Tag Archives: Turkey

Can Turkey Deliver More Than E-Commerce Start-Ups?

Can Turkey Deliver More Than E-Commerce Start-Ups?

Two piece of news this week have cast Turkey back in the spotlight. Both developments illustrate the evolution of the fledging Turkish start-up market; the focus is expanding beyond e-commerce, attracting new investors and accelerator programs. Firstly Berlin-based venture capital firm Earlybird Venture Capital launched a $130 million fund  targeting Turkey and Central and Eastern

Game On

Istanbul-based Peak Games’s farming simulation games don’t include pigs or vineyards. Tailoring for the local market consists, among other things, of women characters wearing the hijab and creating the online equivalent of a Turkish coffeehouse’s ambiance — including the smoke, coffee and baklava. If that sounds too niche to be interesting think again. Three-year-old Peak

Why Investors Are Flocking To Turkey

Venture capitalists and private equity firms are spending more and more time in Istanbul and that doesn’t look likely to change any time soon. The country is not only producing domestic e-commerce giants, it is starting to build companies with traction in other emerging markets. The domestic market holds lots of promise: mobile phone penetration

Turkey Is The New Hot Destination For Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

When some 300 participants gather for the annual meeting of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players’  annual conference in Istanbul April 15- 16 they will hear about hot Turkish ventures in sectors ranging from the Internet to electric cars.  Expect them to take out their checkbooks.