Posted By Mary Thorsby,
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Updated: Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Watermark welcomes Zach Barasz to our board of directors. Zach is a partner with BMW i Ventures, a €500m fund created to support technology companies reimagining transportation, manufacturing, and mobility. His investment focus is on autonomous driving, industry 4.0, electric mobility, and AI / data applications. At BMW, he has led investments in Proterra, Xometry, and a stealth sensor technology business.
Before joining i Ventures, Zach was a Senior Associate at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) in the Green Growth Fund (GGF), a $1b fund focused on high growth companies leading in sustainable ways. At GGF, he focused on transportation and services business across sectors. Before KPCB, he was an Associate at Altamont Capital Partners, spent time as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, and has worked in strategy at the Wildlife Conservation Society, a leading international conservation organization.
Zach earned his degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and he holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
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