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Burak Cendek

Autotech Ventures


Burak Cendek has worked with more than 200 entrepreneurs over the course of his career. His broad business and technical experience position him as an expert on growth strategies, financial/business modeling, and fundraising. As a partner at Autotech Venture, Burak oversees investments relating to fintech, SaaS, and supply chain/logistics.

Most recently, prior to joining Autotech Ventures, Burak was a junior partner at Revo Capital, investing in B2B SaaS businesses in Europe.

Burak earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Sessions With Burak Cendek

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 28/sep/2022 04:30 pm - 28/sep/2022 05:00 pm

    Tech IV: Venture Capital’s Honeymoon or Swan Song?

    The recent period of historic venture capital investment into freight and logistics has centered around technology aimed at the truckload industry. That’s no surprise given it’s the biggest single mode, in terms of freight spend, never mind the most fragmented part of the industry. But as 2021 transitioned to 2022, the nature of public and private investment markets changed. Some of that was due to external factors that have an influence on market confidence (the Russia-Ukraine war, COVID lockdowns in China) but some is directly tied to supply chains (inflation, fuel costs, and a shift back to spending on services over goods). What does all this portend for early- and growth-stage investment into trucking technology? In this session, a trio of investors who focus on logistics and supply chain will share their insights about whether we’ve reached a crescendo in venture’s fascination with trucking, or whether we’re only getting started.