Turkish payments firm iyzico raises $13m

Source: iyzico

Online payment and fintech leader iyzico announced that it has closed its Series C round with $13 million investment led by Vostok Emerging Finance, a fund that comes from the same investment stable as Vostok New Ventures who’s investments include BlaBlaCar, Gett and Delivery Hero.

Existing investors International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and 212, one of the foremost VC funds in Turkey, also participated in the investment round.

“We are very excited to announce our investment into Iyzico, and indeed our first move into the Turkish market. iyzico is comfortably one of the best online payments plays we have come across in the emerging arena. Turkey offers a very rich opportunity set in the payments space, while there is a wealth of experience in the iyzico team which is what really drew us to this opportunity.” said Dave Nangle, Managing Director of Vostok Emerging Finance (VEF).

“Since our launch in 2013, iyzico has become the leading online payment provider in Turkey. Earlier last year we expanded into Iran. With this investment round, we will be eager to roll out our services in other markets in the Middle East and Europe and thus push fintech further forward. We will realise our plan to become the “payment champion” of the region.” said Brbaros Ozbugutu, iyzico CEO. 

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