Baris is a Senior Associate at BMW i Ventures, where he invests in a variety of verticals, including autonomous driving, digital car and automotive cloud, e-mobility, artificial intelligence and data, Industry 4.0, shared & on-demand mobility, customer digital life and energy services. Prior to BMW i Ventures, Baris worked with several other VC funds, e.g. Presidio Partners, The Halo Funds and New Commercial Room, and top-tier investment banks incl. Deutsche Bank and BofA Merrill Lynch. Baris holds an MBA as a Dean’s Fellow from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, a Masters in Engineering and Technology Management from Duke University and a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. During business school, Baris also managed the world’s largest VC competition.