As Galata Business Angels (GBA), we are Turkey's premium angel investment network, bringing together high potential entrepreneurs with the most experienced investors and bringing out successful digital entrepreneurial stories.
We are operating as a non-profit association, investing in digital and innovative business ideas in every sector.
Among our angel investors in GBA, we have founders of companies such as Mynet, Gittigidiyor, YemekSepeti, Pozitron, and Voden, who have successfully structured and exit their business, as well as CXOs and Board Members of leading institutions such as TEB, QNB Finansbank, TBWA, Vepa Group and Zurich Insurance.
We invest in areas with potential for changing the future. We are interested in marketplace, big data, financial technology (Fintech), mobile technology, software services (SaaS), augmented reality / virtual reality (AR / VR) technologies and internet of things (IOT) startups.
We are member of European Business Angels Network (EBAN) and Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), and partners with US based Houston Angel Network and France based Sophia Business Angels. As a result of global partnerships we have, startups based in England, France, Greece, Switzerland and Australia are also among the companies we invested in.
As GBA, our fundamental added value is providing 'smart money' to support entrepreneurs. Beyond financial support, smart money also includes mentoring entrepreneurs and offering new business connections. GBA is made up of members who are also entrepreneurs, in other words, who know the digital world from the first hand. In this regard, as GBA, we anticipate the problems that entrepreneurs will experience and give them direct experience-based mentoring as well as theories, and we are able to rapidly grow the ventures we have strategically invested in.