For the past decade, 212 has been the leading venture capital firm backing B2B tech startups. The key has been our extensive global network. Our success is built on helping daring entrepreneurs expand globally through our differentiated emerging market approach across many different market cycles.
$85 M COMMITTED CAPITAL
$2B+ PORTFOLIO VALUE
200+ COUNTRIES SERVED
5K+ COMPANIES REVIEWED
2K+ JOBS FILLED ACROSS PORTFOLIO
Funding the future, together
212 does more than invest in the region. Our lens, like our network, is global. Our focus is local, with founders and their teams. We reshape the future by enabling tech-savvy entrepreneurs to solve difficult problems.
Growth Fund (Series A+)
At 212, our goal is to back bold, early-stage tech companies across Turkey, CEE, and MENA. Currently, we manage €86M of committed capital and have 19 active investments. Our strategy is to advance B2B tech solutions with demonstrated traction, a precise product-market fit, and founders who are ready and eager to scale internationally.
‘Test Local, Go Global’ is 212’s guiding principle. That means we’re eager to invest in individuals and communities, with an eye of going global. Our boutique venture capital firm has deeply rooted global networks that help expand and guide entrepreneurs with challenges, whatever those challenges are and may be. Our ‘212 Growth Partner’ program encapsulates this. It is an initiative that provides value-added services to our portfolio companies.
All of this has helped us to create +$2B in value over the past decade. That includes Iyzico’s successful exit in 2019, with a USD $168 million valuation. Insider is another 212 portfolio company that has made a tremendous difference. A Sequoia-backed company with a female founder, it recently closed another investment round with a USD $1.2B valuation – making it the first B2B unicorn to come out of Turkey. To date, Fund II has invested in 16 remarkable companies: 123 Form Builder, App Samurai, Artboard Studio, Avatao, Bolt Insight, Chooch, Fazla Gida, MallIQ, Marti, Meddy, Metrobi, OMMA, SmartMessage, Trio Mobil and Wellbees. In August 2020, we ended with a fund size of €49M. And we’re not done. 212 is currently fundraising for Fund III, a target size of €70M.
Simya International Accelerator Fund (Pre-seed, seed)
Simya International Accelerator Fund in partnership with Alchemist, focuses on earlier-stage B2B technology startups. Simya supports technology startups from day one through a fast, innovative, and transparent investment process by providing crucial guidance and access to global networks.