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4 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Turkey

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 1, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Turkey has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Turkey investing across various sectors and industries.

4 Venture Capital Firms in Turkey

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

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2) Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital is an international early-stage investor backing founders from day 0 to IPO.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Mexico
  • City: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Istanbul, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Singapore, Dubai, Jakarta, Beijing, Mexico City, São Paulo
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Oliver Samwer
  • Industries: Consumer, SaaS, Enterprise, Internet & Mobile, IoT, E-Commerce, Productivity, Supply Chain & Logistics, InsurTech
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 868
  • Number of exits: 59
  • Funds raised: $1,600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Meta, Rocket Internet, LinkedIn

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@globalfounderscapital.com.

3) Bonsai Venture Capital

Bonsai Venture Capital

Bonsai Venture Capital has been investing in early-stage companies since 1999.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Turkey, Belgium, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Colombia
  • City: Riyadh, Brussels, Madrid, Istanbul, Bogotá, Medellín
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Alfonso De León
  • Industries: Gaming, Fintech, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Travel & Hospitality
  • Stages: Early Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: €250,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,500,000
  • Number of investments: 63
  • Number of exits: 38
  • Funds raised: €3,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Frenetic, Signaturit, Miss Tipsi

You can find their website here.

4) 212

212

212 backs late-stage B2B tech companies in Turkey, CEE, and MENA, to scale their company internationally.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Luxembourg, Qatar, Turkey, USA
  • City: Doha, Luxembourg, Arnavutköy, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Numan Numan, Ali Karabey
  • Industries: SaaS, Marketplace, IoT, Climate & Sustainability, DTC
  • Stages: Seed, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 41
  • Number of exits: 11
  • Funds raised: €80,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Bolt, Avatao, Chooch AI

You can find their website here.

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