ABOUT US

Arya Women Investment Platform is Turkey’s only women focused investment platform. Through its investors, Arya channels “smart money” in women led businesses.

For Entrepreneurs… we aim to add value to everyone we meet, through our meetings, events or simply introduce you to the right people. We match selected entrepreneurs to the right investors that can add value to their business. Once funded, you can benefit from expertise and guidance of our team, common resources and synergies with other portfolio companies. We are stronger together!

For Investors… For novice and seasoned investors alike, out motto is “have a little fun, do a little good, make a little money”. We streamline the deal flow, legal work and post-investment governance processes for you. Seasoned investors can have hands on impact on the entrepreneurs as lead investors, and new investors can learn by doing and work their way up to be a lead investor.

For more information on our investment process please click here

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  • Less than 9% of entrepreneurs in Turkey are women.
  • 96% of investment goes to men.
  • The biggest obstacle for women is access to financing.
  • Women are the largest underutilized asset in the world.
  • Women spend most of their money on their families and communities.
  • Women employ more women.
  • The solution: #InvestInWomen
Arya Entrepreneurs

Our goal is to match success and growth promising companies led by women with investors and risk partners that will help them and add more value to them.

Our process, from the application until the completion of the investment, takes approximately 6 months. It is important to us to provide benefits to all entrepreneurs who apply to us. Even if your investment process is not resulted positively, you can get useful feedbacks and mentoring during this time. 

If your investment process is resulted positively, you will get support in many areas, such as business development, digital strategy, portfolio and bulk purchases. With this support, you will receive the power of being part of a platform like Arya.

 

INVESTMENT PROCESS

Arya Investors

Would you like companies with women’s leadership in your investment portfolio?

Arya investors are also entrepreneurs. Investors also gain experience about investing, which usually provides a new perspective for their own companies. Arya investors are successful business people and true mentors at core.

Do a little learn,
Do a little favour,
Make a little money.

The most ideal investment is investing in a woman you believe in and in a business or sector you know.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

FATOS BUYUKKUSOGLU AWARD


FATOS BUYUKKUSOGLU
STRONG WOMEN AWARD

This annual award is given to an extraordinary women who inspires change and who shows great leadership. Fatos Buyukkusoglu Strong Women Award is given by Ahu Serter, the founder of Arya Women Investment Platform, and her sister Gamze Buyukkusoglu in their mother’s honour to the women who changed the world with her success stories and inspired other women. Fatos Buyukkusoglu was an inspiring mother, artist and a business women who grew both her daughters as strong individuals.

“My mother was an amazing woman. She was a doctor, an art lover, an entrepreneur and inspired everyone around her. My mother taught us that we could do anything. We need more women like that. ” – Ahu Serter, founder of ARYA


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