Shankar has been a member of TiE SoCal since its inception. Shankar has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years, starting his first company in 1983 and followed by four other companies, with successful exits for each of them. Shankar is also an avid investor with his first investment made in 2001. He is an active member of Tech Coast Angels, Orange County, TiE SoCal Angels, and Guindy Alumni Angels, Santa Clara. He is the current Chair of TiE SoCal Angels and is a Managing Member of the $ 1+ million fund, TiE SoCal Angels Fund 2020. He is also the President of Food Finders.