Weekly Startup Ecosystem Overview in Turkiye / January 22 – 28

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Last week, 8 Turkish startups received investment in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The headquarters of the startups that received investment were distributed as Istanbul, San Francisco and Los Angeles. 4 venture capital investment fund was also established.

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

2 Artificial Intelligence

1 Financial Technologies

1 Energy

1 Travel Tech

1 Baby Care

1 Software

1 Biotechnology

Last week, 4 Venture Capital Investment Fund (GSYF) received establishment permission.

In the Turkish Capital Markets Board (CBM) newsletter published on Thursday, January 25th; It was announced that 2 portfolio company received establishment permission for 4 venture capital investment fund.

Permitted Funds:

Deniz Portföy Yönetimi AŞ Oxtech Sustainable Technology Investments Venture Capital Investment Fund

Hedef Portföy Yönetimi AŞ Ekin Venture Capital Investment Fund

Hedef Portföy Yönetimi AŞ Findoor Venture Capital Investment Fund

Hedef Portföy Yönetimi AŞ Fontr Venture Capital Investment Fund

News of the Week

🎯 Robotics-based technologies developer Pubinno raised funding.

Pubinno, which develops ai and robotics-based technologies with the aim of digitalizing the restaurant and bar industry end-to-end, has raised an investment in bridge funding round from twozero Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: twozero Ventures

Co-founders: Can Algül

Headquarters: San Francisco

🎯 Artificial Intelligence startup Fume raised $500.000.

Fume, which offers ai-supported automation tools for software teams, has raised $500.000 from Y Combinator.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Y Combinator

Co-founders: Emre Güçer, Metehan Öz

Headquarters: San Franciso

🎯 Financial technology startup Turan raised 35 million TL.

Turan, which provides users living in Turkish states with access to financial solutions, has raised 35 million TL in follow-up funding round, led by United Payment. APY Ventures also participated in the investment round.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: United Payment, APY Ventures

Co-founders: Özgür Bayraktar

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Digital energy platform Apollo IoT raised $810.000.

Apollo, which offers pioneering artificial intelligence-based solutions in the field of energy monitoring and sustainability, has raised $810.000 from Nevzat Aydın, entrepreneurs and angel investors.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: $13.500.000

Investors: Nevzat Aydın, entrepreneurs, angel investors

Co-founders: Ezgi Eylül Hasvatan Gavas, Burak Gavas

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Travel platform Turna.com raised funding.

Turna, which helps users compare flight tickets and purchase tickets for their travels on a single platform, has raised funding from Manivela Ventures.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Manivela Ventures

Co-founders: Dr. Kadir Kırmızı 

Headquarters: Istanbul

🎯 Personalized new parent platform Cubtale raised $500.000.

Cubtale, which aims to make baby care easier by offering personalized guidance to new parents, has raised $500.000 from Cem Sibay and Esat Sibay.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Cem Sibay, Esat Sibay

Co-founders: Selin Tamer, Duygu Karaoğlan Altop

Headquarters: Los Angeles

🎯 EV users payment platform Bluedot raised funding.

Bluedot, which offers a special payment platform for electric vehicle users, has raised funding from Revo Capital.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: Revo Capital

Co-founders: Selinay Filiz Parlak, Furkan Ali Yalçın, Ferhat Babacan

Headquarters: San Francisco

🎯 Biotechnology startup Plastic Move raised funding.

Plastic Move, which produces environmentally friendly bioplastic raw materials from starch-based waste, has raised funding from The Purest Solutions.

Transaction Type: Investment

Valuation: –

Investors: The Purest Solutions

Co-founders: Büşra Köksal

Headquarters: Istanbul

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