Meet the Rising Stars: Visa Innovation Program Europe Turkey Edition's Selected Fintechs 2023

May 8, 2023

The Visa Innovation Program Europe is a partnership platform for fintech companies and Visa clients spanning across Southern Europe. The Program enables fintech companies to solve the payment and commerce challenges of tomorrow, further enhance their own product propositions and provide visionary solutions for Visa’s vast network of partners.

Selected fintech companies in the Visa Innovation Program Europe can look forward to scaling opportunities and partnerships with Visa and Visa’s network, customized mentoring, perks worth more than $300,000, and opportunities to expand their businesses worldwide.

The Visa Innovation Program Europe Turkey Edition meetup was held in Istanbul on March 21st, 2023. The event focused on enhancing the fintech ecosystem for the future of payment and provided insights into the Visa Innovation Program Europe. Participants had the opportunity to listen to alumni fintechs and program partners, who shared their experiences in addressing payment and e-commerce challenges.

The meetup featured two-panel discussions that provided valuable insights into collaboration, partnership, and growth in the fintech landscape. These discussions emphasized the potential for successful cooperation, new industry-specific commercial opportunities, and the importance of strong partnerships in driving innovation and overcoming obstacles in the rapidly evolving fintech landscape.

This year, the Visa Innovation Program Europe Turkey Edition has significantly impacted the fintech ecosystem, with over 680 applications from 36 countries,  55 applications received from Turkey, 10 of them shortlisted, and 5 selected for the program. 

Over the past five years, the program has received 458 applications from Turkey and facilitated 36 total POCs (Proof of Concepts). Participating fintechs raised over €22.3 million in total investment, benefitting from more than 200 hours of mentorship and participating in over 290 trainings and workshops. This impressive track record highlights the program's commitment to fostering innovation and growth within the fintech sector.

Meet the fintechs selected for  Visa Innovation Program Europe Turkey Edition:

Abonesepeti: Abonesepeti is a subscription management platform that helps you subscribe, manage and unsubscribe your subscriptions in one app.

Agrio Finans: Agrio Finans provide governed financial authorization services to enable issuing green deal compatible digital assets for the agri&food supply chain.

Craftgate: Craftgate is a 'One-Stop Shop' payment gateway where you can easily integrate and manage the Virtual POS of all banks of your business as well as many other payment and e-money institutions, alternative and international payment methods from a single center. 

Enqura: Award-winning, super fast identity verification and customer authentication based on Enqura's state of the art AI on Mobile Edge.

Recepta: Recepta is a platform that helps businesses offer their customers customized paper and digital receipts without requiring personal information like email or phone number at checkout.

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