Investment Office Showcases Investment Opportunities in Turkish Startup Ecosystem

​The event titled "#2 in Europe at Seed Stage Investing: Dive Deep into the Turkish Startup Scene," hosted by the Investment Office, took place at the Turkish Embassy in London, drawing participation from the Turkish and UK business communities. The reception featured an in-depth overview of Türkiye​'s startup ecosystem, one-on-one meetings with representatives from various companies, and keynote addresses by the Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom Osman Koray Ertaş.

In his remarks, Ertaş invited international investors and venture capital funds to invest in priority sectors such as technology, green energy, and manufacturing in Türkiye, adding, "Become part of Türkiye's success story. Türkiye's dynamic, resilient, and innovative ecosystem is ready to embrace investors. Together, we can unlock the potential of Turkish startups."

Highlighting Türkiye's strategic location and energy and logistics infrastructure, Ertaş noted that Türkiye continues to serve as a regional investment hub. He also emphasized that Istanbul has become a global technology center and that Turkish startups are gaining international recognition.

Investment Office Financial Investments Unit Manager Ahmet Cüneyt Selçuk also underscored the significant opportunities Türkiye offers for financial investors, stating, "The Turkish startup ecosystem has attracted USD 4 billion in investments over the past three years. In 2023 alone, with USD 722 million invested in early-stage startups, Türkiye ranked as the 11th largest country in Europe in this domain."

Following the keynotes, three panels were held to discuss the success stories of Türkiye's unicorns, the fintech sector, and collaboration opportunities between international and Turkish funds. These panels were moderated by executives from venture capital funds, including 500 Emerging Europe, Revo Capital, and 212.​

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