Ram Kavitarak Shriram

Founder at Sherpalo Ventures LLC

Ram Kavitarak Shriram

Ram Kavitarak Shriram

Founder at Sherpalo Ventures LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Junglee Corp.
Sherpalo Ventures LLC

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4690

Primary Location

Woodside, CA, United States

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

01/01/1956 - Chennai, India

Age

62

Number of Awards

19

Estimated Net Worth

$2B

Interests

Walking, Music, Photography, Reading, Writing

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Co-Founder at Alphabet, Inc.

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Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Chairman at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at 24/7, Inc.

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Co-Founder at 24/7, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Skycatch, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Paperless Post

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Co-Founder at Paperless Post

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Advisor at Gigwax

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Co-Founder at VMware, Inc.

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Ram Kavitarak Shriram
Founder at Sherpalo Ventures LLC
Education
Bachelor of Science Mathematics

Madras University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of southern India. The University area of jurisdiction has been confined to, however, 3 districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years. This is consequent to establishment of various universities in the State and demarcation of the University territories.

MBA

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. At the Ross School of Business, our mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

Attendee

This School was founded in 1959 as a Matriculation School affiliated to the University of Madras and it obtained its recognition vide letter p.A983 dated 19.3.1959.From 13th November 1978 it came under the jurisdiction and recognition of a separate Board of Matriculation Schools.

BS Business

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

Memberships
Charter Member
Current

The Indus Entrepreneurs provides mentoring, networking and education to entrepreneurs. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs and giving back to community. The company was founded by Kailash Joshi in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Career History
Founder
2000 - Current

Sherpalo Ventures invests in the development and commercialization of early-stage, disruptive technologies. The firm looks for companies with breakthrough ideas in the areas of consumer Internet services, defensible or patent pending technologies with commercial appeal and creative new business models that alter the status quo. They also look for companies with well-defined market opportunities, services or technologies that meet a clear customer need and innovative/disruptive solutions to defined problems.

Industry Advisor
Current

Diamondhead Ventures focuses on investments in early-stage technology companies that are developing disruptive technologies and have strong, defensible intellectual property. The firm focuses on technology opportunities related to information security, enterprise 2.0 and cross-discipline areas, such as computational biology. Diamondhead Ventures is particularly interested in identifying investment opportunities arising from leading research universities. The firm seeks spin-out opportunities that offer significant capital efficiency benefits by leveraging prior research and development efforts and that allow the firm to fund emerging technologies at a lower risk and a lower cost than typical early-stage opportunities. Diamondhead Ventures makes initial seed and Series A investments ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. They will invest in a company prior to the full development of the technology and/or management team.

Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play as well as hardware products, such as Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access or Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Director
1998 - Current

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, we’ve grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University in 1995. By 1996, they had built a search engine (initially called BackRub) that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. Founded 1998 Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin Incorporation September 4, 1998 Initial public offering (NASDAQ) August 19, 2004 Headquarters 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View CA 94043

Chairman
Current

Yubico AB provides technology to quickly and securely log on to websites and networks. Its products include Yubikeys and YubiHSM. Yubikeys is engaged in mobile authentication. YubiHSM offers encryption, decryption, and storage of servers. The company was founded by Stina Ehrensvärd in 2007 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

Trustee
Current

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

President of the Board
Current
Member, Advisory Council
Current

Acumen Fund uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services, such as health, water, housing and energy, through innovative, market-oriented approaches. They look for companies that deliver products or services that generate social outputs that compare favorably with products or services either currently available on the market or through charitable distribution channels. Companies should also have a clear business model that shows potential for financial sustainability within a five to seven year period, including the ability to cover operating expenses with operating revenues. Investments range from $300,000 to $2 million in equity or debt with a payback or exit in roughly five to seven years. Acumen makes direct equity investments in the form of common fully voting or preferred shares. They usually take a minority position and often play a management role through advisory services and a position on the board of directors. Acumen also makes quasi-equity investments which are usually structured as subordinated notes with various features (equity conversion, profit-linked return or other equity premiums) to generate equity-based returns.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$2,600
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$10K
2008

Former President of United States

Investments
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Xperiel, Inc. develops a platform that enables to build cloud-based applications for hardware and software across various business verticals. It serves sports, theme parks, retail, home and building automation and education industries. The company was founded in 2012 by It serves sports, theme parks, retail, home and building automation, and education industries and Alex Hertel and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Evie Labs, Inc. develops home screen search app for android mobiles. The company was founded by David Long Zhao and Russell d'Sa and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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Mywish Marketplaces Pvt Ltd. provides online comparison for retail loans in India. The firm provides all the information on home loan, car loan, personal loan, loan against property and credit card. The company was founded by Rishi Mehra, Amitoj Sethi and Wribhu Tyagi in July 2008 and is headquartered in Noida, India.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #1030
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1011
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #56
2016
Hurun – The Richest People in India