Most recently, Baris was a Director at Intel Capital, focusing on consumer Internet, specifically gaming, mobile applications, social media, e-commerce, advertising, location based services, and various enabling technologies. Earlier at Intel Capital, Baris was focused on technology investments in Turkey, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. He wa a board observer for Caring.com, Crowdstar, Nokta Medya, and Sense Networks, and is also involved with Kno, and Yume.
Prior to joining Intel Capital, Baris worked at University Venture Fund, an early stage venture capital firm, where he was involved in equity investments in the internet and digital media sectors. Previously, Baris was an early employee of IPTV startup Calix (NYSE:CALX), where he held product management and development roles. During his tenure at Calix, he led the stategy and development of products delivering IPTV consumer experience. Earlier in his career, Baris started and grew the West Coast sales office for Alcatel’s semiconductor subsidiary, a major DSL chipset manufacturer of that time.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Baris holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in strategy and finance. He earned his BSc in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
Baris served his fellowship at Intel Capital under the mentorship of Keith Larson. He is a member of Class 17.