Barış Aksoy is a regional director at Intel Capital, a technology investor in Turkey, Middle East, and Africa.

Prior to joining Intel Capital, Baris was an investor at University Venture Fund and was an early employee of Calix, where he held product management and development roles. Earlier in his career, Baris started and grew the West Coast sales office for Alcatel’s semiconductor subsidiary.

He also serves on the board of advisors for Yetizen Accelerator, and actively mentors young entrepreneurs for SeedCamp, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, TurkTechNet, StepOne, and entrepreneurship classes at various universities around the world.

Baris is a Kauffman Fellow and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University.