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Etohum Fund 2011 investments

The Etohum Fund that we established last year with etohum angel investors made 2 investments this year. Gideros Mobile and Pembepanjur.com.

Pembepanjur.com (detailed information), a website presenting scientific match-ups to its members for “long term and serious relationships” which was founded in 2010 by Haluk Akın and Seda Berber and Gideros Mobile (detailed information), a development platform enabling game developers to code their games once and release it simultaneously in more than one platform which was founded by Deniz Aslı Soykurum Çetin and Atılım Çetin were the two ventures that Etohum Fund invested in during 2011.

Angel investors comprised of Yemeksepeti.com founders Nevzat Aydın and Melih Ödemiş, Gittigidiyor founders Burak Divanlıoğlu and Serkan Borançılı, Cimri.com founder Aydonat Atasever, Magnet founding partner Ersan Özer, Nokta.com founding partners Tümay Asena, Burçin Didinedin, Mynet founder Emre Kurttepeli, Mackolik.com founding partners Erdem Yurdanur and Tarkan Onar, Reklamz founder Orkun Tekin, Markafoni founding partner Sina Afra, Youth Republic founding partner Kerim Türe, investor Dr. Haluk Elçi, Yonja.com founder Kerim Baran, Ari Keşişoğlu who is continuing his career in the internet sector abroad and etohum.com founder Burak Büyükdemir partnered in the 2 investments selected during 2010 to which Etohum fund will invest in.

Etohum which was founded to increase the number of internet ventures in Turkey, support entrepreneurs and to create a marketplace for entrepreneurs and investors thus creating and developing an internet ecosystem conducts detailed studies every year in order to determine the 15 internet ventures that will be invested in. In 2010 a total of 2.200 internet entrepreneurs applied to etohum and a shortlist of 40 ventures were selected from among the 200 candidates who were first selected for face to face interviews. In January, these short listed entrepreneurs made presentations to the founders of the etohum fund. Ventures which will be invested in were selected during the Rixos Etohum camp organized in Antalya during February.

2011 – 2012 etohum applications and interviews will continue during August – December. The 40 internet ventures that will be selected will make their presentations to etohum angel investors in January 2012. Following the initial partnering process for most of the etohum 40 ventures we aim to go for second round investments and increase the number of invested ventures in the following year.

─ July 13, 2011