Turkish e-Commerce Founder to Support New Entrepreneurs

By Sahibinden.com, PRNE
Monday, June 20, 2011

ISTANBUL, June 21, 2011 -


Aksoy Group, the founder of href="www.sahibinden.com/en/">sahibinden.com,
s most visited e-commerce platform with over 2
billion monthly page views, is aiming to support promising internet
projects through its newly established
Internet Ventures

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Aksoy Group Vice-Chairman Taner Aksoy said “We founded href="www.sahibinden.com/en/">sahibinden.com in 2000,
and the Turkish information technology sector has developed and
undergone a major change since then. It’s a great pleasure for us
to witness the whole process, especially after having secured a
place among the most experienced companies. Nowadays, without a
doubt, raising funds for the right project will not be so difficult
in such a promising sector. Our differentiation will be to share
our vision and experience on top of our financial support. Shortly,
Aksoy Internet Ventures brings ’smart money’ “

Aksoy said the company was willing to invest in a portfolio of
companies diversifying risk. “We are primarily considering
investing in Turkey. We may get involved in projects that directly
target foreign markets, as well as those that are extending from
Turkey to abroad.” Investors who share a common vision with Aksoy
Internet Ventures will also have the opportunity to co-invest in
these new projects, the group said.

Aksoy Internet Ventures made its first investment to dakick.com.
Serkan Ünsal, General Manager of dakick.com, said they provide a
personalized social calendar service which facilitates the
automatic collation of all sorts of social activities that might
fall in to a user’s field of interest. The service helps users to
keep up with city life by informing them about parties, concerts,
sports games and similar events, as well as sending notifications
about what is going on in the city, including the whereabouts of
their favorite celebrities and most popular venues. The users can
also share calendars with friends and establish a social network of
their own.

Commenting on the investment and support they had received from
Aksoy Internet Ventures, Ünsal said, “We are shaping the future of
dakick.com together with a team that has more than 10 years of
experience in the Internet sector, and a team that has made a great
success with href="www.sahibinden.com/en/">sahibinden.com.”

“Partnering with a platform that serves more than 2 billion
pages monthly (Turkey record) and 22 million unique visitors per
month is an unprecedented advantage for new Internet projects”,
Ünsal said in noting the opportunities for growth. “The synergy of
using common resources in logistics, infrastructure and technology
will become the driving power for our success in the next term,” he

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