Beyond Payment

Innovation has been, without question, one factor behind the excitement about entrepreneurship worldwide. From the microchip to the iPhone, the personal computer to virtual reality, new technologies have pushed progressed forward – and transformed our lives.

Among the biggest transformation: social mobility. Millions across the globe have moved out of poverty into the middle class. That is certainly true in Turkey and its surrounding region.

The biggest impact of the middle class? Spending.

The middle class has fueled growth in consumer products, in services, on the Internet – and, most importantly, in payments.

How people pay for goods and services has created the hottest startup opportunities.

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iyzico raises $13m in Series C round


We are pleased to announce iyzico raised USD13 million in a round led by Vostok Emerging Finance with participation from 212 Capital Partners and International Finance Corporation.

Vostok Emerging Finance is a part of Vostok New Ventures with more than USD600 million of Net Asset Value and investments including BlaBlaCar, Gett and Delivery Hero.

For press release and news links:

Full Press Release

http://tech.eu (English)

https://webrazzi.com (Turkish)

Yorulduk

 

“Yorulduk…”

Yakından takip etme fırsatım olan bir girişimin kurucu ortağı 4 yılı aşkın süredir devam eden süreci böyle özetledi.

Oldukça kalabalık, rekabetin yüksek olduğu bir sektörde çalışıyorlar. Sürdürülebilir, kaliteli, zamanında üretim başından beri uğraştıkları problemler arasında. Düşük miktarda üretim yaptırabildikleri için farklı ve küçük atölyelerle çalışabildiler, bu da hayatlarını daha da zorlaştırdı.

Çok iyi bir ekipler; biri teknik, diğeri tasarım ve üretim tarafında, iki ortak dengeli bir yapı kurdular.

Ama yoruldular.

 

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Solvoyo Secures New Investment

 

Boston, March 5, 2014 – For Immediate Release

Solvoyo, a leading cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of Supply Chain Planning and Optimization solutions, today announced the successful completion of an investment by 3TS Capital Partners and the Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative (iVCi), joined by existing investors, 212 Capital Partners.

The company is headquartered in Boston, USA and has significant R&D presence in Istanbul, Turkey. The new capital will be deployed to expand Solvoyo’s operations in North America and Europe.

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