Author: Işıl Akpınar

Yapısoft, which digitizes business processes of construction companies was funded at a rate of 126 percent in 73 hours and received an investment of $116.961 (2.02 million TL). The startup was founded in Bursa in 2017 by Ceyhun Sezer Coşkun. It operates as a new generation construction sales and management system. It manages the sales and after-sales processes of brands. It offers a digital application area where they can track their customer and financial records. This investment will be used both in marketing activities to increase brand awareness and in expanding the software team. Also see: Recepta, Epoint and Co…

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Refine serves as a react-based web application development startup. 500 Istanbul organized a seed investment tour worth 1 million dollars with the participation of Emre Baran (Cermos) and Burak Emre Kabakçı (Rakam/Liveramp). Refine was founded by Civan Özseyhan, Ömer Faruk Aplak and Eren Erkalkan. With the services it provides, it facilitates the production of in-house software such as reporting screens and admin panels. In this way, the company can save up to 70% on developers’ time. Refine was published as an open library in September of 2021. After a not so long period of time after its publication, Refine has…

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The Take Off Startup Summit, which has been held since 2018, was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, this year. The summit, which was held in Baku Crystal Hall between May 26-28, hosted many international startups, international technology leaders, global investors and multinational companies that find a place in the ecosystem. A total of 292 applications were received from 32 different countries for the competition within the scope of the Take Off summit. Afterwards, a total of 50 startups from 7 countries were selected for the competition. Startups that passed the preliminary evaluation were entitled to receive masterclass trainings…

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Mükellef will expand its field of activity in the global market under the name Workhy. With Workhy, all the needs of entrepreneurs in more than 140 countries from A to Z will be met. Mükellef provides services to entrepreneurs as an online platform for company establishment and management of all financial processes in European Union countries, in addition to Turkey, USA, England, as well as Estonia. From now on, it will continue to work abroad under the name Workhy. The Workhy team, which will meet the needs of entrepreneurs in more than 140 countries end-to-end, will also carry its experience…

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Kolay İK serves as a human resources and personnel management software. In the investment tour led by Eksim Ventures, Kolay İK received an investment of 1.9 million Euros with the participation of investors such as Gözde Tech Ventures, Maxis Innovative Venture Capital Investment Fund, Aktif Ventures’ Mindvest Fund and Galata Business Angels. Kolay İK has grown 3 times on a company basis during the pandemic period, which forced many companies and the market. Since the end of 2015, the company has been assisting businesses in 18 countries with their human resources processes. With its growing number of solution partners, Kolay…

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Kavak was founded by Ottati, a former executive of Amazon. Now the company, which is one of the biggest unicorns in Latin America, bought the the Turkish startup Garajsepetini. With this, it made a very assertive and strong entry into the used car market in Turkey. The company has also invested half a million dollars in the market. The group, which named its company in Turkey as Carvak, aims to establish a leadership from the Middle East to Africa with this move. Kavak is a company that directs the second-hand automotive sector with the model it has created. The company…

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Turkish startup DigitalWisers, which matches job postings and candidates through talent hunters, received an investment of 5 million euros from its investment tour. The investment tour was realized by investors participating in the country and abroad. DigitalWisers uses AI-powered algorithms to match job postings with the best candidates in the talent scouts portfolio. Thus, it is a smart human resources platform that aims to complete the recruitment process as soon as possible. Also see: ‘iyi yaşa’ Receives $755K Investment “We will use the investment in the development of the platform infrastructure and algorithm, growing the team, creating effective sales-marketing activities…

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Aktif Bank subsidiary Aktif Ventures supported Fintech startups with Mindvest venture capital fund. Aktif Bank’s subsidiary Aktif Ventures’ new investment was in F-Ray, which took X-rays of the financial sector. F-Ray serves stock market investors with the f-rayscoring.com platform, and financial institutions and the real sector with the jetscoring.com platform. With this investment, It will be able to progress to its global targets much faster. Aktif Bank’s subsidiary Aktif Ventures not only offers service model banking to startups, but also provides the technology, infrastructure, license, growth and investment solutions they need under a single roof. Aktif Bank subsidiary Aktif Ventures;…

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Trendyol, one of the leading e-commerce platforms in Turkey and the world, is accelerating its international growth and e-export plans. In this context, the company opened its first overseas office in Berlin. It aims to introduce “100% Made in Turkey” products to customers in different geographies by expanding to foreign markets. In addition, the e-commerce platform aims to reach a global sales volume of $ 1 billion in 2023. Turkey’s first Decacorn will hire more than 200 employees in Berlin to expand its business in Germany and the rest of Europe. Providing information about the future plans of the e-commerce…

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According to the information given by Craftgate, the startup received a total investment of 2 million dollars in the seed investment tour it organized. This investment round was led by APY Ventures. It was founded by the Craftbase team in 2020. The startup, which is a cloud-based payment gateway, has grown by 1200% in the last year. Ak Portfolio Venture Capital and Boğaziçi Ventures also participated in the investment round led by APY Ventures. Within the investment, Craftgate received an investment of 500 thousand dollars each from Ak Portfolio Venture Capital and Boğaziçi Ventures and 1 million dollars from APY…

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