We want to help the best companies scale globally

We want to help the best companies scale globally

Defensible tech companies that fuel talent arbitrage

500 Istanbul aims to help the talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses. Our mission is to back seed-stage technology companies targeting sizeable markets and help them scale globally. 500 Istanbul aims to invest early and help companies grow through follow-on investment and support in business development, team growth and international expansion, utilizing the 500 Global network.

3 Unicorns
40 Portfolio companies

Data on this page is approximated based on available internal records and estimates as at October 22, 2020 and has not been independently verified. No representation or warranty is made as to the accuracy, completeness or exhaustiveness of the data.

US $1.1B+ Total Capital Raised
2,000+ Jobs Created
97% Export Revenue
33% Female Founders

Meet a few of our portfolio companies


BuyBuddy is a digital transformation partner in retail, specializing in smart IoT solutions for offline shopping.


Insider helps marketers drive growth with their AI-powered Growth Management Platform.


Firefly is the street-level digital media platform that connects audiences with dynamic media on taxis and rideshare vehicles.

Carbon Health

Carbon Health is a modern, tech-enabled healthcare company transforming the primary care, urgent care, and virtual care experience.


BillionToOne is a precision diagnostics company with the mission to make molecular diagnostics more accurate, efficient, and accessible for all.

FX Cubic

FxCubic Liquidity Engine is a full-price and trade processor currently integrated to most commonly used industry-leading liquidity providers.


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