500+ Angel investors, CVCs and VCs in Istanbul

Startup Istanbul scan startup applications from 165 countries to connect the best ones with the investors. Investors meet startups during mentorships, demo day or conference day. Your qualified deal flow will be there, don't miss it.

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Investors who seek early and growth stage startup are gathering in Startup Istanbul to monitor the most promising startups of the region in 4 days. Get your tickets now.

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This has been one of the most exiting events that I have been to in a while. Because not only is a bit wonderful about the startups here in Turkey which are very impressive and of themselves but the collection of amazing entrepreneurs from almost every country... — Christopher Schroeder

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    Y Combinator

    Y Combinator is an American seed accelerator, started in March 2005. Fast Company has called YC "the world's most powerful start-up incubator". Fortune has called Y Combinator "a spawning ground for emerging tech giants"

    500 Startups

    500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with ~$200M in assets under management. 500 have invested in a wide variety of technology startups all over the world, currently over 1,400 companies since their inception in 2010.

    Techstars

    Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion.

    Naspers Group

    Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world operating in more than 130 countries. Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities. Naspers has invested in, acquired or built, including Avito, Brainly, Codecademy, eMAG, Flipkart, letgo, Media24, Movile, MultiChoice, OLX, PayU, ShowMax, SimilarWeb, Twiggle, and Udemy.

    Microsoft Ventures

    Microsoft Ventures is the venture capital arm of Microsoft, currently investing in technology companies (Series A and beyond) in North America and Israel.

    The Abraaj Group

    The Abraaj Group is an investor group operating in the growth markets of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Turkey. Founded in 2002 and have pioneered the private equity industry in many of the markets where it operates.

    Intel Capital

    Intel Capital is a division of Intel Corporation, set up to manage corporate venture capital, global investment, mergers and acquisitions. Intel Capital makes equity investments in a range of technology startups and companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, mobility, consumer Internet, digital media and semiconductor manufacturing.

    Atomico

    Atomico is an international investment firm, focused on helping the world’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders. Founded in 2006, Atomico has made over 75 investments including Supercell and Klarna. Atomico's team of investors and advisors includes founders of six billion dollar companies, and operational leaders from Skype and Google to Uber, Facebook and Spotify.

    Qualcomm Ventures

    Qualcomm Ventures (QCV) was formed in 2000 to make investments in startups that are operating in categories which are future growth vectors for Qualcomm. QCV today has over 160 active companies in its portfolio and has generated significant financial returns in last 16 years including five billion dollar+ exits (Invensense, NQ Mobile, Waze, Fitbit, Cruise Automation) in last five years alone.

    Google Ventures

    GV, formerly Google Ventures, is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet Inc. and provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies. The firm operates independently from Google and makes financially driven investment decisions. GV seeks to invest in startup companies in a variety of fields ranging from the Internet, software, and hardware to life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, transportation, cyber security and agriculture.

    Accel Partners

    Accel is a leading early and growth-stage venture capital firm, powering a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. Founded in 1983, Accel brings more than three decades of experience building and supporting hundreds of companies.

    Hummingbird Ventures

    Hummingbird Ventures is a venture capital fund for high-growth digital media and software companies. With a presence in London, Ghent and Istanbul, Hummingbird provides swift access to the operational resources and advice needed to build the tech companies of tomorrow.

    Oasis 500

    Oasis500 is a leading early stage and seed investment company, the first of its kind in Jordan and the MENA region. Oasis500 program includes entrepreneurship training, mentorship guidance, business incubation and acceleration, and additional follow-on investment and funding if required, turning new business ideas into startups and helping existing entrepreneurs grow their companies with our angel investor and mentor networks.

    Earlybird Venture Capital

    Established in 1997, Earlybird currently manages over €700 million ($900 million) in assets. It has backed more than 100 companies, some of which have sparked significant innovations in business and technology and resulted in large-scale IPOs and trade sales.

    MENA Venture Investments

    Mena Venture Investments (MVI) is an angel fund that invests in early stage startups with strong growth potential in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region and beyond. MVI works with entrepreneurs to build solid, scalable businesses and ensure access to capital at early stages of a venture to fuel their growth. Beyond financial investment, MVI offers support through mentorship, access to markets, networks, and clients, as well as cross-border operational support.

    Beenos

    Beenos is a platform for startups. Beenos' in-house team of entrepreneurs-in-residence and specialists help you get your ideas off the ground. As the experts in engineering, design, data science, and business management, they know how to launch a company in this ever changing IT industry, and like to help establish and expand present and future business.

    Samurai Incubate

    Samurai Incubate invests in early-stage start-ups and provides support in management, marketing, sales and HR. Launched in 2008, to support early-stage start-ups in the areas of management, marketing, sales, human resources, and finances.

    IFC World Bank Group

    IFC VC’s direct equity and early stage investments are meant to create a continuum so that the accelerated businesses that make it can also go further and attract additional sources of finance. IFC initially targets startups and seed funds in “medium-sized markets” such as Nigeria, Egypt, Mexico, Argentina, and Ukraine.

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    Why should you come to Startup Istanbul?

    Here's what you can expect from your 4 days at Startup Istanbul as an investor

    Selected Startups

    Promising 100 early stage startups selected out of 25,000 applications from 135 countries.

    Networking

    Not only do you get to network with inspiring entrepreneurs, but you can also network with investors, and industry professionals.

    Best Opportunities to Invest

    Invest in the best startups and generate enhanced investment returns for your investment portfolio.

    Istanbul

    Enjoy Istanbul, a major gateway between Europe and Asia, is Turkey’s economic center of gravity. To visit this city leaves one with unforgettable memories.
    Startup Istanbul offers investors the comfort of working with similar interests and take an active role in promising new companies.