Based in Palo Alto, Baris is deeply passionate about working early with product-focused technical founders across enterprise software such as hybrid/cloud infrastructure, machine learning applications, vertical SaaS, and security.
He brings unique perspectives on these areas Google Cloud, where he served as the Head of Global Strategic Business Development in Media, Gaming, and Telecom prior to AV8. He initially oversaw M&A integration, and then led strategic deals for the industry vertical at Google Cloud
Prior to Google, Baris was the CFO at Anvato, eventually leading the acquisition of the company by Google. Earlier, Baris was an investor at Intel Capital, covering global consumer and enterprise investments. Baris has invested in dozens of companies including Monese, Woven, Veriff, OpenFeint (acq by Gree), Yume (NYSE IPO), Crowdstar (acq by Glu Mobile), Sense Networks (acq by YellowPages), Caring.com (acq by Bankrate), and a number of others. Early in his career, Baris held product management and engineering roles at Calix and Alcatel.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Baris served his fellowship at Intel Capital under the mentorship of Keith Larson. He is a member of Class 17.