Enis Hulli is a General Partner at 500 Emerging Europe. Educated as an engineer he has a firm grasp of the technological aspect of the startup world and the ambition and knowledge to see the global potential in the regional startup scene. That is why, rather than venturing on the civil engineer path, he founded firstseed, a network of investors focusing on early stages investments. He aims to cultivate and grow the startup ecosystems in Emerging Europe, help talented entrepreneurs of the broader region and the diaspora in building explosive businesses that will integrate with Silicon Valley. His goal is to position 500 Emerging Europe as the leading actor in the region in order to re-shape the future of innovation at Emerging Europe.
500 Emerging Europe is an early-stage fund within the 500 Global network, a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator with over 2,600 investments in more than 75 countries and venture partners in more than 25 countries. 500 Istanbul's mission is to back seed-stage technology companies targeting sizeable markets and help them scale globally. Launched in August of 2016, 500 Istanbul has 50 portfolio companies that have collectively raised more than $1B from international investors.