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Supports growth stage startups who have developed their initial business and operational capabilities in Turkey, but have the ability to scale up their model to global reach, without replicating the operational structures in new markets.
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Focused to certain territory and tech vertical.
Accelerator Establishment & Management.
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Is the only corporate digital currency investment structure, not only in our country but also in our near region which offers ‘’optimum allocation and maximum security’’ service.
Bogazici Ventures, which stands out with investments in domestic technologies within the entrepreneurship ecosystem, takes a step into popular NFT works and digital art as new areas of investment after fintech, health, security, and gaming.
Gulliver’s Games, a mobile game studio focused on hybrid casual and tycoon game genres, consists of a young and dynamic team. The team led by Doğan Akdağ, who has gained experience in successful companies such as Peak Games and King Games, is highly competent and visionary. After investment, the team is planning to expand with new equally competent and dynamic teammates to join them.
Founded by Cem Köne and Can Köne in 2011, Funrika has been developing mobile-oriented games since its establishment and finally achieved success with the game Top Race.
Announcing the investment news for the first time on Youtube, Boğaziçi Ventures hosted Cem Köne and Can Köne who are the founding partners of Funrika, and talked about hybrid and hypercasual games’ place in the market, business model, future and trends.
Mafia Games, which develops chance and skill based games, is aiming to accelerate its global growth with this investment.
Bogazici Ventures contributes to the growth of the ecosystem by investing in technologies that can scale rapidly in international markets through its BV Growth fund, which invests in Gaming, Fintech, Retail Technologies and Digital Health and has invested 400.000 USD in Mafia Games which was founded by Fatih Polat and Serkan Aksu. Mafia Games generally focuses on development of chance and skill-based games.
Barakatech, which is a leading software startup providing a SuperApp platform and an API marketplace to companies, raised 500.000 USD from Bogazici Ventures
Out of 94 investments made in Turkey in 2019, fintech has the highest share with 17 investments. SuperApps which are continuing to grow in the Asia market and still have a high potential globally, provide a solution for low user retention rates as they have lots of features users need while generally keeping their focus on fintech and digital payment.
If you have a digital product and want to get into global markets, you are faced with two challenges. The ﬁrst one is while your cost of acquiring a user is 1 USD for example, this amount can go up to 10, 20, or 50 USD when you start scaling. When you spend a 1000 USD budget for a campaign and you get users from 1 USD and you start to scale a little bit, you will face the problem that every technology company faces and you will see that your estimates are not keeping up.
CC Media House is positioned as one of the new leading media companies of Turkey and the MENA Region. The company focuses on content producers and engages in marketing efforts that provide rapid results to brands and influencers through interaction optimization. CC Media House also designs disruptive technology products for brands and influencers.
MenaPay aims to serve as the primary payment method for 18 countries and over 350 million people who do not use banks in the Middle East and North Africa and offer a completely transparent, secure, and fast product with the perfect use of blockchain technology. The blockchain-based mobile payment system MenaPay, provides a new generation of payment experience for both individual users and businesses.
Aslında emtia piyasalarını ve tarımsal hammadde fiyatlarını yazmak isterdim ama önceliği ilk önce gerçekten neyin ne olduğunu bilmeyen, bilgi sahibi olmadan fikir sahibi olarak başkalarını etkileyen “influencer” zehrinden zihinleri kurtarmakla başlamak gerekiyor.
We would like to thank Boğaziçi Ventures team for their sincere support both in our financial processes and in networking!
KEREM KALKANCI, Co-Founder