Partner, Evok Innovations
An experienced energy project finance, private equity, and venture capital professional, with cross-sector expertise in early and late stage hard-tech companies, Naynika most recently managed a portfolio of deep tech VC investments at The Gates Foundation. Previously, Naynika helped manage a portfolio of clean power and infrastructure investments at US Renewables Group. She is also a proven company builder and was on the founding team of two startups in the energy project development and finance space: SoCore Energy, a solar project developer acquired by Edison International in 2013, and Common Assets, a renewable energy bond platform acquired by SolarCity in 2014. Naynika has actively served on boards of companies in the power generation, advanced materials, telecom, AI hardware, biotech, energy storage and biofuels spaces, helping advance several toward private and public exits. Naynika earned an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University.