Gowri Shankar serves as a venture partner with Naya Venture, focusing on investments on the U.S. West Coast. He has an established track record of building and growing companies at the intersection of mobile, infrastructure, and content for over twenty years. Gowri was on the founding team at Sprint PCS and pioneered both direct and online wireless sales in the early 1990's. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of SinglePoint, a mobile marketing agency focused at media companies, where he pioneered the interactive TV through mobile with NBC Universal, MTV, CBS and Disney. Gowri has significant international experience, having grown companies in both Europe and India. He serves on the board for Appnique, Minetta Brook,Motivity Labs, Konnect Corp and SinglePoint, and as an advisor to Glympse. Gowri holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Madras and a MBA from University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is an avid bicyclist and an NPR junkie.