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Three of ACT’s portfolio companies are among the highest-funded Turkish start-ups in 2021

2021 has been an outstanding year for the global start-up ecosystem, with increased investment sizes, emergence of new players, and all-time high valuations. Global investors are seeking alternative ways to create value from their investments, while hedging themselves against inflationary pressures, economic, geopolitical, and social risks. Start-up investing remains attractive, as it provides early access to opportunities with high-return potential and the chance to partake in the exponential growth of a future innovation powerhouse.

According to Startups.watch Year in Review report, Turkish start-ups reached a new peak in 2021 with a total investment of $1.5bn from angel investors and venture capital funds, with significant interest in tech start-ups. three of ACT’s portfolio companies—cybersecurity validation platform Picus Security, AI-driven intelligent software provider Eatron Technologies, and next generation therapeutics company RS Research—were among the 12 highest-funded start-ups in Turkey in 2021.

Read more about the Turkish start-up ecosystem development in 2021.