Karri is Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Venuetize, bringing 20 years of experience across technology, media & entertainment, and entrepreneurial startups. Prior to founding Venuetize, Karri served in a variety of senior roles at Vubiquity, including operations, commercial delivery, marketing, finance, and project management. During her 7 years there, Karri led efforts around post-acquisition integration (Vubiquity closed 6 acquisitions in 7 years), synergies, scalability, and automation. Prior to Vubiquity, Karri was Founder & CEO of Media Gateway, a Dubai-based aggregation model business focused on global content rights aggregation and multiplatform distribution. Media Gateway became an acquisition target of Dublin-based Vimio plc, a provider of media distribution solutions to Mobile Network Operators that traded on London’s Alternative Investments Market (AIM). Karri has a total of 5 start-up ventures under her belt, financed through both Venture Capital and Private Equity. Her prior experience includes business development roles at Showtime Networks, Arvato Mobile, and Dubai Media City.
Karri is originally from Philadelphia. She holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (candidate) and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to graduating from UNC, she spent two years at the United States Naval Academy, where she ran Division I Women’s Track & Field and Division I Cross Country.