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Financial situation


Cultural institutions such as Platform Garanti, İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, and Anadolu Kültür provide financial support to artists living in Turkey. Foreign artists may be more successful to find resources in the form of in kind contributions and by contacting and collaborating with artists in Turkey.

Design schools educate new generation of talented designers, who can use hybrid techniques including 3D design, programming and information design. Artists outside of Turkey can collaborate with such students to exchange ideas as well as to develop projects together. Such people can be better reached through a social network, rather than a compiled contact list.


Business models

Almost all creative digital product focused companies have a service-oriented business model. They start small, provide limited design and production services, and grow as they get more contracts.


Most recently, Istanbul based venture capital firms such as Golden Horn Ventures and 212 Ventures started investing in new technology based startups. So, the venture funds support the development of genuine digital work around new startups. Also, the e-tohum platform, started in 2008, aims at associating investors, professionals and companies with young entrepreneurs who have knowledge and ideas about the new economy and who want to found their own companies.