Backing Early-Stage Founders
On a Mission To Build a Better Tomorrow

About Us

Kanca Ventures is a family-owned investment firm backed by the second and third generation family business leaders of Kanca Forging, a leading automotive parts supplier founded in 1965 by Abdullah Kanca who was a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist of his time.

We back passionate founders from diverse backgrounds who are on a mission to build a better, more equitable tomorrow. By offering investments, strategic guidance and introductions to key stakeholders, we enable promising businesses to thrive.

Some of our focus areas are efficient supply chains and manufacturing systems, alternative materials, sustainable food systems, cleantech and economic empowerment.

Our Team


Chairman of Board

Dilara KANCA

Managing Partner

Who We Are


Problem Solvers

We love a good challenge and are always on the lookout for the next one.



We believe that today’s grand issues can only be solved through out-of-the box partnerships and lateral thinking. What got us here, won’t get us there – unless we join forces.


Life-long Learners

Life fascinates us and we love to ask questions, dig deep, be challenged and learn. Always.


There for the ride

Be it a bumpy one or a smooth sail, we know what it is like to weather the storm while wearing many hats and are ready to roll up our sleeves.

What We Do

Strategic Capital

We make convertible debt and equity investments early on alongside reputable co-investors

Extensive Network

We connect builders with our global network of industry experts, businesses, talent, researchers, service providers, suppliers and leading nonprofit organizations

Business Development

We take a hands-on approach with our portfolio companies, helping them grow their businesses to achieve key milestones and attract high quality follow-on investors

Access to Markets

By leveraging our presence across different markets and tapping into our networks, we help our portfolio companies tap into different markets and scale their businesses efficiently

What We Invest In

We invest early in Pre-Seed to Series A stage startups with passionate founders and strong technical teams working on innovative solutions and disruptive business models

We prefer to invest alongside dynamite co-investors and in businesses with high impact.

We reserve funds for follow-on investments to support our growing portfolio companies

Efficient supply chains and manufacturing systems, alternative materials, sustainable food systems, cleantech and economic empowerment are some of our focus areas

We place great importance on diversity and equity and will actively screen for diverse teams and solutions that enable a more inclusive economy and level the playing field




Albert Health - UK

Voice-based digital health services platform

Barakatech - TURKEY

Developer of easy super app structures with numerous partners and already integrated APIs

Evo Foods - INDIA

Plant-based eggs, without compromise, out of Mumbai, India

Barty - TURKEY

Peer-to-peer marketplace built around a goods tokenization and bartering mechanism


Indian Inspired Skincare