Currently being the largest beacon platform in Turkey, the idea behind Blesh (Bluetooth Low Energy Smart Hub) emerged in 2011 as a breakthrough opportunity in the mobile technology, with the launch of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Apple’s introduction of iBeacon in 2012. The founders of the company, Devrim Sonmez, Ugur Gokdere and Selcuk Kizilkaya, set to work on the possibilities that this new technology raises and built a preliminary beacon device that signaled BLE in late 2013. Using this technology, Blesh has begun to offer advertisers and developers to create context aware communications through its beacon platform.
In the current market, more than 45.000 Blesh beacon devices are deployed for more than 250 brands in Turkey. Blesh has partnered with industry leaders like Google, Intel, Volkswagen and apps as fastPay, Denizbank, Garanti Bank, Koctas, Migros and Hurriyet.
Integrating its platform with 100+ apps and reaching 25 Million SDK downloads, Blesh has its beacons deployed in leading retail chains, airports, bank branches and ATMs, subway stations, more than 200 malls, cafés and restaurants, office buildings and university campuses.
Approved and contracted by Apple, Blesh now serves as an iBeacon service provider for diverse use cases in various sectors. Having started off as a technological curiosity, Blesh has developed a team who dedicate to envision sturdy business development strategies.. Blesh is an Apple-licensee, a Samsung Enterprise Application Silver Partner and the first Turkish member in Bluetooth SIG. Blesh has contributed to the new Bluetooth standardization and has participated as an “Innovator” in SIG’s Bluetooth World Event in San Jose, California, in April 2014.
As the first official provider of Google’s Physical Web beacons and one of the few authorized sellers of the Eddystone beacon format, an open beacon format also by Google, Blesh has formed a network of more than 3.000 developers worldwide.
Blesh received its first funding by angel investors Turgut Gursoy, Emre Berkin, Kemal Ciliz and Ali Sabanci in 2014 and received $4M Series A funding in 2016. The Series A round was led by TRPE Capital. The company currently employs a team of 25 professionals excelled in mobile technologies and business management.
We hold three offices worldwide, in Istanbul, Palo Alto and Atlanta.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Blesh employs a team of many professionals with diverse backgrounds excelled in mobile technologies and business management. If you would like to contact us or join our team, chek out our Careers page for openings or feel free to say hello at hello (at) blesh.com