Baris Aksoy

AV8 Ventures
General Partner
Baris Aksoy AV8 Ventures

Based in Palo Alto, Baris is a General Partner at AV8 Ventures. He joined AV8 from Google, where he served as the Head of Global Strategic Business Development, covering AI and infrastructure solutions for media companies.

Prior to Google, he spent time at Intel Capital, working his way up to an Investment Partner. While there, he invested in companies like Yume (IPO), OpenFeint (acq by Gree), Sense Networks (acq by YellowPages), and Caring.com (acq by Bankrate), many of which were acquired or went public during his time there. As an engineer, he held leadership positions at Calix (IPO) and Alcatel.

He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his Bsc Eng in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.