Shorooq Partners Leads USD 5M Seed Round in Roamless, Entering Türkiye’s Startup Scene

​​The UAE-based alternative investment manager Shorooq Partners made a significant entry into Türkiye's entrepreneurial landscape by leading a USD 5 million seed round for travel technology startup Roamless. The round also saw participation from notable VC firms such as Türkiye-based Revo Capital, Paribu Ventures, Finberg, and Luxembourg's DeBa Ventures.

Shorooq Partners is renowned for its expertise in fintech, platforms, software, gaming, and Web 3.0, while Roamless is an eSIM provider aiming to transform travel connectivity.

Commenting on the strategic importance of this investment, Shorooq Partners Co-Founder Mahmoud Adi stated, "Türkiye boasts a vibrant and rapidly growing tech ecosystem with a strong talent pool and entrepreneurial spirit. Its strategic location bridging Europe and Asia offers unique advantages for startups aiming to scale internationally. Moreover, the Turkish government's proactive support for the tech sector and dynamic startup environment aligns with our investment strategy. We plan to deepen our involvement by establishing local partnerships, building relationships with key stakeholders, and potentially setting up a dedicated office to better support Turkish startups."

Meanwhile, Roamless Co-Founder and CEO Emre Demirel expressed his excitement about the milestone, stating, "We are thrilled to have reached 120,000 users across 165 countries. With a skilled team of 30, we continue to grow and improve our services. We are pleased to have reputable investors like Shorooq Partners join us, raising our funding to USD 5 million. This investment will accelerate our mission to lead digital transformation of the global telecom sector."
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