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.
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.
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.