Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Turkiye / April 1 – 7

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Last week, 8 Turkish startups received investment in the entrepreneurship ecosystem and 2 secondary transaction has been made. The headquarters of the startups that received investment were distributed as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and California. 1 venture capital investment fund was also established.

The vertical distribution of the startups receiving investment is as follows:

1 E-Commerce & Software

1 Mobility

1 Human Resources & Wellness

1 Biotechnology

1 Waste Management

1 Artificial Intelligence Technologies

1 Mobile Gaming

1 Advertising Services

News of the Week

Last week, 1 Venture Capital Investment Fund (GSYF) received establishment permission.

In the Turkish Capital Markets Board (CBM) newsletter published on Thursday, April 4th; It was announced that 1 portfolio company received establishment permission for 1 venture capital investment fund.

Permitted Funds:

🎯 New generation e-commerce infrastructure ikas raised $20 million.

New generation e-commerce infrastructure ikas, has raised $20 million in Series A funding round. The investment round was led by IFC and Re-Pie Portföy.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: IFC, Re-Pie Portföy

Co-founders: Mustafa Namoğlu, Ömercan Çelikler, Tugay Karaçay, Umut Ozan

Headquarters: Ankara

🎯 Connected mobility startup Comodif raised funding with $7 million valuation.

Comodif, which provides services in the field of connected mobility technologies, has raised funding with $7 million valuation from Arz Portföy.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: $7.000.000

Investors: Arz Portföy

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Employee wellbeing platform Wellbees raised funding.

Wellbees, a new generation employee well-being platform that contributes to employees feeling good in their social and business lives, has raised an investment in pre-Series A bridge funding round, led by Sabancı Ventures. 212, Enocta and angel investors in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Sabancı Ventures, 212, Enocta, angel investors

Co-founders: Melis Abacıoğlu, Seçil Gürcüoğlu, Kerem Gönülkırmaz

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Biotechnology startup Kybele’s Garden raised $250.000.

Kybele’s Garden, which operates in the field of algae biotechnology and focuses on agricultural food and cosmetic products, has raised $250.000 in pre-Seed funding round from Hatcher+Sente Ventures and an undisclosed angel investor.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Hatcher+, Sente Ventures

Co-founders: Fırat Alkan, Aygen Savaş Alkan

Headquarters: Ankara

🎯 Waste management platform Swatchloop raised funding.

Swatchloop, which develops waste management solutions, has raised funding from Founder One.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Founder One

Co-founders: Gökberk Devrim, Güneş Sayıt, Servet Gül

Headquarters: Izmir

🎯 Image recognition-based solutions provider Vispera raised $500.000.

Vispera, which develops artificial intelligence-based visual recognition solutions, has raised $500.000 from APY Ventures Bilişim Vadisi GSYF.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: APY Ventures Bilişim Vadisi GSYF

Co-founders: Prof. Dr. Aytül Erçil, Dr. Ceyhun Burak Akgül

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Mobile games developer Mixer Games raised funding with $5 million valuation.

Mixer Games, which develops mobile games to increase interaction between players, has raised funding with $5 million valuation in bridge round. The investment round was joined by Diffusion Capital Partners, WePlay Ventures and 3 angel investors, including John Wright.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: $5.000.000

Investors: Diffusion Capital Partners, WePlay Ventures, angel investors

Co-founders: Alican Karaman, Eren Erenoğlu 

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 SaaS platform Enhencer raised $1 million.

Enhencer, which develops artificial intelligence-based advertising solutions, has raised $1 million. The investment round was led by Diffusion Capital Partners, with participation from Boğaziçi Ventures and Mert Kaçmaz.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Diffusion Capital Partners, Boğaziçi Ventures, Mert Kaçmaz

Co-founders: Olcay Öztürk

Headquarters: California / United States

🛒 Re-Pie Portföy acquires Modanisa.

Portfolio management company Re-Pie Portföy has acquired e-commerce and online clothing platform Modanisa.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Re-Pie Portföy

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: Istanbul

🛒 Paribu acquires Kriptomeda.

Cryptocurrency trading platform Paribu has acquired web3 and blockchain-focused media company Kriptomeda.

Transaction Type: Acquisition

Investors: Paribu

Co-founders: –

Headquarters: Istanbul

Other News of the Week:

📌 Laton Ventures has launched its first fund of $35 million to invest in gaming startups in Türkiye and around the world.

📌 Tamamliyo, which offers self-service insurance solutions for businesses that want to sell insurance products, will launch to the German market, one of the largest economies in Europe, under the name komlet.io.

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