Shanna is a partner on the investing team at Google Ventures. Her career has focused on the intersection between design and technology, especially in the realm of 3D technology platforms.
Shanna was the founder and CEO of of Sim Ops Studios (Wild Pockets), a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University that focused on democratizing 3D game development. Sim Ops was acquired by Autodesk in 2010, and Shanna worked there as a product line manager responsible for launching the cloud platform and Autodesk 360 applications.
Shanna holds a BFA and a master’s degree in entertainment technology from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2009 she was named one of BusinessWeek’s best young entrepreneurs, and in 2012 she was featured in the book “Creating Innovators” by Harvard education expert Tony Wagner.