Baris Karadogan

Advisor

CEO/COO/CRO/Sales

  • Startup/Early-stage Strategy
  • Go To Market
  • Venture Capital/Fundraising
  • Mentoring/Leadership Coaching
  • Strategy, Corporate Development

Baris Karadogan is the CEO of Endless Solutions and Advisor at Advantary. Endless Solutions is on a mission to create, an affordable, easy to use computing platform for the 4B people who have never used a computer and live with no reliable connection to the Internet.

Prior to Endless, Baris was the CEO of Hip Digital Media, a venture-backed, online marketing platform. Baris grew Hip from zero revenues to profitability, and ultimately Hip was acquired in 2015 by Snipp Interactive, a public online marketing platform company trading in the Toronto stock exchange.

Prior to Hip Digital Media, Baris was a venture capitalist for ten years, at U.S. Venture Partners, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm and at Fuse Capital. As a VC, Baris invested in a wide variety of industries including digital media, telecommunications, and semiconductors. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Baris worked in both engineering and marketing at 3Com/U.S. Robotics, where he developed software for the company’s networking and cable modem products. His efforts at U.S. Robotics resulted in a number of U.S. patents.

Passionate about science and nature, Baris is an active participant and leader in a number of non-profits. Baris serves as an adviser to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and is on the Board of Directors of the California Audubon Society.

Baris holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. Baris also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Expertise

Biz Dev, Due Diligence, Finance, Operations, Product Management, and Sales

Location

Silicon Valley

Roles

CEO: Chief Executive Officer, CMO: Chief Marketing Officer, COO: Chief Operating Officer, CPO: Chief Product Officer, CRO: Chief Revenue Officer, CSO: Chief Strategy Officer, Executive Coach, and Product Manager

Sectors

CPG, Finance/Banking, Nonprofit, SaaS, Software, and Venture

Traits

Mentor