GittiGidiyor.com is the leading ecommerce platform in Turkey. YTV has collaborated with iLab Ventures in iLab's acquisition of a minority stake in the company. That investment was followed by the acquisition of a 10% stake by eBay. In 2Q 2011, eBay acquired 93% of GittiGidiyor for $218m in the first major exit of a Turkish consumer internet company to a global strategic buyer.
YemekSepeti.com is one of the biggest Turkish internet success stories. Making the elusive "online meal delivery marketplace" model succeed in the Turkish market, the company attracted a round of funding from European Founders Fund and YTV in 2008, and from General Atlantic in 2012. In May 2015, YemekSepeti.com was acquired by Delivery Hero for $589m in the largest Turkish internet exit to date.
Grupanya is the leading daily deal site in Turkey, bringing its subscribers the best their cities have to offer, on a daily basis. YTV was the lead investor in Grupanya's seed round, acquiring a majority stake. The Company raised a Series A round in 3Q12 from Intel Capital.
Wikimart.ru is one of the leading players in the competitive Russian ecommerce market. YTV was a part of the seed investor group with deep domain expertise. The Company has raised three more rounds of VC from Tiger Global and a Russian investor.
GROU.PS is a do-it-yourself social networking platform that allows people to come together and form interactive communities around a shared interest or affiliation with built-in apps enabling easy collaboration and communication. YTV has acted as a seed stage advisor to the company since 2006.
CivicSolar is an online distributor and marketplace for solar energy equipment, based in San Francisco. YTV joined CivicSolar's seed round in 2009.
HipClub/HipWay is building the next-generation online travel agency in the Russian market. YTV is a seed investor in the company.
Lime&Tonic brings a fresh take to city guides in popular travel destinations. YTV is a seed investor in the company.
eCift is the leading "relationship-oriented" dating site in Turkey. The Company was established in 2009 by entrepreneurs Tamer and Akgün Kulmaç and Janset Çelik with the aim of helping Turkish speaking users find their perfect match. The business received equity financing in 2010 from business angels including co-founder of dating site Parship.de Konstantin Urban, and Hotel.de founder Stefan Morschheuser. YTV joined the Series B round with 3TS Capital Partners in 4Q11.
Idemama is the leading marketplace for creative marketing and design services in Turkey. Boasting over 2,000 creative professionals offering their services, the company enables SMBs to cost-effectively fulfill their design needs. YTV joined the seed round of financing in 4Q12.
Vivense is one of the most exciting young e-commerce companies in Turkey, providing shoppers with a full range of furniture options. A massive $20b market, with a fragmented supplier base that has difficulty making their products accessible, bulky furniture has so far been surprisingly underserved by the fast-growing ecommerce sector. Vivense has emerged as a clean, simple way for the furniture shopper to decorate her home, and has attracted a global set of high-profile investors. YTV is a part of the company's seed round.
Metrekare is the next-generation property portal for the massive Turkish market. Conceived to weok seamlessly on all mobile platforms, the company aims to transform the way Turks find their next home. Metrekare is an investment by Earlybird Venture Capital.