Funrika which develops hybrid casual games and is known for its Top Race game received investment from Boğaziçi Ventures.

Boğaziçi Ventures, which establishes and manages funds investing in technology, invested 2.75 million TL in Funrika which develops hybrid casual games, through BV Growth fund which focuses on gaming, fintech, digital health and retail tech.

Founded by Cem Köne and Can Köne in 2011, Funrika has been developing mobile-oriented games since its establishment and finally achieved success with the game Top Race.

Announcing the investment news for the first time on Youtube, Boğaziçi Ventures hosted Cem Köne and Can Köne who…


Tarentum, a leading artificial intelligence company based in Turkey with focus on renewable energy and gaming industries raised 1.4 million USD from Boğaziçi Ventures

Boğaziçi Ventures which is a leading alternative asset management company investing in technology companies through multiple funds under management invested 1.4 million USD in Tarentum which provides artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for the renewable energy and gaming industries. The investment was deployed from BV Growth fund which focuses on early-stage companies in gaming, fintech, digital health and retailtech verticals.

Founding partners of Tarentum, Oğuz Silahtar, Bora Tokyay and Gün Makinabakan founded the company to…


Mafia Games, which develops chance and skill based games, is aiming to accelerate its global growth with this investment.

Gaming industry in Turkey which is in the top 3 among all European, Middle Eastern and African game publishing ecosystems, is growing rapidly with more than 500 small and medium-sized game startups founded in recent years while having performed very successful exits recently.

Bogazici Ventures contributes to the growth of the ecosystem by investing in technologies that can scale rapidly in international markets through its BV Growth fund, which invests in Gaming, Fintech, Retail Technologies and Digital Health and has invested…


Barakatech, which is a leading software startup providing a SuperApp platform and an API marketplace to companies, raised 500.000 USD from Bogazici Ventures

Out of 94 investments made in Turkey in 2019, fintech has the highest share with 17 investments. SuperApps which are continuing to grow in the Asia market and still have a high potential globally, provide a solution for low user retention rates as they have lots of features users need while generally keeping their focus on fintech and digital payment.

Bogazici Ventures contributes to the growth of the ecosystem by investing in technologies that can scale rapidly…


Fiber Games, which has proven its success in the “hypercasual” genre in gaming industry, plans to strengthen its team and accelerate its growth with this investment with a valuation equaling 4.3 million USD.

The gaming industry in Turkey with over $1 billion in annual export revenue, continues to grow every day. Bogazici Ventures contributes to the growth of the ecosystem by investing in technologies that can scale rapidly in international markets through its BV Growth fund, which invests in Gaming, Fintech, Retail Technologies and Digital Health and has invested 430.000 USD in Fiber Games, a local gaming startup founded by…


In Turkey, we have always discussed the technology within the scope of the digital transformation; however, we have missed the fact that being a technology developer is more important. We have always been proud of how well we used technological products produced in the world and how skillfully we integrated them. However, beyond being the users of technology, all organizations need to be in a position of technology developers creating added value by incorporating technology into their products and services.

In Turkey, many talented technology ventures emerge, particularly in certain areas. …


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ABD Ekonomik Kurtarma Paketi

Covid 19 virüsünün ekonomi üzerinde yarattığı yıkıcı etkileri azaltmak üzere ABD’nin attığı en önemli adımlardan biri olarak; Cumhuriyetçiler ve Demokratlar, 25 Mart tarihi itibariyle, ABD tarihinin en büyük ekonomik paketi üzerinde anlaşmaya vardıklarını duyurdular.

$2 Trilyon USD büyüklüğündeki ekonomik paketin, çok kısa bir süre içerisinde Kongre’nin onayından geçmesi bekleniyor. Bu ekonomik paketin, kripto para dünyası açısından önemi oldukça çarpıcı olabilirdi. Zira paket içeriğindeki yardımların, dijital cüzdanlar üzerinden dağıtılması planlanmaktaydı.

Dijital Dolar


Virüsün Kripto Piyasasına Etkisi

Tüm dünyayı etkileyen panik havası piyasalarda gözle görülür bir düşüşe sebep oldu. Bu dönemde S&P, %25 gibi bir düşüş gerçekleştirerek tarihi bir harekete imza attı. Sadece bu veri bile ne kadar büyük bir korku atmosferinin yaşandığını anlamamızı sağlıyor.

Panik ortamını yatıştırmak için FED’in aldığı acil faiz indirimi kararı ve küresel piyasayı $1.5 Trilyon ile besleyecek olması da mevcut durumu iyileştirmeye yetmedi.

Bu dönemde kripto paraların geç de olsa bu atmosfere kapıldığını ve %50’nin üzerinde değer kaybettiğini görüyoruz. Özellikle bu zamana kadar herhangi bir yatırım aracıyla korelasyonu tespit edilemeyen Bitcoin için bu hareket önem taşıyor.

Virüsün yayılımının…


Tüm dünyada kripto para piyasalarının hızla geliştiğini görüyoruz fakat halen geleneksel sermaye piyasaları yanında toplam hacim oldukça küçük. Bitcoin ve sonrasında altcoin olarak da nitelendirilen farklı kripto paraların hayatamıza girmesi bunların ticaretinin yapıldığı borsaların gelişmesine ve milyonlarca insanın dahil olduğu bir yeni dünya pazarının oluşmasına liderlik etti.

İlk dönemde aşırı yüksek dalgalanmalar bazı yatırımcıların iştahını kabartırken bazılarının da bu piyasalardan kaçmasına neden oldu. Pazarlar gelişip derinlikleri arttıkça aşırı dalgalanmaların yerini çok daha oturmuş sağlam piyasalar alıyor.

Kripto para piyasasının hareketi teknoloji dünyasının aslında yakından tanıdığı bir seyir. 1995–2000 döneminde hızlı yükselen Nasdaq endeksi 1.500’lerden 5.000 üzerine ve hatta zirvede 7.000…


Influencer marketing is a marketing strategy in which the people, who are able to influence people through digital media channels and are regarded as experts by their followers, influence the purchasing behavior of their audience. After a massive increase in social media usage, companies started to show interest in the strategy of reaching large audiences through influencer marketing.“Influencer”s background dates back years. However, recently discovering influencers and doing business with them have become much easier, especially in terms of marketing. We talked about influencer marketing with Yağmur Yüksel, Managing Director of CC Media House, a leading “New Media” company.

Yağmur Yüksel, Managing Director of CC Media House

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Boğaziçi Ventures

Boğaziçi Ventures is a venture capital fund established to provide support to tech-startups which aim to enter into the global market.

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