Please browse our portfolio below.
iLab's portfolio is diversified across many sectors. All companies in the iLab portfolio aim to lead the market in Turkey and iLab puts all its managerial, strategic and tactical acumen behind them to ensure success.
Cimri.com is the price and product comparison engine providing the convenient access to price, product and merchants. Nearly one million product offers are being displayed on Cimri.com to help its users to find the best products and prices.
Currently, Cimri.com has 20 categories; Photography & Camera, Electronics, Computers, Mobile Phones, White Goods, Baby Products, Games & Hobby, Sports & Outdoor, Clock and Glasses, Jewellry & Accessories, Health & Care, Shoes & Handbags, Clothes, Home Textile, Furniture, Books, Hardware, Car Acccessories, Office and Pet Categories. In cooperation with the leading e-commerce sites Cimri.com, expands its range of products every day to help customers find the best offers. Cimri.com is a comprehensive directory for shopping that offers and compares product information- such as price and technical specifications- of hundreds of thousands of products. Once users find detailed product and pricing information on Cimri.com and decide on a product, they are redirected to the e-commerce sites for purchase.Company Name: Cimri Slogan: "Works for Your Pocket" Website: cimri.com
ChemOrbis is the global business network serving the plastics industry since 2001. With offices located in Istanbul, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Milan, Cairo, Miami and Moscow, ChemOrbis has been covering Far & South East Asian, Italian, Turkish, Middle Eastern, North&West African, North West European markets on a daily basis, providing up-to-date and accurate market reports, concise weekly analysis, price indexes and the most recent industry news.ChemOrbis Market Information and Analysis Tools help market players determine the best trading strategy, sharpen their negotiating power and conduct more profitable business. ChemOrbis provides a global marketplace where 64,000 verified and reliable member companies can execute their sourcing and selling strategies in a fast and efficient way by reaching refined potential business partners at the right timeCompany Name: Chemorbis
Dijimecmua.com is a digital publishing platform that enables its users to read magazines online. A great deal of magazines from almost all categories meet with readers at the same time with - maybe even before- their printed versions. They can be reached from mobile devices and downloaded issues can be read even when there is no Internet connection.Company Name: Dijimecmua.com
Gittigidiyor is Turkey's largest shopping mall. Everyday at Gittigidiyor, users purchase/sell goods in 5000 different categories including mobile phones, cameras, computers, clothing, jewelery, coins, stamps, records, prayer beads, old books and magazines.
Thanks to its proprietary Zero-risk system, over 9 million purchases have been made on GittiGidiyor without any security issues. Gittigidiyor's 154-person team, state-of-the-art technology and services catering to sellers with a wide range of needs and business objectives ensure Gittigidiyor serves all corners of Turkey 24/7 without a glitch.Company Name: Gittigidiyor
Hangikredi.com is the leading online comparison & application platform for all credit products of banks and institutions.
HangiKredi is an independent and impartial platform that brings together the creditors and borrowers. HangiKredi provides credit rates of banks and credit institutions, required conditions for such credits and an online application service to such credits on free of charge basis.
Hangikredi user can calculate and compare the interest rates & costs of all credit types including mortgages, consumer loans, vehicle loans and commercial loans from Turkish Banks which exclusively offers special discounts and interest rates to Hangikredi.com users. Hangikredi.com also serves the comparison of health insurance and car insurance products.
Hangikredi.com was established in year of 2006 and iLab Ventures acquired Hangikredi.com in 2010. Since then, new tailor-made marketing & sales projects and new developments on the IT infrastructure of Hangikredi have been implemented by iLab professionals and Hangikredi management teams. As a result, in year of 2013 Hangikredi.com has grown by over 300% in terms of the number of transactions on Hangikredi which equals 1.500.000 comparisons and 250.000 loan applications per month as of December 2013.Company Name: Hangisi İnternet
Emlakjet.com, founded in 2006 by Okan Ari in Istanbul is a leading online property portal in Turkey. Emlakjet.com lists over 500.000 sales and rental properties, serves thousands of active real estate agents.Company Name: Emlakjet
Kariyer.net, the first and largest digital recruitment platform of Turkey, has been combining 21 million candidates with employers for 16 years using new generation technologies. Kariyer.net has a wide spread service network all over Turkey with 13 branches and 370 employees. Its partnership with The Network enables the employers to post their job ads in 133 counties. ComScore data show that 75% of job seekers in Turkey prefer Kariyer.net every month. The most important reason of this is the latest technology being immediately put in use of Human Resources by Kariyer.net. Kariyer.net keeps track of both candidates' and employers' needs and satisfies these needs quickly with products and services, this is how Kariyer.net has been protecting its leadership in the sector for many years. Every month, 15.000 new jobs are posted. 50 percent of the monthly number of applications comes from mobile applications. Kariyer.net established the first R&D Center of Turkey's internet sector.Company Name: Kariyer.net
Neredekal.com is a travel portal introducing quality content about the most beautiful vacation spots and touristic places of Turkey. Introductions of hotels and vacations spots are supported by user comments. With Neredekal.com, you can set a vacation course for yourself, discover new places and live a vacation experience of your dreams through editor or user comments. You can contact any hotel through the stated communication channels directly or you can book a room in any hotel through our business partners. You can enjoy special hotel discounts by registering in Neredekal.com.Company Name: Neredekal.com
Sigortam.net was the idea Mr. Mustafa Erhan Say the founder. Sigortam.net is an insurance and reinsurance broker company, also an affiliate of iLab Holding. On March 27, 2001, the company is awarded with Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage license from Turkish Republic, Office of Prime Ministry, Undersecretariat of Treasury, General Directorate of Insurance.
Today, there are many companies in UK and other parts of Europe that operates similar to Sigortam.net. UK market is the most sophisticated and the largest in Europe and even some of the leading companies in UK started providing online auto quotes a few years after Sigortam.net started in May,2001. With such a unique and distinguished history Sigortam.net is unique company not only in Turkey but also in continental Europe as rest of Europe has produced similar companies after 2007 and after. Considering that internet penetration and usage was not what it is today, it is remarkable what Sigortam.net achieved over the years.
Accomplished by Turkish entrepreneurs, Turkish project team and with technologies developed in Turkey, Sigortam.net combined its sector-experienced staff specialized in the line of business, principle of unconditional customer satisfaction with modern internet technologies and aimed that offering services of good quality. Sigortam.net brought innovation to the sector with website fully integrated in its technological infrastructure. Retail customers can use our website to compare products of insurance companies we are working with; they can buy online, right away automobile, traffic and health insurance policies.
In 2002 and 2003, our website was awarded with third prize on "Best Banking, Finance and Insurance Website" category of "Altın Örümcek" Contest where DorukNet evaluates the best internet sites of Turley; in 2008, we were awarded with the first prize on "Best Insurance Website" category of the contest organized for the sixth time.Company Name: Sigortam.net
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SteelOrbis touches the following industries:
SteelOrbis provides accurate and independent market information which is generated daily through extensive telephone contacts with thousands of professionals from the industry. This data is processed through in house developed methodology to produce globally-acknowledged, leading market information.
Company Name: SteelOrbis
Slogan: "Connecting Markets"
Leadership: Murat Eryılmaz
Founded in: 2002
Arabam.com, founded in 2000 by Doğan Group is the leading car classifieds portal in Turkey. Arabam.com lists hundreds of thousands cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles serving millions of internet users.Company Name: Arabam
Unnadó is a flash sales site dedicated to providing special discounts on products serving the needs of moms, babies and kids. It is the first such flash sales website in Turkey that has specialized on babies market.Company Name: Unnado
Hangisi.net is focused on providing comparison services in all categories of the service sector. As of today, Hangisi.net is a portal where users can copare Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance Products, Broadband connections and GSM service. Hangis.net is independent and provides access to applications from banks, telco operators and insurance brokers.Company Name: Hangisi
Mr. Say is the founder of Access Turkey Capital Group and iLab. He institutionalized his private investment activities in 1999 with AccessTurkey Fund LLC, a hedge fund with an outstanding track record. In early 2000 he diversified AccessTurkey Capital Group operations into Venture Capital by founding iLab Ventures. Under iLab franchise he has invested in 5 online businesses with extraordinary growth track records. His vision and entrepreneurial drive has been instrumental for the growth of AccessTurkey portfolio companies. Mr. Say has founded several visionary businesses under iLab Ventures and has been at the forefront of cultivating entrepreneurship in Turkey. Later in 2005, he expanded AccessTurkey operations to include Private Equity and Real Estate.
From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Say was at Vinmar International (Houston, USA), a large international petrochemical and plastics trading company. At Vinmar, Mr. Say established and managed the petrochemicals trading division. His responsibilities included trading as well as formation and execution of global strategy and organizational development. During his tenure, Mr. Say built a business with annual revenue in excess of $300 million and established offices in Turkey, Singapore, Taipei, and China. Prior to Vinmar, from 1983 to 1989, Mr. Say held a variety of positions in GE Trading (New York, USA), a subsidiary of General Electric Co (USA). Mr. Say has been an active private investor in the Turkish and global markets since 1991. Mr. Say has an MBA from Columbia University in New York and BSME in Engineering from Technical University in Istanbul. Mr. Say is a board member of Endeavor Turkey and member of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD).
Yüksel Dibekoğlu has 17 years of investment banking experience. Mr. Dibekoğlu joined AccessTurkey Capital Group and iLab Ventures in 2003. At AccessTurkey and iLab Ventureshe led the LBO of Olgun Celik - an automotive components manufacturer, buy-out of Kariyer.net, investment in Gittigidiyor.com, buy-out of Hangikredi.com, investment of Neredekal.com, Unnado.com, Dijimecmua.com and Emlakjet.com, , and exit of Gittigidiyor.com to eBay Inc.. Prior to AccessTurkey, Mr. Dibekoğlu served for 5 years at Alternatif Yatirim as an investment banker. He performed a broad range of investment banking activities, including financial advisory services, private placements, merger & acquisition advisory & transactional work, and capital markets projects. At Alternatif Yatirim he undertook key roles in projects such as the initial public offering of Yazicilar Holding, a dual listing on Luxembourg and Istanbul Stock Exchanges. Mr. Dibekoğlu holds a BS degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University, and an MBA degree from Koc University in Istanbul. Mr. Dibekoğlu is a CFA charterholder.
Nuri M. Toker joined AccessTurkey Capital Group in 2009 and is responsible for venture capital and private equity investments. He had worked as an international strategy consultant at Farmer & Company Inc. (UK and USA) and at Credo (UK) for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in international corporate strategy development, operational improvements, restructurings and transactional services, and worked across Europe, USA, South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Turkey. His clients included large and mid-cap private equity investors, global corporations, FTSE250 members and large Turkish holding companies.
Prior to AccessTurkey, Mr. Toker was director for the Anderson Family Investment Trust in charge of origination and performance improvement of current investments in Turkey. Mr. Toker holds an MBA degree from Cass (City) Business School in London and a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from Technical University, Istanbul.
Ertekin Peker has been duty for a period of 18 years in various combat squadrons of Turkish Air Forces in his quality of Combat Pilot. After having been graduated from Air Force War Academy in1995 as a Staff Officer, he had been appointed to headquarters services where he took duties within the frame of planning studies of NATO exercises. After having been graduated NATO Defence College in Roma, Italy in 1998, he was appointed to his duty of Squadron Operation Officer and Squadron Commandership. During the continuation of his last duty, he joined Allied Force Operation (Kosovo) from Ghedi Air Base in Italy. He got retired in year 2000 from Turkish Air Forces upon his request and joined iLab Ventures, venture capital arm of Access Turkey Capital Group. Mr. Peker has taken responsibilities in business development, human resources and administrative affairs. Mr. Ertekin Peker has received education in Air Force College (Aeronautical Engineering), Air Force War Academy (Staff Officer) and Roma NATO Defence College (NATO Senior Headquarters Officer).
Altug Inan joined Access Turkey Capital Group in 2008. Prior to Access Turkey, Mr. Inan has worked for 3 years as the Managing Director of Kodak Turkey, where he had led the major restructuring projects of the multi business unit Turkish operations, which included a business unit spin-off and sale to a private equity firm. Mr. Inan joined Kodak Turkey as CFO in 2004. Before Kodak; Mr. Inan has worked for Deloitte & Touche Assurance and Business Advisory department for 10 years in Istanbul and Southampton (UK) offices, where he was a Director for the last 2 years in Istanbul office. In addition to his audit experience, Mr. Inan had significant exposure in due diligence, company valuation and privatization projects during his Deloitte period. Mr. Inan holds a BS degree in Business Administration (English) from Marmara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Berktug Incekas rejoined Access Turkey Capital in 2016. Prior to Access Turkey Mr. Incekas founded and successfully exited from his own company. He has worked Startup Funding Club, Garanti Bank and Ernst & Young focusing on Technology, Energy and Telecommunication deals.
Today, Mr Incekas is responsible for to monitor and identify growth opportunities across Access Turkey portfolio.
Mr Incekas’s investment experience with Access Turkey includes several companies in technology sector, including Emlakjet, Neredekal and Unnado.
Mr Incekas holds Master in Finance and BSc in Economics from Sabanci University.
Starting his professional career at Gelişim Yayınları A.Ş. in 1980, Sadi Korman had officiated in the Finance and Accounting Departments for his term of office being 7 years. Once he had completed his military service as a Reserve Officer(1988-1989), between the years of 1990 - 1993, he lived in London in order to receive Foreign Language Education and he worked there as the Branch Manager of the Crystal Palace Branch of Perfect Pizza Limited, responsible for the financial and administrational affairs, operating in the business of fast-food service.
After returning to Turkey, between the years of 1993-2000, he had officiated as the Accounting and Financial Manager at MTM A.Ş. Within the structure of Meriç Bros Holding A.Ş.operating the textile sector and he had carried out the duties of developing chain stores under the company's Think Pink Trade Mark,establishing the related accounting systems and providing-operating the interstores accounting integrations. In the year of 1997, Accounting and Financing Directorship of Vip Tekstil A.Ş., Mer-Nak Nakış Sanayi A.Ş., Mer-Gi Giyim Sanayi A.Ş. Within the same holding were attached to him. He had officiated in the foregoing duties until the year of 2000.
As of 1997,he had achieved the title of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as being a member of TÜRMOB (Union of Chambers of Public Accountants of Turkey ) as a result of the practical training and examinations completed in accordance with Profession Code numbered 3568 and as of 2000, he has been officiating as the Group Financial Adviser in iLab HOLDING A.Ş. and in Holding Affiliates as well as other companies of the Subsidiaries. In the year of 2004, he has received the Certificate of Auditing Underwriting Business and Independent Auditor of Underwriting Business by being successful in the examinations given as a result of the Independent Auditing of Underwriting Business Training Course organized by Turkish Treasury and Türmob. Sadi Korman has graduated from Anadolu University,Department of Business Administration (BA) and completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in İstanbul University, School of Business Administration, the Institute of Managerial Economics.
Zeynep Oran Çakıroğlu, Joined Kariyer.net as Customer Management and Marketing Director in March 2008, under the Access Turkey Capital Group umbrella. After nearly eight years working for Kariyer.net, she has been appointed as Executive in Residence in iLab Holding in January, 2016. Currently, she is taking responsibility not only of coordination of marketing departments of portfolio companies, but also working as General Coordinator of Arabam.com, which has joined to the group newly.
Before joining the Access Turkey, she had taken responsibility for different companies in the telecommunications industry for eight years in CRM and marketing fields. Among Mrs. Çakıroğlu’s experiences; revenue growth to create customer loyalty and retention program development, agile product development and processes, telesales and it's profitable and increase productivity issues in the area of customer service.
Mrs. Çakıroğlu earned her bachelors’ degree from Istanbul Technical University in Industrial Engineering and her master’s degree on information Technologies from Computer engineering faculty from in the same University.
Eren Canarslan has joined AccessTurkey Capital in 2014. Prior to AccessTurkey, Mr.Canarslan has worked as investment banking analyst in IS Investment, the leading investment bank of Turkey, for 2 years and M&A International Inc. for 1 year. He gained wide range of investment banking experience including mergers and acquisitions, private equity & mezzanine deals, IPO and privatizations. He also has significant exposure to technology, internet, automotive, healthcare, energy and mining industries.
Mr. Canarslan holds BSc degree in Electronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul.
Gulbin Guldal joined AccessTurkey team in 2007 from a New York based hedge fund, Axia Capital Management.
At Axia, she worked as a financial analyst reporting directly to the CFO and Investor Relations Department.
Prior to that she gathered experience as an analyst at UBS Painewebber's legal finance department for three years.
Ms Guldal has an MBA in Finance from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business (New York, 2003) and a BS in Business Administration from University of Texas at Dallas (1999).
Prior to joining to AccessTurkey in 2005, Mr. Tanriverdi was Vice President in EFG Securities, one of the leading boutique investment houses in Turkey. Mr. Tanriverdi has total seven years of investment banking experience. He has expertise in telecom, technology, internet, media, utilities and steel sectors. Mr. Tanriverdi published numerous detailed research reports on these sectors and built valuation and financial models including leveraged buyout (LBO), accretion/dilution, comparable company and strategic analysis. He advised for various M&A deals in Turkey and designed and prepared key transaction materials together with prospectuses, detailed offering memorandum and management presentations. Mr. Tanriverdi was also involved in many Initial Public Offering (IPO), asset sales, joint ventures and private equity deals in diverse fields. Contributing to the marketing and sales activities, he coordinated and led company evaluation meetings for other fund managers, institutional investors and high net worth clients.
Mr. Tanriverdi has an MBA from the Terry College of Business School in the University of Georgia (Atlanta, USA) and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey). Mr. Tanriverdi holds Turkish Capital Markets Board (CMB) Advanced Level and Derivatives Licenses.