Türkiye Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

  • Istanbul, the highest ranked city in Türkiye, gained momentum and moved up 3 places this year (among European cities)
  • Istanbul ranks among Europe's top 5 technology capitals.
  • Türkiye has great potential as a country that is getting closer to realizing its ambitions. In particular, Istanbul's international ecosystem is expected to soon transform into the startup hub of the MENA region.

Source: startups.watch

Verticals Most Preferred (Established) by Entrepreneurs in Turkey

  • In the last 5 years, the verticals with the highest number of startups established were game and fintech. In terms of technology and infrastructure, SaaS and AI were hot topics for entrepreneurs.
  • Deeptech and healthtech will make a serious leap in the coming period with the newly established structures of technology parks.
  • In terms of deal size; grocery delivery, game, AI, SaaS and marketingtech were hot topics of first half of 2022. In terms of deal count; fintech, SaaS, AI, Game and eCommerce were hot topics of first half of 2022.


The Most Funded Turkish Startups in 2022

clickmelive.com  dusyeri.com  dreamgames.com easycep.com fomo.gs getir.com useinsider.com angelicthegame.com getmidas.com  ode.al  

Breakdown Of 1.39 Billion Dollars Of Funding Received In 2022

Local Investors

Global Investors

Investment Amount

Initial Invesment

Female Co- Founder

  • A total of 563 investments including angel investors
  • A total of 110 global investors, including angel investors have invested
  • Startups with at least one female cofounder received a total investment of 239 Million Dollars
  • 61% (96 startups) of the startups that received investment this year received investment for the first time
  • 27% of the startups that received investment this year have at least one female co-founder

Institutions and Organisations Investing in Turkish Startups

  • 212 Ventures
  • 500 Istanbul
  • ACT Venture Partners
  • Ak Portföy Yönetimi
  • Alesta Yatırım
  • Angel Effect
  • Animoca Brands
  • APY Ventures
  • Atempo Growth
  • Authority
  • Balderton Capital
  • Boğaziçi Ventures
  • Colendi
  • D4 Ventures
  • DEG
  • Earlybird Venture Capital
  • EBRD
  • EGİAD Melekleri
  • Endeavor Catalyst
  • Esas Ventures
  • Escort Teknoloji Yatırım
  • Esor Investments
  • Everyrealm
  • Finberg
  • Galata Business Angels
  • Garena
  • Geometri Melek Yatırım
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Griffin Gaming Partners
  • Growth Fund
  • HiVC
  • Index Ventures
  • JAM Fund
  • Kalyon VC
  • Keiretsu Forum Türkiye
  • Khaira Capital
  • KT Portföy Yönetimi
  • Kültepe Yatırım
  • LEAP Investment
  • Libertus Capital
  • Logo Ventures
  • Ludus VC
  • Makers Fund
  • Mindvest
  • Mubadala, Abu Dhabi
  • Öncü GSYO
  • Pantera Capital
  • Paribu Ventures
  • PlatformXIT
  • Qatar Investment
  • QIA
  • Re-Pie Portföy
  • Revo Capital
  • Riverwood Capital
  • Sabancı Ventures
  • Salt Pay
  • ScaleX Ventures
  • Sequoia
  • Solana Ventures
  • Spark Capital
  • StartersHUB
  • Startupfon
  • TechOne VC
  • Tiger Global Management
  • Twozero Ventures
  • Wamda Capital
  • Yıldız Ventures