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Wahoo Ventures is an Istanbul based investment and development company focusing mainly on innovative information technology and new media projects, as well as undertake organization, monitoring and controlling of other local and international projects through alliances with sector-specific partners.

Inspired by the disruptive character of the 21st century and accelerated by a global vision, Wahoo Ventures undertakes unconventional projects created around pioneering business models. Wahoo Ventures projects are created and developed internally, and are endorsed with strategic partnerships.

A highly diverse and multifaceted team, Wahoo partners have extensive experience and expertise in multiple industries.



Launched in April 2016 Kimboo is designed as a progressive, gamified social discovery application. As a continuous “would you rather” type question game, Kimboo calculates the psychographic similarity amongst players based on their common answers, acquainting them with a dynamic interpersonal compatibility score. Designed for both iOS and Android platforms, Kimboo brings an innovative, playful and exciting approach to the entire social networking scene.

Launched in August 2015, is a pioneering platform for the Turkish audience, connecting quality audiovisual journalism with discerning web-native consumers. As an independent platform that delivers original and uncensored audiovisual journalistic content, all content is initially broadcasted live ​through ​Twitter’s Periscope, then published on Wahoo Ventures initiated with Turkey’s Turkish journalist Ruşen Çakır. has been awarded 2016 Free Media Pioneer Award by International Press Institute (IPI).


CitySmart is an online marketplace serving the international tourism sector. With its unique strategy and feature set, CitySmart aimes to become a social center among global travelers and and local licensed/amateur guides. The project is still at development stage, and is planned to be launched second half of 2016.

A pioneering news-based social media platform that provides a brand-new content experience, blending news and Twitter content. delivers daily curated news content along with related, near real time comments from influencial personalities and celebrities, filtered through their Twitter accounts. With its unique format, fusions contemporary internet news publishing with social media experience in a one-of-a-kind hybrid model, effectively transforming each tweet into a 140-character commentary about the related news item.

This project is a joint venture between Wahoo and Net Holding (BIST: NTHOL).

The Plazz

Initially launched for Turkish audiences under the brand name in June 2012, the platform has also been customized for the US market under the brand name, The Plazz, in January 2013. Both websites deliver daily curated news content along with related, near real time comments from influencial personalities and celebrities, filtered through their Twitter accounts.

This project is a joint venture between Wahoo and Net Holding (BIST: NTHOL).

Yeni Sahaf

Yeni Sahaf is a second-hand rare book and ephemera marketplace for bookstore owners and hobbyists. Launch planned for the fourth quarter of 2016.


onn!telekom is an integrated telecom and IT service project for local as well as international markets. Project is based on a unique business model developed by Denet, named Hybrid Network Operator via Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange (HNOvIPPbx).

Wahoo has formed a strategic partnership with German TELEFAKS that has developed a Product Application Server, Appserver, that allows centralized monitoring and administration of multiple Freeswitch based IPPbx’s.


Denet C. Tezel

Gifted with an analytical mind and a creative spirit, Denet has a diversified background across multiple industries.

With a degree in economics from a top Turkish university, Denet has worked as a strategic planning executive for Turkey’s leading conglomerate, Koc Holding. During his corporate years, he has gained vast working experience in strategy consulting, in depth knowledge of project planning processes and management, and the ability to successfully design and implement cross-functional projects.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Denet has also created many start-ups throughout his professional life. He has also utilized his know-how in consultancy services he has provided to numerous SME’s in the ever expanding and competitive Turkish market.

Denet’s strong suit is his sharpened holistic leadership skills in business development and strategic planning for IT and new media projects.

Denet on LinkedIn

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