Baran is an entrepreneur, creator and an accomplished executive. He served as CEO and COO at public and private companies, launched over a dozen well-known brands worldwide and has developed many award-winning products while working with and for prominent institutions such as Nestle, Starbucks, W Hotels, and Walmart.
Baran is the Co-founder of FutureScape, a technology focused product design and branding firm. He recently helped facilitate the largest Series A capital raise in cannabis, $35M for Mile High Labs, and co-founded AccessX, a boutique venture capital firm, focused on biotech and cannabis. His previous venture, Firefly Vapor, where he served as the COO and CMO, was recently sold to Slang Worldwide, and become one of the successful IPO stories of 2019.
Baran is a frequent speaker in conferences like Tech Open Air and European Communications Summit. He completed his undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley where he earned athletic and academic scholarships and studied Economics.