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Why Are There No Clouds Yet in Turkey?

No Turkish internet startups, so far, have built their application using cloud computing - why?

Cem Sertoglu's Blog

I get pitched by a large number of Turkish internet startups, and none of them, not one, so far, have built their application using cloud computing. I wonder why that is.

It seems to me that the cloud computing service providers like Google App Engine, AWS and 10gen, offer a solid, scalable solution. On top of this, all of the non-cloud Turkish alternatives are more expensive than their US counterparts. Yet, you read about companies like drop.io going 100% cloud and I can not name a single Turkish company following suit.

Interesting.

[This post appeared originally here. Republished in full by kind permission of the author. It is republished under the Creative Commons license.]

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Cem Sertoglu is a General Partner at iLab Ventures, Turkey's premier technology VC firm. Prior to iLab, he launched Mondus, a ground breaking Turkish social networking platform with extensive privacy and content management features. He also managed SP Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on seed-stage B2C internet and mobile ventures in Turkey.
Until 2005, he led the team at SelectMinds, the pioneer in Corporate Social Networking, from its inception to profitability. He is also the creator of Mobile Monday Istanbul, a networking platform for wireless and internet industry professionals.

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