Kavitark Ram Shriram (born 1956/57) is an Indian-born American businessman. He is a founding board member and one of the first investors in Google.[2][3] He earlier served as an officer of Amazon.com working for Jeff Bezos. Shriram came to Amazon.com in August, 1998, when Amazon acquired Junglee, an online comparison shopping firm of which Shriram was president. Before Junglee and Amazon, Shriram was a member of the Netscape executive team, joining them in 1994, before they shipped products or posted revenue.[3]

Early life

Shriram holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College, Chennai of the University of Madras.[1]

Career

He is a founding board member of Google and [24]7 (24/7 Customer). Shriram is also an investor in a global mobile ad network, InMobi, Search bid management tool Campanja and previously mKhoj. Shriram serves on the boards of Google, Paperless Post, Yubico and Zazzle. He at one time owned 3.4 million shares of Google.[1] As of September 2007, Shriram owned 1.7 million shares of Google.[4]

Shriram started Sherpalo,[5][6] a venture capital firm that invests in promising new disruptive technologies, in January 2000.

Personal life

Shriram is married and has 2 daughters.[1]


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