Founder-friendly Terms

Founder-friendly Terms

We don't take board seats, we dilute with founders, and invest with standard Silicon Valley instruments like SAFE.

Hands-on Mentoring

Hands-on Mentoring

We work closely with founders and help them in strategy, product and growth. Our advice comes with our money, we don't take extra advisory shares.

Global Network

Global Network

We deploy our global network for business development, strategic alliances and funding.


CB INSIGHTS select Geen among the most disruptive 60+ Synthetic Biology Startups

According to CB INSIGHTS, our portfolio company Geen is among the most disruptive 60+ SyntheticBiology Startups.

CB INSIGHTS mapped 67 Synthetic Biology startups under 9 categories, where Geen was selected among the most disruptive startups under Organism engineering & automation platforms.

Geen is building an operating system to make cells programmable. GeenOS introduces a new Universal and Computable genetic coding language upon integration to any host cell.

Click For CB INSIGHTS Synthetic Biology Market Map

İTÜ Ginova ÇetinCeviz 2016 Demo-Day

Today, we completed the İTÜ Ginova ÇetinCeviz 2016 bootcamp with the participation of seven brilliant teams.

İTÜ or Istanbul Technical University is an international technical university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the world’s third oldest technical university dedicated to engineering sciences, and İTÜ GINOVA is the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation established for university’s more than 35,000 students.

ÇetinCeviz is held for the second time. Programme’s name ÇetinCeviz means “Hard Nut to Crack” in English, it symbolises the desire of İTÜ Ginova participants to solve the hardest problems of the World.



Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union: - waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it's of poor workmanship and quality - promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out Retweeted by Can Saracoglu

The average age of most successful founders is 42. mitsloan.co/2HinT04 Retweeted by Can Saracoglu

Stay away from consultants who want to prove they're the smartest people in your building. Hire those who want to make _you_ the smartest people in the building. Retweeted by Can Saracoglu

According to CB INSIGHTS, our portfolio company Geen is among the most disruptive 60+ #SyntheticBiology Startups cbinsights.com/blog/synthetic…

ITU Ginova's Bootcamp commences, with 8 select teams @ITUginova @itucekirdek @emrahyalaz @JohnTurk73

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We bring funds as well as product design and growth marketing skills.
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