09 Jul 2024
Turkey’s first legislation governing crypto assets (the “Crypto Law”) entered into force on July 2, 2024. We present below a summary of the Crypto Law, which made significant amendments to the Turkish Capital Markets Law. 1. General Overview The Crypto Law authorizes the Turkish Capital Markets Board (the “Board”) to regulate (a) crypto assets that...
08 Jul 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Gelecek Etki Fonu (Future Impact Fund) on its investment in Mindsite, an e-commerce metrics analytics platform. Finberg, the Turkish Technology Development Foundation, TT Ventures also joined the round. Gelecek Etki Fonu is a Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund managed jointly by Tacirler Asset Management, a leading asset management company and Vestel...
04 Jul 2024
The Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), Turkey’s most influential business association, released its inaugural report on the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem on July 2, 2024 at an event attended by market participants and the media. The report, entitled “Türkiye: A Leading Hub for Startups and Tech Companies in EMEA” highlights the strengths of, and opportunities...
03 Jul 2024
Ülkemizin kripto varlıklarla ilgili ilk kanun düzenlemesi (“Kripto Kanunu”) 2 Temmuz 2024 tarihinde Resmî Gazete’de yayımlanarak yürürlüğe girmiştir. Sermaye Piyasası Kanunu’na yeni hükümler ekleyen Kripto Kanunu’nun özetini aşağıda takdim ediyoruz. Kanun’un tam metnine buradan ve Sermaye Piyasası Kanunu’nda yapılan değişiklikleri gösteren mukayeseli metne buradan ulaşabilirsiniz. 1. Genel Olarak Kripto Kanunu, (a) sermaye piyasası araçlarına özgü...
13 Jun 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Mükellef (known as Workhy internationally), an online platform that allows entrepreneurs to manage company formation and financial processes. APY Ventures, 3dots, Sistem Global, ANKA Ventures and Finberg also joined the round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on...
15 Apr 2024
TURUNÇ authored the Turkish chapter of Lexology Panoramic’s Venture Capital 2024 title. The contributing lawyers were Kerem Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel, Yasemin Erden, Naz Esen and Beste Yıldızili Ergül. The publication, previously known as Getting the Deal Through, is a comparative guide of the legislation relating to venture capital investments in 11 jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey,...
19 Mar 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Retter.io, a provider of products for faster backend development. Inveo Ventures also joined the round. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Yasemin Erden, Beste...
18 Mar 2024
In the first installment of our “Artificial Intelligence – 30+ Years Ago and Now” article series, we discussed a newspaper column authored by our founding partner Noyan Turunç thirty-two years ago. We noted that today’s discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) are consistent with his predictions in that column. Thirty-two years after that column, our managing...
15 Mar 2024
There is another secret, in addition to the ones we’ve solved!There is another light, in addition to these lights.Do not settle for anything you’ve done, go beyond;There is another thing, in addition to all you’ve done.– Omar Khayyam With “artificial intelligence” hot on the agenda, we’ve recalled something. Almost thirty-two years ago, on December 18,...