We want to help the best founders get to the global scale

500 Istanbul is an early-stage VC fund focused on defensible technology companies created by Turkish and Southeast European teams. The fund’s mission is to back seed-stage technology companies targeting sizeable markets and help them scale globally.

500 Istanbul will be the first institutional investor, will continue to invest and provide intangible support, through the 500 Startups network, in terms of business development, team growth, and international expansion.

About Us

500 Startups

500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm.* We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

Source: Pitchbook

Most active early stage investor in the world

500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm of 2019. We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.

#1 Most Active VC Globally in Exits
#1 Most Active Global Investor by VC Deal Count

Source: PitchBook

2400+ Startups Invested
75+ Countries
5000+ Founders in our Portfolio

Our Team

Leaders in Investing and Building Global Ecosystems

We speak multiple languages, come from all over the world, and have the expertise to help you build a great company. Check out our Istanbul team.

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