108 Istanbul Startups to Watch in 2020

Istanbul's tech sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 108 Istanbul tech startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on November 19, 2020.

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Zomato

Mekanist.net is a Turkish online search engine for finding food, beverages, popular restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Istanbul   1001-5000   $3,219,595  

Peak Games

Peak Games is a leading mobile technology company with a team of 50 people who value progress.

Istanbul   51-100   $18,000,000  

Modanisa

Online Fashion Retailer for Muslim Women

Istanbul   101-250   $25,500,000  

obilet

obilet.com is an online platform that provides bus and airplane tickets to consumers.

Istanbul   51-100   $7,300,000  

Appsilon Enterprise

Appsilon is focused on jewellery production and advanced materials based solutions for production of next-generation materials.

Istanbul   1-10   $3,046,255  

Trendyol

Trendyol.com is the largest mobile commerce company in Turkey and the MENA region selling more than 70 million items per year.

Istanbul   1001-5000   $36,939,649  

Yemeksepeti

Yemeksepeti is Turkey's first online food ordering site enabling users to order food from their favorite restaurant through the internet.

Istanbul   251-500   $44,000,000  

Markafoni

Markafoni is a Turkish shopping portal offering clothing and fashion accessories.

Istanbul   501-1000   $7,500,000  

Mutlubiev

Mutlubiev.com is an online platform where users are able to book cleaning services from service providers

Istanbul   51-100   $5,440,000  

Apsiyon

Online residence property management, Collect & Pay Rent Online

Istanbul   101-250   $4,975,871  

Vivense Home & Living

Vivense is a Turkish online furniture store that connects customers with furniture manufacturers.

Istanbul   11-50   $18,625,000  

PayCore

End-to-end payment technology solutions partner serving more than 150 clients in 40 countries.

Istanbul   251-500   $19,265,000  

Gram Games

Gram Games is a venture-backed global mobile game company. Gram is the creator of global hit games 1010!, Six! Merged! & Bounzy!

Istanbul   11-50   $1,200,000  

zingat

zingat.com is a reliable real estate information and marketing platform.

Istanbul   101-250   $12,000,000  

Vispera

Vispera is an Istanbul-based visual recognition startup.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,855,245  

Modacruz

Modacruz is an online social marketplace that enables women to buy and sell pre-owned luxury fashion items.

Istanbul   11-50   $4,850,000  

Prisync

Prisync is a price tracking and dynamic pricing software for e-commerce companies around the world.

Istanbul   11-50   $172,880  

Migros

Migros Ticaret AS is the company in the Turkish retail sector.

Istanbul   10001   $2,770,553,592  

Lidyana

Lidyana.com is a Turkish fashion e-commerce website selling a wide collection of branded clothing, accessories, shoes, bags, and cosmetics.

Istanbul   11-50   $12,976,000  

BluTV

BluTV is world's leading platform for Turkish TV content and Turkey's #1 subscription video-on-demand service

Istanbul   51-100   $7,000,000  

Scoutium

Scoutium is a crowdbased scouting platform that helps the views of the fans to reach to the clubs.

Istanbul   11-50   $924,000  

SmartPulse

SmartPulse is a PaaS solution that provides trading optimization for energy generators and consumers.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,015,000  

Meal Box

On-demand and subscription based meal delivery company of Turkey. Food delivered within 30 min., hot and in an awarded service box.

Istanbul   101-250   $5,400,000  

Kepler

Kepler is a provider of space efficient, cost effective, affordable and flexible accommodation solutions.

Istanbul   1-10   $1,500,000  

LOJIKA

Lojika is a company re-inventing how cars, people, traffic, and cargo move in urban environment.

Istanbul   11-50   $4,236,916  

Joygame

Joygame is a publisher of online games and is one of the biggest gaming companies in Turkey.

Istanbul   101-250   $15,000,000  

Garaj Sepeti

Garaj Sepeti is Turkey's leading auto company, houses a portfolio of brands, widgets and platforms related to Sell, Buy, Rent and Own a car

Istanbul   51-100   $3,300,000  

Fazla Gıda

Fazla Gıda is atechnology solutions Company Thatprevent food waste .

Istanbul   1-10   $661,560  

BiTaksi

BiTaksi is a mobile application that enables its users to call and book taxi services.

Istanbul   51-100   $2,000,000  

Blesh

Blesh is a location intelligence platform providing marketers, apps, and enterprises solutions built around latest location technologies.

Istanbul   11-50   $4,000,000  

Reengen

Reengen Energy IoT Platform is a PaaS analytics solution for Global Energy & Utilities Industries

Istanbul   11-50   $500,000  

Thread In Motion

Revolutionary wearable technology platform designed to increase operational efficiency within industrial facilities.

Istanbul   11-50   $507,801  

ORTHERO

ORTHERO aligners straighten teeth invisibly, without metal braces.

Istanbul   51-100   $2,000,000  

Webrazzi

Webrazzi is an online media company reporting on technology startups, news, and analysis.

Istanbul   11-50   $250,000  

Kolay Randevu

Online Beauty Booking Marketplace & SaaS Salon Management Software.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,047,082  

Tarentum

Tarentum AIdevelops solutions to critical business needs using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

Istanbul     $700,000  

YOYO

YOYO is a platform and mobile application that provides car rental services in Turkey.

Istanbul   11-50   $5,500,000  

Nanomik Biotechnology

Nanomik Biotechnology produces next generation biofungicides that increase the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Istanbul   11-50   $944,000  

Dugun

Dugun.com is an online platform that enables its users to find and book wedding related services and products.

Istanbul   51-100   $3,000,000  

Flat4Day

Flat4Day provides vacation rentals, holiday homes, furnished apartments, and villas in Europe, Turkey.

Istanbul     $10,500,000  

Poltio

Poltio is a social polling platform where users can create and publish polls in any format.

Istanbul   11-50   $816,500  

Buy Buddy

Buy Buddy is an end to end solution for retailers to democratize easy check-out and manage in-store inventory.

Istanbul   1-10   $50,000  

Tasit.com

Tasit.com is an online automotive marketplace offering auto and auto services

Istanbul   101-250   $1,700,000  

Evidea

Evidea.com is an e-commerce website that provides the sale of homecare and home improvement products.

Istanbul   51-100   $5,000,000  

TutumluAnne

Tutumluanne.com is the first and the biggest C2C online marketplace in Turkey for second hand kids' goods.

Istanbul   11-50   $520,000  

KapGel

KapGel is Turkey’s first urban delivery platform, offering consumers a new instant gratification experience.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,500,000  

GlakoLens

Spin-off start-up developing contact lens based continuous monitoring solutions for ocular hypertension and glaucoma management.

Istanbul   1-10   $521,269  

Annelutfen

Annelutfen is a full price e-commerce company for baby and mother products in Turkey.

Istanbul   1-10   $6,227,708  

Kahvegibikahve

Coffee as a Service. Single-serve coffee bags with high quality beans and special filter.

Istanbul   1-10   $207,967  

CreatorDen

A marketplace for influencers and brands.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,000,000  

Alivex

Marketplace for activity registrations.

Istanbul   1-10   $300,000  

Ruut

Turkey Based Ride-Hailing Services

Istanbul     $169,000  

Ottoo

Ottoo is a connected car and mobility platform powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Istanbul   1-10   $120,000  

Garajyeri

First and only P2P car sharing network in Turkey

Istanbul   11-50   $900,000  

Genz Biotech

Genz is an R&D company developing AI solutions in genomic data analysis for personalized medicine for women fighting breast cancer

Istanbul   1-10   $344,616  

Bionluk

A community-driven platform where creative class meets like-minded people, and get hired.

Istanbul   11-50   $234,762  

Enuygun

Enuygun.com is Turkey's leading comparison site on travel and personal finance.

Istanbul   11-50   $539,118  

RS Research

RS Research is a pharmaceutical company developing next generation of nanomedicines based on an innovative drug delivery platform.

Istanbul   1-10   $2,255,839  

Tekkredi

Tekkredi.com is a platform to help you reconfigure your existing loans in different banks and relax your monthly payment plan.

Istanbul   1-10   $985,000  

ARDIC

ARDIC offers an end-to-end, reliable, scalable and secure IoT Platform to accelerate the large-scale deployment of IoT services globally.

Istanbul   11-50   $3,250,000  

Ekmob

Ekmob offers mobile application solutions for companies who have teams in the field.

Istanbul   1-10   $60,843  

Sopsy

Sopsy is an online platform that enables businesses to set up their own online stores.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,139,002  

Gardrops

Biggest "Pre-loved" fashion marketplace in Turkey

Istanbul   11-50   $500,000  

Evmanya

Evmanya is a Turkish e-commerce site offering products such as home decor, kitchen appliances, furniture, and more.

Istanbul   51-100   $2,561,324  

ViraSoft

ViraSoft is a medical software startup which is founded by TGSD of Ministry of Industry.

Istanbul   11-50   $414,798  

smpl.

smpl. is a marketing automation tool that transforms online visitors into customers

Istanbul   11-50   $250,000  

ReachPod

ReachPod is a social media management tool to collaborate and simplify the process.

Istanbul   1-10   $170,000  

Octovan

Octovan is an online platform that brings together reliable movers and customers to provide fixed price home and partial moving services.

Istanbul   1-10   $50,000  

Smarttaxi

Smarttaxi is a content platform in taxis; providing passengers a fun journey and allowing advertisers to connect with target audience.

Istanbul   1-10   $100,000  

Line.do

Line.do, is a timeline-based, modular storytelling tool that creates a wider look at the things happening around the world.

Istanbul   11-50   $575,000  

Edulegal

Edulegal is an E-learning Marketplace for Lawyers.

Istanbul   1-10   $37,942  

NKolayOfis

NKolayOfis is a new generation cloud based Bookkeeping and Financial Application platform with online bank account aggregation for SMEs.

Istanbul   1-10   $120,000  

Kiraplus

Kiraplus is a digital platform that offers tenant screening and rent payment solutions.

Istanbul   1-10   $350,000  

Piri Guide

Piri Guide is a self-guided audio tour application that allows traveler to discover the world freely with the best guides.

Istanbul   1-10   $500,000  

Reztoran

Reztoran discover new restaurants and complete your reservation within seconds.

Istanbul     $600,000  

Bizim Hesap

BizimHesap provides simple and easy to use cloud based accounting application with SAS model.

Istanbul     $490,000  

Ulak

Ulak is an on demand delivery platform

Istanbul   11-50   $150,000  

Cyrene

Cyrene is a manufacturer of skincare and anti-aging products and cosmetics.

Istanbul   1-10   $500,000  

ACLTeslim

First marketplace solution in Turkey for the same-day and special delivery needs of SME's and enterprises.

Istanbul   1-10   $250,000  

Appitr

Appitr is a online tool to help you create native iOS and Android projects using JavaScript and React Native.

Istanbul   1-10   $40,000  

BuldumBuldum

BuldumBuldum.com is a Turkish online shopping site offering a wide variety of products and novelty items.

Istanbul   11-50   $400,000  

Aradolu.com

Aradolu.com is an organic and healthy living e-commerce company.

Istanbul   51-100   $3,000,000  

Alwaysfashion

Alwaysfashion is Turkey’s first luxury e-commerce store, offering a personalized shopping experience and a unique selection.

Istanbul   11-50   $950,000  

GastroClub

GastroClub is a drinking and eating club in Turkey that allows food lovers to try different dishes at discounted prices.

Istanbul   1-10   $327,327  

Evim

Evim.com is a Turkish e-commerce site offering furniture and home items such as chairs, tables, sofas, kitchen items, and more.

Istanbul     $5,000,000  

Uplifers

Uplifers is the leading Turkish digital wellness platform; offering content & wellness products as well as corporate wellness solutions.

Istanbul   1-10   $100,000  

Lumos Laser

Lumos Laser is a company to produce ultrashort pulsed fiber lasers dedicated to increase micromachining in production lines.

Istanbul   1-10   $59,464  

Ehil

Ehil.com is a web based service dedicated to finding the best prices for professional services in Turkey.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,000,000  

Parkkolay

Parkkolay is a mobile app that enables users to find a parking spot under 1 minute and make parking reservations.

Istanbul   1-10   $211,780  

Digime3D

Digime3D softwares enables you to extract key body shape and measurements relevant to your industry.

Istanbul     $80,000  

Notes.io

Notes.io is a web-based application for taking Notes.

Istanbul     $8,000  

CONTACT CIRCUIT

CONTACT CIRCUIT is a definitive solution for social and business-critical contact management challenges.

Istanbul   1-10   $155,000  

Hello7

Learn 7 new English words every day with fun GIFs.

Istanbul   1-10   $19,105  

OnlineMarket

OnlineMarket.com is an online retailer that offers a wide array of consumer goods.

Istanbul   11-50   $1,000,000  

Ingenious Smart Home

Ingenious is a beautiful connected remote control with an innovative user experience and a learning algorithm

Istanbul   1-10   $240,000  

Zet

Zet is Turkey’s only marketplace for unique products from creative individuals, designers and small boutiques.

Istanbul   11-50   $150,000  

Kargoweb

kargoweb is a web-based platform that provides freight and courier services to countries all over the world.

Istanbul   1-10   $114,615  

idemama

Idemama is an online platform that provides its users with web and graphic design services.

Istanbul   1-10   $40,000  

LilaKutu

LilaKutu is an online platform that provides its consumers with beauty and personal care products.

Istanbul   11-50   $515,973  

Woisio

Woisio is an online media platform that features video, music, live broadcasts, and more.

Istanbul   1-10   $1,200,000  

Servo Kiosk

Servo Kiosk is an IoT startup that enables unattended sales of fresh food through checkout-free smart kiosks and a mobile application.

Istanbul   1-10   $20,000  

Done Labs

Done Labs engages in the development of mobile applications.

Istanbul     $1,072,286  

Youthall

Youthallis a professional network and new generation digital employer branding platform that gets companies and young talent together.

Istanbul   11-50   $75,000  

Grupfoni

Grupfoni is a membership-based Turkish daily deals site that provides members with offers at discounted prices.

Istanbul   51-100   $2,000,000  

StilSOS

Turkey's First Onlie Shopping Aggregator

Istanbul   1-10   $230,000  

315 Studio

315 Studio is an mobile software company focused on location-based marketing solutions.

Istanbul   1-10   $39,541  

TDSmaker

TDSmaker is a cloud-based datasheet creation and management system that reduces the time and cost by over 85%.

Istanbul   1-10   $35,000  

Fit&Color

Fitandcolor.com is an online platform that provides clothing products for men.

Istanbul   1-10   $530,000  

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