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We believe breakthrough advancements in material sciences are the cornerstone to achieving global sustainability targets

We are a venture capital fund investing in disruptive material technologies at the seed to Series B stage that reshape global value chains.

Leveraging 212’s decade-long investment experience and extensive network, 212 NexT is a gateway to innovative deep technology startups with a focus on advanced materials.

We foster direct collaborations between our portfolio startups and global industry leaders in Türkiye.

The first vertically focused deep tech VC out of Türkiye investing globally

Backed by 212; one of Türkiye’s strongest VC with top-quartile returns

Leveraging the unique know-how of a strategic investor base

An ecosystem of seasoned advisors and experts

Addressing a large and growing market within deep tech: Advanced Materials

Potential value for portfolio companies through PoC opportunities and technical expertise

Investment Areas

We will invest in disruptive materials technologies to capitalize on global sustainability trends
Sustainable polymers

Advanced chemicals

Biomaterials & Nanomaterials
Smart and functional materials
Energy storage and conversion materials
Advanced textiles
Coating and films

.. wide-ranging applications for breakthrough innovations across sustainability and decarbonization themes

Recycling for circularity

Bio-based product development

Energy storage & efficiency solutions

Carbon capture & utilization

AI-driven materials

SaaS-like solutions in manufacturing


Çağlar Urcan

General Partner

Gizem Yağız​

General Partner

Sena Zorlu

Venture Partner

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. H. Volkan Demir

Materials science and nanotechnology at Bilkent University, Turkey & Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Director of Bilkent University – National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) and NTU –LUMINOUS! Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays

Prof. Dr. Uri Banin

Nanoscience and nanotechnology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Co-founder of Qlight Nanotech (acquired by Merck)

Prof. Dr. Maksym Kovalenko

Functional inorganic materials at ETH ZurichMember of Empa

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)

Prof. Dr. Xiao Wei Sun

Electrical and electronic engineering at the Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Co-founder and vice chairman of Singapore-China Association for Advancement of Science and Technology

Our Stories

Partner Network

Our global reach is expanded through our network of strategic partners.
Established in 1952, Akkök Holding is a leading Turkish industrial group, focusing primarily on chemicals, energy, composites and real estate sectors. Akkök boasts ownership of 24 operational subsidiaries, both in Turkey and abroad, operating across 22 facilities and places significant emphasis on innovative technologies.

212 is a venture capital firm that backs bold, growth-stage tech companies across Turkey, CEE, MENA and the diaspora. 212’s time-tested strategy is to advance B2B tech solutions with demonstrated traction, a precise product-market fit, and founders who are ready and eager to scale internationally.