Türkiye’s tech ecosystem has experienced one of the fastest growth among EMEA countries, increasing in value by 10x in five years.
Türkiye now stands out as one of the top ecosystems in MENA for VC investment raised and value created, with Istanbul and the Marmara region serving as its primary hubs.
In 2021, venture capital investment in Turkish startups experienced a significant surge, growing more than 8x since 2020. 2022 was marked by a slowdown, though levels of investment were still high as rapid delivery giant Getir raised $768M in Q1 in a Series E round.
Early and breakout stage funding are steadily growing, reaching an all time high in 2022
Access early-stage funding rounds into Türkiye startups here on the platform.
Access breakout-stage funding rounds into Türkiye startups here on the platform.
Access scaleup-stage funding rounds into Türkiye startups here on the platform.
Gaming is one of the fastest growing industries in Türkiye and ranks 2nd for VC investment raised in 2022, with mobile gaming at its center, with companies Dream Games, Spyke Games, Manc Games and Ace Games all raising breakout or late stage rounds.
Explore Turkish startups by industry following the link here.
The following showcases the top investor into the Turkish startup ecosystem based on the number of investments in the last five years , with the number one investor indexed to 100. The top three investors are crowdfunding platform Fonbulucu, followed by US VC Keiretsu Forum and Turkish VC Alesta Investment.
Explore the data for the most active investors here on the platform.
Türkiye ranks 2nd in MENA for total VC investment raised in between 2019 and 2023.
In the last two years, Türkiye is showing more resilience than other top MENA countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Reports: Türkiye ecosystem report 2023
Reports: Healthtech in the MENA region
Reports: Browse all MENA focused reports on Dealroom
Dealroom Data: Explore all Turkish funded companies
Dealroom Data: Explore all funding rounds in Turkish startups