Amazon acquires Turkish startup

E-commerce giant Amazon has completed the acquisition of Turkish startup company DataRow, the company announced on its website.  

With the sale completed, the company has become Amazon’s first acquisition in Turkey.

Amazon started its retail operations in Turkey in 2018, and has a seven-year plan for large-scale logistics investment in the country. 

The company already has in Istanbul a team for cloud computing, Amazon’s other huge venture, but not a data centre, Vice President of Amazon Europe Xavier Garambois said in an interview in September last year. Garambois hinted at the possibility of an investment, but said Amazon mainly preferred working with private companies.

San Fransisco-based DataRow’s parent company, TeamSQL, continues its operations in Istanbul and has experience in creating web-based tools to be used with Amazon’s cloud computing service Redshift.