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ikas Secures $20M Series A Capital, Headed by IFC and Re-Pie

ikas, the leading-edge e-commerce platform, has secured $20 million in Series A capital, in a round headed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank and Re-Pie Asset Management. This marks the IFC’s most considerable investment in a Turkish startup to date, signifying ikas’s swift growth and its indispensable role in bolstering small enterprises.

In a significant boost for Turkey’s startup environment, ikas has secured a substantial $20 million in Series A capital, with the IFC and Re-Pie Asset Management steering the investment. This capital injection serves as a validation of ikas’s exceptional journey within the e-commerce infrastructure field in Turkey over a two-year span. The company is now geared to elevate its presence in Europe and other significant markets.

ikas’s rapid ascent in the tech industry has been recognized, placing it in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program in 2023 as one of the fastest-growing tech entities in Turkey. The company has also achieved a pivotal SaaS milestone, with its Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) escalating from $1M to $10M in just 16 months, setting its sights on a $100M target in the near term.

The success of ikas is anchored in its dedication to providing SMEs and entrepreneurs with an accessible e-commerce platform, simplifying online store management without the need for deep technical knowledge. The dynamic ikas team, with an average age of 28, embodies the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and quality. Mustafa Namoğlu, Co-Founder and CEO of ikas, extended his thanks to the community of customers, the team, investors, and all stakeholders for their consistent support.

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Dr. Emre Çamlıbel, Chairman of the Board at Re-Pie Asset Management, provided insight into the investment approach, stating, “Re-Pie invests in ventures with high growth potential, technology and innovation-oriented business models and we continue to grow our portfolio. This investment was executed through a dedicated GSYF (Venture Capital Investment Fund) issued by Re-Pie. Having opened its office in Germany at the end of 2022, Ikas is well-positioned to hit its target of becoming one of the leading brands in Europe in its vertical by 2030.”

Wiebke Schloemer, Director for Türkiye and Central Asia at IFC, underscored the significant potential of ikas’s initiatives, stating, “Boosting innovation and the growth of smaller businesses, particularly women-owned and-led businesses, is a priority for IFC,” she said. “ikas’ innovative software has the potential to transform e-commerce in Türkiye, enabling smaller businesses to access new markets, boost their online sales and productivity, and better adapt to the rapidly changing business landscape.”

Namoğlu shared the strategic plans following the investment, stating, “We intend to leverage the new funding to expedite our international expansion. While this round of investment significantly excites us, it also serves as a reminder that we are just at the beginning of our journey, with much work ahead.“

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