Tag Archives: Turkey startup ecosystem

A VC perspective on Turkey’s startup ecosystem since 2011

Numan Numan from 212, our co-investor in Insider, Hemenkiralik, and Hotelrunner, recently wrote back-to-back blog posts on his learnings from helping pioneer the venture capital ecosystem in Turkey.

Founded in 2011, 212 is one of the earliest VC funds dedicated to Turkey. This gives Numan a valuable perspective on what it takes to invest in startups in a young and fast developing ecosystem. In his posts, Numan identifies four key success factors including the importance of trust, adopting a pioneering attitude, resilience, and cultural understanding.

You can read the first post here and the second post here.

Hasan on TechInside

My partner Hasan recently gave an interview to TechInside.

In the interview, Hasan shares his thoughts on the current state of the Turkish startup ecosystem as well as predictions for its future, his recommendations for entrepreneurs, and the business models which he finds attractive.

You can watch the 4 minute piece in Turkish below.

A look at Turkey’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

Wamda Capital, our partners in Modanisa, Insider, Kapgel, and Volt recently hosted a podcast between Kaan Kalipci from Wamda, Hande Cilingir from Insider, and myself.

In the podcast, we talk primarily about Turkey’s startup ecosystem. However, we also touch on the MENA region.

You can listen to the full 42 minute podcast below. Thanks to Wamda for hosting us on their platform.