Most people don't understand what a social force startups and innovation can be. There are a lot of changes that can only happen through startups. Startups are changing old business ways and shaking monopolies.
There are many social entreprenueurship projects coming out all over the world, whose goals are enabling the other half of the world with ideas and innovation. For example, microfinancing and Grameen Bank. Their story is very inspiring. Here is an excerpt:
"When we started giving out tiny loans under a system which later became known as the Grameen Bank, we never imagined that one day we would be reaching hundreds of thousands, let alone five million, borrowers."
This project created disturbance in loaning and credit systems. Banks that think most aren't worthy of a credit saw a business that is profitable and changing the world one credit at a time.
It all starts with an idea. I believe as many do, entrepreneurs' need to change the world. When you want to change the world and make a difference, you definitely succeed!
This is what Golden Horn Ventures' targets: To be a social force by supporting startups and helping them become companies that change the markets. One company at a time, innovation and information of how this innovation becomes successful businesses will accumulate in Turkey and success stories will change the society. The environment that supports it will change. More VC's will be present, more people will support more ideas. This all circles!
Technology is one of the disturbing forces in the society because it gives the ability to people to reach to information cheaper, produce faster and cheaper, etc. etc. (This is a big topic and I don't want to be sidetracked.) To create an ecosystem for technology startups requires some ingredients. I would suggest reading Paul Graham's essays on How to be Silicon Valley and Why Startups Condense in America to understand the ecosystem better. They are excellent essays!