Under the leadership of Actus Portfolio Management, a subsidiary of Global Investment Holding which is a well-known institution of Turkey’s capital markets, and Logo Yazılım, a leading and pioneering company of the Turkish software industry, Turkey's first corporate venture fund in its field under the local regulations of Venture Capital Investment Fund; Logo Ventures was established. Among the fund’s founders were individual investors with significant investment experience.
Actus-Logo Ventures Fund was founded in partnership, along with participation rates, of; 20% Logo Yazılım Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., 20% Logo Teknoloji ve Yatırım A.Ş., 20% Actus Portfolio Management Inc., 40% Cahit Güvensoy, Murat Erkurt, Orhan Ayanlar, Alper Akcan and Cenk Coşkuntürk.
The funding commitments of the fund, which is open to grow, was set at 10 million Turkish Liras in its establishment stage.
With Actus-Logo Ventures not laying down strategic investment as a condition for Logo or other investors, the most needed second round group investments in Turkey are planned to be carried out.
The fund targets an average investment size of $1 million for each venture.
Actus-Logo Ventures aims to invest in venture companies that are currently operating in the field of technology, and have proven their technology or business model while having the potential for growth. In addition to investing high-risk venture capital in these companies through debt, capital, debt-to-capital ratio and similar means, the fund aims to provide strategic support and create long-term value by enabling companies to reach their growth targets.
Having entered the industry in 1984 by developing application software for personal computers, Logo is one of the largest software companies in Turkey. It is the innovative leader in the Turkish software industry with various solutions, services and innovations.More
Actus Asset Management Inc. is a Global Investment Holdings company. It was purchased in 2014 as part of the Holding’s work in institutionalizing and expanding the managed investment funds and partnerships under a portfolio management company in 1998.More
Mr. M. Tuğrul Tekbulut is one of the founding partners of Logo. He graduated from Bosporus University’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1980 and received his master’s degree in 1983 from the same department. He received a master’s degree in bioengineering from the Sabancı University in 2006.More
Murat is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Mediterra and serves on the investment committee. Prior to founding Mediterra, Murat was a Managing Director in the Private Equity Division of Lehman Brothers.More
Orhan is a Partner of Mediterra and serves on the investment committee. Prior to joining the team in 2011, Orhan was with Bedminster Capital Management, a US$320 million private equity fund focusing on Southeast Europe and Turkey.More
Cahit Güvensoy graduated from Ankara Fen Lisesi in 1986 and completed Bosphorus University Department of Computer Engineering in 1991. He started his career at Arçelik as a software engineer in 1991.More
Cenk is a Partner of Mediterra and serves on the investment committee. Prior to joining the team in 2011, Cenk was with Is Private Equity, a US$100 million private equity fund, where he focused on mid-market transactions.More
After graduating from Boğaziçi University, he had worked at Yapi Kredi Investment, Vestel Information and Turkcell for a total of 10 years. In parallel with these, he completed his MBA at Bilgi University.More
Mr. Arslan started his finance career during his graduate studies in the US and had the chance to gain experience in areas including institutional financing, private capital investments, and fund management.More
Mr. Hocaoğlu started his professional career in Halkbank before transferring to Osmanlı Bank. He served in various roles in Global Securities between 2000 and 2009, and in 2009 he was appointed as General Manager...More
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