Istanbul Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
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Onur Alp Soner

Founder @countly. Full stack developer. Currently in a close relationship with Node.js and MongoDB.

ID 45812

Ihsan Tayfun Uslu


Founder @sefamerve • Investor @crew, @boni • Advisor at @sailturbine • Studied at @cornell-university, @rochester-institute-of-technology, blog at

ID 58017

Arda Kutsal


Founder @webrazzi, • Investor @naytev @rigetti-quantum-computing-1 @ginkgo-bioworks

ID 268458

Heather R Morgan

Economist, Writer & Globetrotter. Cold emails are my superpower. @500startups

ID 36291

Efe Cakarel


Founder of @mubi. Worked at Goldman Sachs and SAP. @massachusetts-institute-of-technology BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1998. Stanford MBA 2005.

ID 10692

Kaan Aykac

Founder @gezlong, @stanford-graduate-school-of-business MBA, Fulbright Scholar, @bilkent-university EE. Marketing @ HipDigitall, @facebook. International sales @koc-holdings

ID 355938

Levent Cem Aydan

Founder of @oblogi : World's 1st Smart Network. Serial Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker, Crowdsourcing Fanatic.

ID 31298

Matthias Metternich

Co-founder of @believe-in & @brave-is, formerly Client Partner @akqa, Managing Partner @poke-istanbul

ID 34474

Nihan Colak Erol

Co-founder and Vice President of Former founder of, Turkey’s first online business networking platform.

ID 217477

Kaan Karamanci


Seed & Early stage investor and founder. Previously @hunch, @sulia • Studied at @massachusetts-institute-of-technology

ID 164748

Andrew Hyde

Founder @startupweekend • Worked at @techstars, @hackfwd • Studied at @johnson-wales-university

ID 527941

Hilal Koc

Worked at @credit-suisse @google @accenture • Studied at @emory-university @university-of-michigan-ross-school-of-business-1

ID 111541

Berkman Cavusoglu

Co-founder at at @voneks; business consultancy start-up.Ex-VP of DIGITURK;Turkey's biggest pay-TV operator.

ID 92612

Ozer Dolekoglu

Co-Founder of @limk. Building a smarter content marketing platform for future. Part of @startupchile & @rockstart. Obsessed about design, UX - UI.

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Erol Ahmed

Craftsman & Culturalist.

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Oguz Serdar

Co-founder of @limk. Self taught, full-stack developer since he was 14. Formerly writer for @the-next-web. Judge @startupchile. @rockstart alumni.

ID 79364

Emre Sokullu

Bogazici (Turkey) dropout, founded & sold Turkix at the age of 21, came to the US for an internship at @princeton-university,, wrote for RWW, founded @grou-ps

ID 58836

Bulent Tekmen


Entrepreneur, Angel investor

ID 72401

Ulf Waschbusch

Founder Placety, GM / Mobile Head SGN, Chief of Product Garena, Director Mobile Myspace, PMM Google Mobile, Stanford MBA, Berkeley CS

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Habib Haddad


Angel, Entrepreneur, VC. CEO of @wamda, Founder of @yamli, YallaStartup, Young Global Leader

ID 33328

Hulya Karaerkek Kahveci

Co-founder/GM of ARDIC, Inc. Secured private investments & government grants of approx $1MM. Asia-Pac business development experience with @microsoft.

ID 73166

Mustafa Ergen


Investor, Executive, Academic, Entrepreneur

ID 239213

Deyan Dimitrov

Founder of @unioncy. Strongly execution focused serial entrepreneur. Worked at @rocket-internet, @wimdu-gmbh-deleted, @philips, and @ericsson

ID 180809

Orkun Sahmali

Co-founder, CEO and Chief Juggler at

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Hakki Altuntaş

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Haymi Behar


Head of Online Marketing Solutions at Hurriyet Co-Founder @ Boomads & Launched in 2011 Boomads is the largest SMP/blog network in TR & growing fast in Europe. Launched in 2009 Tipeez has quickly become the largest online Tween Community in Turk

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Bora Savas


Investment partner at, serial entrepreneur. EIR at My previous startup ( is acquired by which is Japan's largest product-price data analysis company.

ID 99480

Burak Arikan

Machine readable artist and entrepreneur. Alum @massachusetts-institute-of-technology Media Lab.

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Erden Asena


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Tunc Kahveci

Serial entrepreneur, Co-founder ARDIC, Co-founder iPic Innovations, Founder of Nortel’s Beijing R&D campus (~700 people). Several patents.

ID 115095

Ozgur Alaz


Entrepreneur / Lifehacker. Creating radically better futures with marketing. Cofounder of @promoqube @usefulideasnet

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Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry focused startup accelerators.

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Gordon Quinn

Co-Founder of Addo and iPic Innovations; Former VP/GM IP Communications, Nortel; Former VP SoftSwitch Technology, Nortel; $150MM Global P&L Ownership.

ID 129433

Volkan Karabacak

Founder @universite-plus Studied at @harvard-university, @university-of-cambridge

ID 311269

Baran Dilber

Founder @grupanya

ID 96476

Ersan Özer

Founder of,, @itiraf-com and city based dating network, @istanbul-net, @ankara-net, @izmir-net.

ID 436969

Ali Halabi

Founder & CEO at Volt • Ex- @procter-gamble-2 • Studied at @lebanese-american-university

ID 200738

Victor Bodin

Founder @unioncy, DesignLocks & Eleseri. Online background with execution skills (@rocket-internet). Business background (M&A @jp-morgan, Strategy Consulting)

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Parham Beheshti

Founder @instapio Focused on telecom sector

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Erol Degim


Co-Founder of Product & tech development, with strong business & finance background (BCG, UBS, KOÇ)

ID 130826

Altug Acar

Strong experience in mobile & internet. Director of Services & Bus. Dev. @turkcell. Director of Product Mngmt. @Semotus Solutions. Senior analyst @red-herring

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Usame Döner

Management Student at Bogazici University, Co-Founder of @democratus, FounderEx-President of Bogazıcı Student Association,

ID 400768

Burak Hatipoglu

Founder @giycem-com-1, @grupfoni-com

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Faruk Erdogan

Founder @egitimonline (acquired by Doga Group)

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Arif B.


Founder @limocell, @arfsoft • Investor @limocell

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Goktug Okan Oguz


Founder of @unnado, leading flash sales site for moms and babies in Turkey. Recently exited • Worked at @microsoft, @sony as sales and marketing mgr.

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Dreamer, Investor, Enterpreneur, Chairman of MCD Technology Investments, Founder of @markaport @chasecall @vudubu @myvezne

ID 302220

Rostem Hairedin

Founder Selfish • Worked at @turkcell, @teliasonera, @frumatic

ID 42612

Ant Ekşiler

ex-Deloitte, Lead Front-End Developer @ Nexum, Elite Author @ Themeforest, Founder

ID 5881

Serkan Ünsal


Co-founder of (Acquired by Turkcell). Author of two books about entrepreneurship

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Enrike Nurmammadov

Founder @eepay • Studied at @firat-university

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Veli Hazar

Co-founder @istanbul-1

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Halil Köklü

Team builder and techical leader. Head of Ecommerce Tech @broadmargins. Once @koding. Ex-CTO @namshi.

ID 59504

Serkan Köse

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Human, Co-Founder of (,

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Erman Taylan

PM and Writer @webrazzi • ex Cofounder at Emanova Digital • Worked @turkcell, @bilende @tart-new-media • Studied at @istanbul-bilgi-university-1, @kad-r-has-university

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Fatih Guner

Founder of the leading turkish social media blog, Consultant on Digital Marketing, Public Speaker

ID 406152

Cem Hurturk


Co-founder at and Founded and sold to SMTP, Inc.

ID 132952

Özgür (Oscar) Bayraktar


Bayraktar & Partners, Forbes, Harvard Business Review.

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Damla Kılıçarslan

Founder & CEO @ Cardino Lead R&D Engineer @ Turk Telekom MSc / BSc Electrical and Computer Engineering

ID 151248

Peri Kadaster

Head of Strategy & Marketing in Mobile Commerce. Product marketing, mobile user acquisition, analytics, branding, PR, BD, strategy. McKinsey, HBS MBA, Duke.

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Egehan Gürcan


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Muge Cevik

Entrepreneur, Computer Engineer, Graduated from @istanbul-technical-university

ID 67298

Jerrol Spier

Recruiting Sports & Gaming Leaders.

ID 67748

Emre Eren

Founder of SambaPOS. Developing software for more than 15 years and working on SambaPOS project for 3 years.

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Mujdat Ayoguz

OSI Stack traveller with Nortel, FORE and @laurel-networks. Recently advised telcos on technology and biz strategy & execution. Woisio maker these days.

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Betül Yıldız

Founder Kadını • Worked at @ontarget-digital-solutions, @evmanya-com • Studied at @marmara-university

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Onur Şentüre

co-founder and cpo of @gonna , computer engineer, ux/ui designer.

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Shibo Xu

Unemployed entrepreneur #818. Worked in digital agencies: HUGE and Ekohe. Founder of The Confessional: a series of private and anonymous communities.

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Erdal Bezaroglu

Internet Entrepreneur & Consultant from NYC. Believes CREATiViTY is the main source of iNNOVATiON. Adding VALUE & MEANiNG to SOCEiTY = ULTiMATE SUCCESS

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S. Binici

Worked at @ibm, @deloitte-consulting • Studied at @mit-sloan-school-of-management

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Emre Şahin

Founder and CEO of SocialBulls

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Muhtarcan Goktas

He is CTO of Boomset

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Emre Gonul


Founder @goano • Studied at @american-intercontinental-university

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M.Gökay Borulday

Co-Founder of Giysicini. I am a tech-freak.

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Emre Sen

Founded MUViZi - Studied @chemical-engineering @istanbul-technical-university & @international-business @maastricht-university

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Mehmet Sen

Co-Founder of People define their own trends around mutual interests with different people.

ID 157113

Murat Hakan PATIR

Entrepreneur, Business Developer, Advisor, Experience Linker @bizimleye-1 @tastingmenu

ID 86976

Mert Giray ILHAN

Strategy Consultant - advising top management of private equity and pharmaceutical firms

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Gursel Mandaci - Entrepreneur

Founded , then founded and

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Adnan Veysel Ertemel (PhD)

Founder @whom2go @persona(2003-) • Computer Engineer with PhD in Marketing, Worked at @turkcell, @telenity •Digital MR'g&Lean Instructor @bahcesehir-university

ID 138659

Ziya Cemre Kutluay

Idea farmer, team builder, co-founder.

ID 495457

Fatih Arslan

Founder @geliyoo • Studied at @texas-tech-university

ID 203574

Omer Ucer


CEO & Founder of FutbolBurada • Worked at @ernst-young • Studied at @university-of-virginia

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Altay Tinar

Founder and Managing Director @eniyihekim-com • Worked at @astrazeneca • Studied MBA at @university-of-manchester

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Aspiring web developer and designer, Visited Google in Mountain View and adored the T-rex and the small gardens.

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Rick Shant Köletavitoğlu

Mobile Advertising, International Business & Start-up Experience

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Murat Uğur Kurt

Co-Founder, Clover Game Studio

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Zihni Turgut Guneri


Founder Guneri Investment Holdings LLC , @fountains-recovery-llc • Studied at @concordia-university, @beykent-university

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Cüneyt Yeşilkaya

Co-Founder @livitol @fiyatdegisticom Worked at Turkcell, Obss, Eteration, Onur Yazılım Studied at Dokuz Eylül University

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Mehmet Tatari


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Celik Oren

Founder @benimmagazam, ininal • Worked at @esas-holding-esasli-as, @obacay-pazarlama-a

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Yigit Can Oren

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Can Karatoprak

Co-Founder @youlike

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Didem Yeni

Co Founder of @giysicini.

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Onur Atahan

The Biggest Dude!

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Umut Senoglu

Founder&CEO at @showroom34. Analist & Developer & Consultant ERP project at Fashion industry.

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Ilker Ustuner

Co-Founder @luxybox-1 (CTO/CFO). Worked at @citibank for 10 years (Turkey&Russia). BA in Computer Engineering, MBA on E-commerce. Internet entrepreneur since 2009.

ID 318926

Ali Kutay Yarali

Co-Founder Managing Director at Wallept

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Çağatay Yüksel

Founder @koinim • Worked at @koding, @rocket-internet, @markafoni • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

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Serkan Haşlak

Co-founder @hizliceviri

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Taner Yildirim

Co-founder of @gonnasphere. Entrepreneur, Musician, DJ and Computer Engineer. Mass producer.

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Kubilay Bayraktar

Founder • Worked at @obase-software,intronis,pirelli • Studied at @sakarya-university UNIVERSITY

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Burak Volkan Coskun

Founder/CEO of Walk-in Apps, Inc. Worked at @fidelity-invesments, @hunt-oil • Studied at @midwestern-state-university

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Madeleine Babilie

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Mehmet Yaman

istanbul un 2003 cs, bahcesehir uni mba, worked @CGM,@sony ,@telenity ,@Jforce, self starter, believing to success and passionate entrepreneur

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Semih Tekten

Founder • Studied at @bogazici-university

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Oğuzhan YILMAZ

Founder MaestroPanel, Software Developer, Hosting Automation

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Suleyman Melikoglu

Founder @zulamobile

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Vedat Engin

Founder Reporty • Worked at @vodafone, @baxter-international • Studied at @bogazici-university

ID 209881


American/Turkish. Speaks 4 languages. Durham University Business Finance Graduate. Business development consultant with international experience.

ID 126401

Sarp Erdag

iOS Developer and Entrepreneur. Founder of @apperto. Developer of @piclab and @vidlab-video-editor

ID 125385

Recep Asar

Pimarks Event Management - Founder & CEO

ID 465683

Kevin Campbell

Founder Trans Global Connect @EIU @UIUC

ID 240573

Mehmet Ozkanoglu

Co-founder of BeFunky

ID 133791

Cetin Yilmaz

ID 91114


Founder @eviniz, @baytuk • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

ID 372506

Andre Rabanea

Founder & Creative Ideator at TORKE+CC (creative agency), Founder at Billy The Group (venture capital)

ID 284136

Ilgaz Sumnulu

Founder and CTO of Fikrimuhal Teknolojiler

ID 88748

Samican Tandoğdu

CEO of Fikrimuhal, finance background (PwC Corporate Finance) and front-end experience.

ID 482366

Cenk Duran

Founder • Studied at @baruch-college

ID 312879

Mehmet Melih Karcı

Founder @koinim, @cokhos-1 • Worked at @rocket-internet • Studied at @istanbul-technical-university

ID 163850

Kaan Senol

Founder/CEO Kargoweb•First online shipping service in Turkey. Master in Shipping Management. Strong market background. Worked at @wilhelmsen-maritime-services

ID 114975

Nubi Kay

Internet Entrepreneur and Social Media Strategist. MSc iBusiness - Innovation through ICT at UCD Smurfit Business School 2013/14

ID 524629

Taci Yalcin

Worked at @leo-burnett, @41-29 • Studied at @middle-east-technical-university

ID 74446

Hayri Genc

Co-Founder of @unistaj. Student at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

ID 127292


Simply a web developer with e-commerce exprience

ID 134743


Founder Uniborn, Şarz • Worked at @mappiness, @copypanthers • Studied at @istanbul-kultur-university

ID 107303

Burak Kaynak

Founder @ @playwho // Multi-disciplinary designer, artist and entrepreneur.

ID 165861

İbrahim Yılmaz

MSc Student @galatasaray-university. Founder, Solid Engineering Background • Studied at @ege-university,

ID 46031

Can Erdoğan

Founder @sosyal-gazete, @wopsy • Worked at @h2b-internet-technologies, @efabrika

ID 5336

Dimitar Manevski

Co-founder and CTO @parlakbirgelecek-com

ID 91968

Altug Beser

Co-Founder at Firrla & Go220

ID 421851

Çağdaş Kurultay Kalkan

CEO of Dominox Studio. Founder of Unikolay.

ID 193012

Enes Tanrıöver

Enterpreneur and Web/Mobile Developer

ID 340098

Semih Çolakis

ID 115152

Ekim Yardımlı

ID 82654

Sefa Arslan

Co-Founder&Editor (@sanatt), MIS (@Kadir Has Uni), Int. Business (@HTW Berlin), eCommerce, WebDesign, Photography (

ID 517148


Founder of & & - Deep experience in E-commerce & Payment Systems

ID 82217

Fatih Dönmez

Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Gym Addict

ID 47084

Bulent Tezcan

IT professional/entrepreneur. Internet, mobile, e-commerce applications.

ID 205890

Jeffrey Oduma

With executive experience in project management and marketing, Jeffrey Oduma currently serves as NURUS Regional Sales and Project Manager.

ID 13614

Mesut Darendeli


CEO and President @rhxo-technology-group Founder @reklampazar

ID 93860

Vehbi Öztürk

Founder of Entrepreneur, lean startup, interaction design

ID 356127


ID 270694

Adem Çakmakçı

Founder Lucror • Worked at @sony, @foreks @Nexum @Anadolu Sigorta @MetGlobal. Experienced in IT industry in different positions mostly on business analysis.

ID 121217

#crowdsourcing #crowdfunding

ID 166465

Mertcan İşler

Entrepreneur and Blogger - Founder @is-taxi

ID 462489

Samet Okuv

Studied at @trakya-university

ID 243739

Marwan Ayoub

Founder Pizzamente • Worked at @philips, @euro-rscg

ID 58890

Mustafa ALKAN

Social Media Analyst

ID 494365

Mustafa Özcan

CEO & Founder at

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ilyas kuzu


Co-Founder @weople

ID 87227

Kaan Tz

Co-Founder @veslabs

ID 178034


Founder @sorarlar, @eftal-gezer-blog • Worked at @baba-giri-im-1

ID 63123


Founder @dooing

ID 69443

Atilla Coskun

Team member of @a-a-project-office.

ID 115492

Murat Goldstayn


Worked at @alarko-development-group, Bolge Direktoru @remax. Investor @ea-real-estate, @som-appraisal, @prestigious-properties.

ID 89965

Onur Onat

Founder of

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