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.

20-23 October 2017 At the center of the world, Istanbul

Qualified deal flow for top-tier investors

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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Dave McClure
This year Startup Istanbul seems bigger than ever, more companies from more places, more countries, Africa Asia Europe.. Huge event — Dave McClure

Previous Years Speakers, Mentors & Investors

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    Featured Previous Investors, VCs and CVCs

    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 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.

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    Why should you come to Startup Istanbul Conference?

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


    Promising 100 early stage startups selected out of 16.000 applications.

    80+ Countries

    Monitoring startups not from Turkey but from all around the region

    Demo Day

    Private Demo Day on 21 October where only investors join to listen Top 50 startup pitches.

    Catch up

    Startup Istanbul brings many investors from everywhere, join us and catch up with them.
    Our network is made in years and now consists of founders of the biggest internet companies, C-Level executives of technology companies, angel investors