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Simya: Fast, Innovative, Transparent

Our mission is to help startups scale globally. That starts with innovative teams, fast-moving investors, critical mentorship, and a transparent investment process.

About us

Simya VC aims to be the leading seed-stage investor in the ecosystem.
How will it get there? Through 212’s investment know-how, Alchemist’s international network and Neo Portfoy’s infrastructure.

  • Our investment process is fast and transparent.
  • This fund is for early-stage
    and B2B startups
  • Simya is supported by The Alchemist Accelerator
  • The fund offers mentorship, network support to reach an international audience, and growth and investment advice.
Simya VC Team
Simya VC Team

Simya VC's experienced team supports early stage startups.

Cagdas Yildiz, Managing Director

Cagdas has spent his career in software, technology, and entrepreneurship. Upon graduating from university, he joined the global ERP company IFS as an ERP Consultant. He then served as a Senior ERP Consultant at MTN Telecommunications Group, the largest GSM operator in the Nigeria and South Africa regions in continental Africa. In 2004, he founded his first startup, Logiwa WMS, a leading DTC fulfillment SaaS company in the US. Before his role as a in Simya I GSYF, he led the US expansion of Trio Mobil, a 212 portfolio company. Cagdas holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Selma Bahcivanoglu, Managing Director

Selma has spent the last 10 years of her career managing programs for technology entrepreneurs. She started her career in the media and publicity sector working as project coordinator and editor for various TV programs and documentaries broadcasted in different platforms. Later she managed and executed entrepreneurship and incubation programs from idea to globalization; ITU Çekirdek, Innogate, and ITU Magnet Acceleration in Istanbul Technical University’s Technology Park, İTÜ ARI Teknokent. After receiving her BA degree in Political Science and International Relations, Selma did her MA on Modern Turkish History from Boğaziçi University focusing on Turkey-EU Relations in her thesis.


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What is Simya VC?

212, in collaboration with Alchemist Accelerator, launched Simya as an international accelerator fund. Intended to focus on earlier-stage B2B technology startups, Simya supports companies from day one through a fast and transparent investment process that includes mentorship, guidance, and access to global networks.

Who can apply to Simya VC?

Simya is interested in startups that have launched a minimum viable product that has proven customer value and that is driving in revenue. We’re looking for startups that are addressing global challenges, that have figured out how to drive recurring revenue, and that have the potential for global expansion.

What does Simya VC offer to entrepreneurs?

Simya VC provides investment capital, mentorship and network support to early stage startups, with an eye to grow globally. Alchemist Accelerator is a key partner, helping startups go global.

So you’ve been accepted to Simya. What happens next?

You can review the term sheet we offer here. Like everything in life, this is not static. The term sheet may change based on current and projected conditions, both in the market and with the startup.

Should entrepreneurs apply for Alchemist and Simya VC?

Alchemist Accelerator is Simya VC’s accelerator program partner. Startups that apply to Simya don’t have to apply for Alchemist. They will be referred to Alchemist along Simya’s investment process.


We are much stronger with our partners!


212 finances B2B technology solutions that have achieved a clear fit between product and market and are ready for global growth.

Alchemist Accelerator
Alchemist Accelerator

Alchemist is an international accelerator founded in San Francisco in 2012. It supports early stage startups by finding solutions for corporate customers (B2B) and helping them expand into international markets and secure investment.

Neo Portfoy
Neo Portfoy

Founded in 2018 by a team of experienced professionals, Neo Portfolio is an independent portfolio management company subject to the regulation and control of the Turkish Capital Markets Board.

Our Investors

Institutions Investing in Simya VC

APY Ventures
Oyak Portföy
Gulman Group

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    Levent / Esentepe Mh.
    Talatpaşa Cd. No:5 Şişli, İstanbul
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