by Arda Kutsal on January 18, 2010
These days, Turkish Internet market is going through an important period especially in terms of foreign investors. During this and next week, European business angels and VC’s will be meeting Turkish Internet entrepreneurs, listen to their presentations and invest in initiatives they find suitable for their aims in Istanbul NuBridge Angel Summit and NuBridge Venture Summit.
In the seminars that Webrazzi gives support as “Event Partner”, business angels will be considering investment opportunities between $500K -$2M, while VC’s will be considering investment opportunities between $2M- $100M.
Some of the investment companies and business angels that have made investments in big Internet initiatives, which will participate in the organizations, are as follows:
- Alain Caffi, Managing Partner, Ventech
- Barnaby Clark, Sardis Capital
- Benjamin Somner, Sardis Capital
- Daniel Waterhouse, Partner, Wellington Partners
- Frank Maene, Partner, Big Bang Ventures
- Harry Nellis, Partner, Accel
- Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Partner, Acton Capital
- Joszef Kover, Partner, 3TS
- Tiger Global
- Martin Weber, Managing Partner, Holtzbrinck
- Morgan Seigler, Senior VP, TA Associates
- Sebastian Wossagk, Investment Director, Acton Capital
- Shardul Shah, Index Ventures
- Bernard Vogel, Endeavour Vision
- Jeff Kaczmarski, Senior Associate, General Atlantic
- Robert Dighero
- Candace Johnson
- Greg Lockwood
- Peter Oertlin
- Mark Zaleski
- Barend Van Den Brande
Cem Sertoglu and Mae Ozkan from Golden Horn Ventures will be the Turkish investors who will take part in the seminars, listen to presentations from companies, and consider in which to make investment.
Nuridge Angel Summit is the first of the organizations that only invited guests can join. Summit has started today and will continue tomorrow, while VC Summit will be held between January 21th and 22th.
Persons and companies that has given presentations to business angels participating in NuBridge Angel Summit with the sponsorship of Turkcell are:
EnUygun.com – Caglar Erol, TrendYol.com – Demet Mutlu, EvimizinHerseyi.com – Asli Gokdere, BigiBid.com – Tanju Erkoc, Rezztoran.com – Cagla Erdogan Ruacan, Mekanist.net – Alper Tekin, DoktorSitesi.com – Dr. Erdem Asena, PembePanjur.com – Haluk Akin, Tasit.com – Birol Kabakoglu, Ofansif.com – Reha Erbatur – Ogan Guner – Cagatay Kiyici, StudentSN – Ibrahim Tarlig – Ugur Tarlig
Conference, which will continue tomorrow, will host Joygame – Burak Balik, Affmeter – Firuze Gokce, 41-29 – Alemsah Ozturk and several initiatives and entrepreneurs that are yet to be announced.
At NuBridge VC Summit Conference to be held on January 21-22 with the sponsorship of Dogan Online, Golden Horn Ventures, MyNet and Sardis Capital, companies including HepsiBurada.com, YemekSepeti, Bilyoner, EBI, e-kolay, Magnet, SporX, Nokta, GameSultan, Yogurt, Airties, Grou.ps, BeFunky, EnUygun.com, Tasit.com, GelirOrtaklari.com, DoktorSitesi.com will be giving presentations.
Lastly, I am sharing full program of VC Summit that has not been announced yet. Companies wishing to sponsor VC Summit can reach Pamir Gelenbe through NuBridge web site.