvenen Angel · Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Deniz Güvenen
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Investment focus
  • Wedding, Events, Big Data
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Bounce Watch — Bounce Watch offers an AI-powered platform that provides actionable insights on startup performance and helps investors optimize scouting process and deal flow management
  • DüğünBuketi — DüğünBuketi is a web and special event organization portal that brings wedding firms together to get price quotes. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Izmir, Turkey.
  • KABİ Partners — KABİ Partners develops data-driven products for the solution of all needs before, during and after the wedding.
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.
Alper Akcan Angel
Alper Akcan
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Fitness, mHealth
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, Germany
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.
  • Lisa AI — I found a great domain name for sale on Dan.com. Check it out!
  • 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.
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.
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.
Bulent Tekmen Angel · New York, New York, United States
Bulent Tekmen is a co-founder of ininal, a payment system for the unbanked population in Turkey.
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Investment focus
  • Art, Gaming, Content
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Artcomun — Artcomun aims to enable everyone to create, collect and trade art in one platform by the power of algorithms.
  • kazayaptim — Kazayaptim is an in-vehicle integrated security solution that, with its continuously developed technological infrastructure, can intervene within seconds not only in the event of an accident, but also in all vehicle-related emergency situations, to provide fast, reliable, and closest support point services to people who have had an accident withtheir vehicle. offers.
  • Swipeline — 119K Followers, 207 Following, 1,461 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Swipeline TR (@swipeline_tr)
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.
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.
Fatih Şahin Angel
Fatih Şahin
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Entertainment
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Wide Game Studio — Wide Game Studio aims to provide people with innovative virtual reality gaming and application experiences that are unmatched. With great enthusiasm and excitement. Wide Game Studio strives to be an innovator in the virtual reality industry by pushing the frontiers of imagination.
Ahmed Faruk Karslı Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ahmed Karslı is the chairman of the board at Papara.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Art, Retail
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • Artcomun — Artcomun aims to enable everyone to create, collect and trade art in one platform by the power of algorithms.
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
  • Glocalzone — Glocalzone is a platform that connects shoppers who want to buy products from abroad and travelers who want to make a profit.
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.
Orkun Olgar Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Orkun Olgar
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Investment focus
  • Video Games, Online Games, Digital Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
Kaan Kayabalı Angel
Kaan Kayabali, a Turkish entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Onedio Media and Internet Services Inc.
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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
Efe Duran Sarikaya Angel
Efe Duran Sarikaya
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Investment focus
  • Shipping, Shopping, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Turkey, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • fonbulucu — fonbulucu is a crowding funding platform that provide innovative financing and investment system benefit to entrepreneurs and investors.
  • FormaStar — FormaStar is a Sports-focused digital ecosystem.
  • Yollando.com — Yollando.com is a Turkish-based shopping and package forwarding service that facilitates shopping. They offer a variety of services such as Discounted packet forwarding, Buy for me, Package consolidation, Repackaging, Package tracking, Order returns/cancels, and Free storage for orders. They provide lower shipping rates to abroad with discountrates up to 80 percent.Yollando.com was established to contribute to the export of Turkish brands. Apart from shopping consultancy, they are already producing alternative solutions for logistics and product supply to individual persons and companies in Turkey and abroad.
Hasan Aslanoba Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
business in the water industry. By 2005, the company succeeded in the Turkish bottled water industry under his guidance.In 2006, Erikli Water partnered its Turkish operations with Nestle Waters, the global leader of the bottled water industry.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Turkey, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • BiSU — BiSU is a mobile platform that enables its users to order drinkable water in Turkey. Through the platform, its users have the ability to order water from any brand available nationally.BiSU is completely free of commission or fees and aims to democratize access to bottled water in Turkey by increasing transparency in prices and quality of water.The platform allows its customers to compare prices and pay with their credit cards for delivered bottled water.BiSU was launched in 2015 by Ergin Uner & Ozan Alptekin. It is based in Istanbul.
  • RemoteTeam (acquired by Gusto) — Global Payroll, PEO and EOR Services, tax compliances, IC contracts, and HR apps. All designed for Remote First teams.
  • Local Greens — Local Greens is an indoor farming company operating in metropolitan cities to grow healthy, premium quality and delicious vegetables.While our combination of natural sunlight, LED grow lights and hydroponic growing methods ensure that we are using the resources as efficient as possible, our "grow local & sell local" approach allowsus to sell our greens without middleman and logistics costs, and deliver our greens as fresh as possible.
Ahmet Salih Palamut Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Ahmet Salih Palamut
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Investment focus
  • Art
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Artcomun — Artcomun aims to enable everyone to create, collect and trade art in one platform by the power of algorithms.
Mustafa Namoglu Angel
Mustafa Namoglu
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Investment focus
  • Content, Shipping, Software
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Carrtell — By combining technological infrastructure and an experienced field team, carrtell produces customized, low-cost, and professional shipping solutions for e-commerce owners.
  • Swipeline — 119K Followers, 207 Following, 1,461 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Swipeline TR (@swipeline_tr)
Alp Ulku Angel
Alp Ulku is the Co-Founder at Litum Technologies. He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and Finance from San Francisco State University.
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Investment focus
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • FormaStar — FormaStar is a Sports-focused digital ecosystem.
Kaan Kalıpçı Angel
Kaan Kalıpçı
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Investment focus
  • Recipes, eSports, Delivery
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Playz — Playz is a social media platform for gamers.
  • Bundle Kitchen — Bundle Kitchen App for Members Exclusive to the Campaign, Take Advantage of Benefits and Place an Order. Please submit.
Ihsan Elgin Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ihsan Elgin is the Co-Founder of Startups.Watch. He was a Co-Founder and Executive VP, EMEA at ClimateMinder. He attended Koç University.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Turan — Aiming to be the only financial application that primarily provides services to people of Turkish descent in their own language, Turan wants to convey this journey that it started in Turkey to the Turkic States such as Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan in a short time.
  • Swipeline — 119K Followers, 207 Following, 1,461 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Swipeline TR (@swipeline_tr)
  • Passion Punch — Passion Punch develops mobile games boosted by notable art and effective story that will touch players' daily lives.
Cem Ortabaş Angel · Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
Cem Ortabaş is a Co-Founder at HubX. He attended Koç University during 2012-2017.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Mobile, Fitness
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series C
  • Turkey, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Biosplice Therapeutics — Biosplice Therapeutics is in the medical research and development for tissue-level regeneration. With their platform's origins in small molecule-based Wnt pathway modulation, they develop therapeutics to address a range of degenerative diseases, regenerative medicine, and oncology.Samumed adopted a fresh operating philosophy from thebeginning — one based on a goal of building a broad technology platform aimed at modulating regenerative pathways to improve patient health.
  • PhotoCup — PhotoCup is an online photography championship.
  • İyi Yaşa — İyi Yaşa offers highest quality trainings and videos, inspire and activate both sports and health enthusiasts and those who want to step into a good life with suitable alternatives for all levels. It offers fitness, yoga, mindfulness classes and healthy recipes, nutrition informations and workshops.
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
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.
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.
Emre Kenci Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Emre Kenci
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Investment focus
  • Art, Retail, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • fucimo — From billboards to newsletters, access affordable ads and sponsorships that fit your marketing plans, all in one place.
  • Artcomun — Artcomun aims to enable everyone to create, collect and trade art in one platform by the power of algorithms.
  • Getmobil — Getmobill offers services in refurbished devices and their sale and resale.
Koray Bahar Angel
Koray Bahar is an investor at Ekmob.
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Investment focus
  • Software, CRM, Apps
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Dusyeri — Dusyeri is an edutainment platform that focuses on children.
  • OppZone — OppZone offers a wide range of content marketing services.
  • Diştedavim — Diştedavim is a dental appointment platform that facilitates the appointment process in the field of dental treatment services.
Ali Rıza Babaoğlan Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
I am a business professional since 2008 and a financial investor since 2015, having strategic positions in several scale-up tech companies/startups and real-estate assets. I continue to invest in the tech domain with a focus on SaaS solutions for B2B and B2C markets, and real estate options in developing markets with ROI targets.Grow inEMEA, the company I started in 2015, focuses on East Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East markets mostly for tech and real estate options and portfolio management. Also, my team provides market access services to Baltics, Turkey, and UAE / Saudi and gives investment advisory services.Prior to the investment focus, I worked in Linkedin EMEA Headquarter where I hold Director of Turkish Speaking Territory in Dublin, Ireland. Before, I have been with SAP AG and IBM in Turkey. I also give speeches at local and global investment events. I gave keynotes on ARAB NET in Lebanon, IT Arena in Ukraine, Rise Up Summit in Egypt, and NEXT in Germany. I also spoke at several closed corporate events of Roche, VESTEL, SAP AG, DenizBank, Turkish Economy Ministry, Turkish Exporters Assembly, Bakioğlu Holding, and AGT.Now, I am living in Tallinn, Estonia.Email: alib@growinemea.com Web: https://alibabaoglan.com Photos: https://gie.investments/my-photos
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Investment focus
  • TV, CRM, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Ekmob — Ekmob creates mobile projects for companies which have mobile field teams and operations.Companies with mobile teams and field operations have some common problems such as inefficiency in management of mobile teams, communication difficulties, inability to get instant data from field, offline mobile team on the field. All these problems lead tolack or deficiency in decision-support systems.
  • N'oluyo — N’oluyo is a TV program-based social platform and is your favorite buddy while watching TV.
  • Kahvegibikahve — Kahvegibikahve started with a crowdfunding campaign to make brewing real coffee easy and available everywhere. With high quality coffee beans and special Fiber Filtre™, your coffee is brewed properly, and without any hassle, you enjoy it.
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.
Can Tunçer Angel
Can Tunçer
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Investment focus
  • Marketing, Ad Network, Advertising
  • Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • LIVAD Technologies — LIVAD develops cutting edge Livestream Advertising products connecting brands with streamers. Our technology enables brands to serve smart, elegant, and non-intrusive ads while allowing streamers of all sizes to monetize their content consistently.
Kamil Sözen Angel
Kamil Sözen
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Farming, Software
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • UnoMoi — UnoMoi is an online subscription service for women to rent designer clothes and accessories
  • FormaStar — FormaStar is a Sports-focused digital ecosystem.
  • Vahaa Vertical Farming Solutions — Vahaa is a smart agriculture startup that combines vertical hydroponic agriculture techniques with IoT technology that provides you to grow fresh and clean fruits and vegetables in the middle of the city all year round. It doesn't matter whether you are at home, at your office, or somewhere else. With the Vahaa Hanging Garden, you can growproducts such as lettuce, arugula, mint, basil, and thyme on your wall and you can easily control every step of your production with the Vahaa App.
Ali Rıza Babaoğlan Angel · Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
I am a business professional since 2008 and a financial investor since 2015, having strategic positions in several scale-up tech companies/startups and real-estate assets. I continue to invest in the tech domain with a focus on SaaS solutions for B2B and B2C markets, and real estate options in developing markets with ROI targets.Grow inEMEA, the company I started in 2015, focuses on East Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East markets mostly for tech and real estate options and portfolio management. Also, my team provides market access services to Baltics, Turkey, and UAE / Saudi and gives investment advisory services.Prior to the investment focus, I worked in Linkedin EMEA Headquarter where I hold Director of Turkish Speaking Territory in Dublin, Ireland. Before, I have been with SAP AG and IBM in Turkey. I also give speeches at local and global investment events. I gave keynotes on ARAB NET in Lebanon, IT Arena in Ukraine, Rise Up Summit in Egypt, and NEXT in Germany. I also spoke at several closed corporate events of Roche, VESTEL, SAP AG, DenizBank, Turkish Economy Ministry, Turkish Exporters Assembly, Bakioğlu Holding, and AGT.Now, I am living in Tallinn, Estonia.Email: alib@growinemea.com Web: https://alibabaoglan.com Photos: https://gie.investments/my-photos
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Investment focus
  • TV, CRM, Apps
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Ekmob — Ekmob creates mobile projects for companies which have mobile field teams and operations.Companies with mobile teams and field operations have some common problems such as inefficiency in management of mobile teams, communication difficulties, inability to get instant data from field, offline mobile team on the field. All these problems lead tolack or deficiency in decision-support systems.
  • N'oluyo — N’oluyo is a TV program-based social platform and is your favorite buddy while watching TV.
  • Kahvegibikahve — Kahvegibikahve started with a crowdfunding campaign to make brewing real coffee easy and available everywhere. With high quality coffee beans and special Fiber Filtre™, your coffee is brewed properly, and without any hassle, you enjoy it.
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.
Tunç Mehmet Berkman Angel
Tunç Mehmet Berkman
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Payments, Shopping
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • HadsUp — HadsUp is a revolutionary Ad-Tech platform which combines AI and Hologram Technology
  • FormaStar — FormaStar is a Sports-focused digital ecosystem.
  • Mobilexpress — Mobilexpress is a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant platform of card payments enabling solutions. Mobilexpress offers extensive and highly flexible - configurable set of payment solutions for B2C and B2B clients in many sectors. The product set is shaped around payment gateway (integrated to all banks & PSPs), hosted payment pages (fully customizable,iframe/redirect use), card-on-file (cross-merchant interoperable mode or private mode), recurring payment functions and integrationless rapid use of ready-to-use custom merchant payment pages (fully customizable & configurable) and manuel use through Merchant Panel (also montoring, reporting, settings, post payment functions). Each solution is easily configurable/adaptable for any sector or company specific payment needs. Mobilexpress solutions are delivered through Mobilexpress Payment API, Mobilexpress Hosted Pages, Mobilexpress Merchant Panel and Mobilexpress Merchant Payment Pages, to be able to meet payment needs of clients with any technical sophistication level.
Yasin Kavşak Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Yasin Kavşak
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Investment focus
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
Özgür Ülkü Angel
Özgür Ülkü
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Investment focus
  • AgTech, Farming, Software
  • Seed, Angel
  • Turkey, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • UnoMoi — UnoMoi is an online subscription service for women to rent designer clothes and accessories
  • FormaStar — FormaStar is a Sports-focused digital ecosystem.
  • Vahaa Vertical Farming Solutions — Vahaa is a smart agriculture startup that combines vertical hydroponic agriculture techniques with IoT technology that provides you to grow fresh and clean fruits and vegetables in the middle of the city all year round. It doesn't matter whether you are at home, at your office, or somewhere else. With the Vahaa Hanging Garden, you can growproducts such as lettuce, arugula, mint, basil, and thyme on your wall and you can easily control every step of your production with the Vahaa App.
Rıfat Elhadef Angel
Rıfat Elhadef
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Investment focus
  • eSports, Video Games, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Playz — Playz is a social media platform for gamers.
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.
Rauf Cem Erkli Angel · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Rauf Cem Erkli
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Investment focus
  • Podcast, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment
  • Angel
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Podbee Media — Podbee Media primarily engages in the production of Podcasts.
Vedat Çavuşoğlu Angel
Vedat Çavuşoğlu
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Entertainment
  • Pre-Seed
  • Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Wide Game Studio — Wide Game Studio aims to provide people with innovative virtual reality gaming and application experiences that are unmatched. With great enthusiasm and excitement. Wide Game Studio strives to be an innovator in the virtual reality industry by pushing the frontiers of imagination.
Deniz Devrim Cengiz Angel
Deniz Devrim Cengiz
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, FinTech, Apps
  • Seed, Series A
  • Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland
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.
  • Passion Punch — Passion Punch develops mobile games boosted by notable art and effective story that will touch players' daily lives.
  • Hiwell — Hiwell app is an online psychological counseling app that helps people without leaving their homes.
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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