Belgian venture capital (VC) SmartFin invests USD 5 million in Turkish software startup Akinon. Located in Istanbul, Akinon has created a next-generation cloud-based omnichannel platform that suits with scalable features boosting business growth and target brands' most challenging KPIs and that streamlines retail sales from online and physical stores. The company’s customer list boasts big brands, such as Lacoste, Marks & Spencer, Sephora, and Gap.
Tolga Tatari, the Founding Partner and CEO of Akinon, stated that with the new investment, the company aims to accelerate its operations in new global markets and to create the strongest trading platform in the world.
Belgium-based VC SmartFin’s Managing Partner Jurgen Ingels stated that Akinon's e-commerce platform meets the need for a flexible, a modular and a scalable e-commerce platform in the market.