• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

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

Monday, 4 March

  • 05:20pm - 05:50pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 01:20 am - 05/mar/2024 01:50 am

    TPMTech: The Future of VC Tech Investment

    We’ve passed the decade mark of venture capital’s fascination with the logistics industry, and more broadly, supply chain. Taking stock of where things go from here is tricky, because certain factors are impacting the VC environment at large, not just in logistics. But several dynamics seem clear: investors understand the digital intermediary model very well; there is a focus on finding a path to profitability overgrowth at all costs; and that the sugary high of the pandemic obscured the reality that logistics is all about long sales cycles and price sensitivity that appear at odds with the goals of venture investment. Layered on top of that are nuances within the venture world itself, with a flood of funds emerging during the pandemic giving way to more specialist funds and corporate venture groups. In this session, S&P Global’s head of ventures will discuss the state of the market with a group of supply chain-focused investors.