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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Christopher Schroeder
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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    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?

    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.


    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.


    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.