Baris Guzel

Partner, BMW i Ventures

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Toronto

Stream: Prime

Baris is an engineer with work experience in top-tier investment banking and venture capital. At BMW i Ventures, Baris has played a key role in the firm’s investments in Tekion (co-led Series B), Xometry (led Series B, NASDAQ:XMTR), Our Next Energy, AutoFi (led Series B), Solid Power, Z?m (led Series C), Mapillary (led Series B, acquired by Facebook) and Vera (acquired by HelpSystems). Baris has also supported existing portfolio companies, including Chargepoint (NYSE:CHPT), Life360 (ASX:360), Ridecell, Strivr and Moovit (acquired by Intel for ~$1B).

Baris holds a Master of Engineering and Technology Management from Duke along with an MBA (Dean’s Fellow) from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he led VCIC, the world’s largest venture capital competition.

Baris also writes about investing on Please feel free to reach out on or @BarisGSF over Twitter.