Duran is an experienced strategy and investment professional. He set up two CVCs focused on industrial technologies (industry 4.0, energy, logistics, materials, mobility) for a South African conglomerate and for one of the largest Turkish industrial groups. In both roles, Duran invested in early-stage European industrial technology companies, primarily in Seed/Series A stages.
Previously, he was the Director of Strategy and Business Analysis at GlobalData, a publicly-listed digital media company. Duran also has management consulting experience from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and worked for FactSet, a financial data provider. Duran holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Swarthmore College