For over 20 years, he has been playing an active role in the technology field, either as a professional executive or as an investor. After Özistek’s active role at the exits of JoyGame, GameSultan, and PaytoGo companies in 2013, he undertook the role of the chairman of the executive board of a Korea-centered company, Netmarble EMEA, which is one of the biggest game publisher companies in the world.
Özistek is the founding member of the executive board and the investment committee of StartersHub, which is the biggest incubation center in Turkey that was established in 2015 with 10 million dollars capital with their investment in 59 technology initiatives so far. In addition, he served as the manager of the venture investment fund of BV Global which is under the roof of Bogazici Ventures and as a member of the investment committee. He takes part in the executive boards of technology initiatives such as Biznet, Egüven, Metamorfoz, and Plum.
Özistek serves as a member of the executive board of Turkey Foundation of Information, which is one of the leading non-governmental organizations in Turkey, actualized with the vision “A Turkey transformed into an information society”. Barış Özistek takes an active role in leading non-governmental organizations such as TÜSIAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association), Yönetim Kurulunda Kadın (Women in Executive Board), Tübisad (Turkish Informatics Industry Association), Girvak and Blockchain Türkiye Platformu (BCTR).