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Tekfen Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Sinan Uzan


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Total investments 21
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 3.50
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • Software
  • Robotics
  • Biotechnology
  • Machine Learning

Tekfen Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Tekfen Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Agriculture, Internet of Things. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sight Machine, Pivot Bio, Claroty. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the Tekfen Ventures, startups are often financed by Bessemer Venture Partners, Orfin Ventures, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Material Impact Fund, Hyperplane Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sony Innovation Fund, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, Mercury Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tropic Biosciences

$35M06 Jul 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


16 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Building Material
$44M01 Nov 2021 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Pivot Bio

$430M19 Jul 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Soft Robotics

Advanced Materials
Industrial Automation
$10M29 Jun 2021 Massachusetts, United States


Information Technology
Real Estate
$10M26 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States


$10M26 Jan 2021 State College, Pennsylvania, United States

$28M04 Jun 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

Pivot Bio

$100M30 Apr 2020 Berkeley, California, United States
Pivot Bio Raises $430M in Series D Funding

– Pivot Bio, a Berkeley, CA-based nitrogen innovator in agriculture, closed a $430m Series D funding.
– The round was led by DCVC and Temasek with participation from Generation Investment Management, G2 Venture Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Prelude Ventures; Pavilion Capital, Bunge Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, and Roger Underwood.
– The company intends to use the funds to focus on scaling its U.S. business and expanding into key international markets.


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