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Turkey Startup Ecosystem Overview

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#23 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#28 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#37 worldwide

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The Turkey Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 46 globally, and shows a negative momentum -2 spots since 2021. Turkey also ranks at number 10 for startups in Eastern Europe.

There are 9 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Turkey and the top ranked city in Turkey is Istanbul at 66 globally. Istanbul is followed by Ankara at 280 and Izmir at 409.

Turkey is an ideal place to locate for Transportation, Ecommerce & Retail and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 161 Transportation startups in Turkey, 70 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Turkey and 55 Energy & Environment startups in Turkey, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 514 startups in Turkey, 8 accelerators in Turkey, 10 coworking spaces in Turkey, 15 organizations in Turkey and 1 leaders in Turkey.

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Vivense is a Turkish online furniture store that connects customers with furniture manufacturers. Read more
VavaCars is an online used car transaction platform Read more
Online Fashion Retailer for Muslim Women Read more
Istegelsin is an online supermarket that offers the next generation market shopping experience for consumers. Read more
Iyzico Payments, a Turkish payment service provider, enabling online merchants to accept credit cards and other alternative payment methods. Read more is a reliable real estate information and marketing platform. Read more
BluTV is the leading subscriber video on demand entertainment platform in Turkey, launched in MENA in Arabic, soon in LATAM in Spanish. Read more
Armut is the leading local services marketplace in Turkey, focusing on home improvement, moving and cleaning. Read more
Joygame is a publisher of online games and is one of the biggest gaming companies in Turkey. Read more is the Turkish Market leader in booking accommodations online. Read more
Financial management software for SMEs in Turkey Read more
Yolcu360 offers car rental services across Turkey with drop and pick options as well as a wide range of cars and brands. Read more
Instant trade credit for farm inputs purchases Read more
Biletall is an online platform for booking bus, flight, train, and bus tickets. Allows users to search availability, compare prices and book tickets on the platform after providing details like origin-destination, departure date, number of travelers, etc. Read more
Online residence property management, Collect & Pay Rent Online Read more
Founded in November of 2014 and based in Beyoglu/Istanbul, ‘iyisahne’ is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book art/performance related professionals for any kind of event around Turkey — online or from a mobile phone (a mobile application will be launched soon). With most preferred and experienced performers, ‘iyisahne’ offers an easy way to book local entertainment and services for any type of event. Whether an orchestra or a photographer for a wedding, a clown or a magician for a birthday, a trio, a string quartet or a DJ for a corporate event, ‘iyisahne’ connects people to the performers for unique experiences in their special events, at any price point for the first time in Turkey. Read more
Organizations are investing heavily in IT security products to protect critical assets. However, a by-product of this investment is complex IT security platforms of fragmented security products, creating unforeseen vulnerabilities and additional workload for security admins. Picus’ founders experienced this problem firsthand and built a product that security professionals have found refreshingly holistic. With its unique approach, Picus continuously assesses IT security products and discovers missing security controls before hackers do. Read more
ÖdeAl İşyerim allows registered businesses to accept credit card payments with the free app without having any hidden costs. Through the app registered businesses can be found by more customers. Also businesses have the opportunity to send new deals and promotions to customers for free. Read more
Scotty is the leading e-commerce logistics company in Turkey Read more
Akinon is a Cloud-based omnichannel commerce platform, a next-generation application. Read more
Leading health platform in Turkey Read more
Loop Games is a domestic game studio which develops mobile games. Read more
Data-Driven Digital Marketing Platform Read more
On-demand and subscription based meal delivery company of Turkey. Food delivered within 30 min., hot and in an awarded service box. Read more
HOP! is a shared-mobility company providing electric scooter rental services in MENA and Eastern Europe. Read more
BiTaksi is a mobile application that enables its users to call and book taxi services. Read more is a Turkish fashion e-commerce website selling a wide collection of branded clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, and cosmetics. Read more
Kolay helps HR professionals to streamline their day to day tasks with an easy to use and smart SaaS platform. Read more
Servislet is a full solution SAAS and marketplace provider in the automotive industry. Read more
Figopara is a solution that discounts companies' e-invoices before their due dates. Read more
Marti is a micromobility company in MENA and Eastern Europe Read more
SmartPulse is a PaaS solution that provides trading optimization for energy generators and consumers. Read more is the first managed real estate platform in Turkey. Read more
Vispera is an image recognition and analytics company providing retailers and suppliers with store and team execution insights. Read more
Thundra provides deep insight into your entire serverless environment. Read more
PCI DSS Level 1 compliant platform of flexible card payments enabling solutions including payment gateway, card-on-file, recurring payments. Read more
HotelRunner enables you to create and manage your online content, build your global presence and manage your rooms and guests. You can also accept reservations from hundreds of online channels and benefit from social promotions to increase your social media visibility. Read more
Volt Lines is a subscription-based urban mobility service currently serving the commute segment in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more
Scoutium is a crowdbased scouting platform that helps all talented football players around the world to be discovered by clubs! Read more
Trio Mobil is a fast growing company specialize in Industrial IoT solutions targeting manufacturing, retail and services industries. Read more
Webrazzi is an online media company reporting on technology startups, news, and analysis. Read more
Syscor provides a wireless sensor system for monitoring floating roofs in petroleum storage tanks. Read more
Alwaysfashion is Turkey’s first luxury e-commerce store, offering a personalized shopping experience and a unique selection. Read more
ikas is a cloud based POS software for retailers. Read more
YOYO is a platform and mobile application that provides car rental services in Turkey. Read more
Paket Taxi provides logistics services that deal with many problems in the courier business. Read more
FineDine is an interactive Menu System that is designed for restaurants, cafes and bars where diners can enjoy and customize their order in an initiative way. FineDine takes advantage of touchscreen tablets to combine powerful and secure cloud data that is fully supported by wireless technology.It gives you an access to your business dashboard from anywhere in the world and any time to run many different reports. FineDine creates secure businesses with happy customers within the great features. Read more
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