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Menlo Park, CA, 95070
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1/447, Brady Glady's Plaza, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W)
Mumbai, 400 013, IND


Managing Partner
General Partner


Sherpalo Ventures

Sherpalo is a mentor capital firm that supports the development and commercialization of early-stage disruptive new technologies.

To guide and mentor exceptional entrepreneurs in taking their disruptive ideas and technology and turning them into successful businesses.

They’re looking for innovative entrepreneurs with an idea - a great idea - who have started to gather a team, develop a plan, and design the defensible technology to bring the idea to fruition.

Building a business can be a rugged experience. Young companies face numerous challenges as they seek to grow and gain traction. For Founder leaders it is invaluable to have an experienced sherpa guide to share the load and make success come a little easier, perhaps a little faster and with fewer mistakes.

They’ve done this before at Netscape, Amazon, and Google - some of the foremost online companies of the decade. Ram Shriram and Sherpalo can help guide your enterprise to the summit by providing assistance in; a) Identifying and hiring key management personnel; b) Making the right product choices; c) Defining and adapting your business model to changing market conditions; d) Identifying appropriate market entry points; e) Helping you to secure early customer wins; f) Building momentum from a standing start; g) Generating international growth; h) Providing an independent and pragmatic voice of reason and making necessary judgment calls when you don’t have all the facts.

Sherpalo works with only a few outstanding teams each year, in order to devote the time, energy and resources required to guide a fledgling company to the summit of business success.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
DataFox 10/2013Seed$1.45M11
Voxel 9/2013Seed$1.6M6
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Sunglass 3/2012Seed$1.8M10
Inkling Systems 8/2011Series B$17M5
StumbleUpon 3/2011Series B$17M6
Inkling Systems 3/2011Series B$6M6
Bump Technologies 1/2011Series B$16.5M5
Lionside 11/2010Series A$1.6M3
Inkling Systems 8/2010Series A4
InMobi 7/2010Series B$8M2
Zecter 12/2009Venture Round$1.5M3
FlightCaster 11/2009Series A$1.3M2 8/2009Series C$14M6
StumbleUpon 4/2009Series A6
Haute Secure 3/2009Series A$1.6M2
CE Info Systems 2/2009Series C$9M4
Kotak Urja 11/2008Venture Round$8M2
Mevio 7/2008Series C$15M5
PayMate India 6/2008Series B$9M3
Paymate 5/2008Series B$9M3
Predictify 3/2008Series A$4.3M2 3/2008Series B$12M6
InMobi 1/2008Series A$7.1M2
Studyplaces 1/2008Series A$3M3
CE Info Systems 8/2007Series B$25M3
Fraudwall Technologies 3/2007Series A$1.1M3
MapMyIndia 2007Series A1
Values of n 9/2006Series A$510k1
PayMate India 7/2006Series A$5M2
Zazzle 7/2005Series A$16M2



  1. DataFox Launches With Seed Backing Led by Google Ventures ( [edit]
  2. Voxel Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  4. Raises USD 1.7 Million from General Catalyst Partners, Mitch Kapor And Others ( [edit]
  5. iPad Textbook Publisher Inkling Raises $17 Million ( [edit]
  6. Recommendation Engine StumbleUpon Stumbles Onto $17M From Accel, August Capital And Others ( [edit]
  7. Standard Nine Investors Ink a Series B Round of Funding ( [edit]
  8. Bump Raises $16 Million Round Led By Andreessen Horowitz ( [edit]
  9. Lionside scores $1.6M to make Facebook games for sports fans ( [edit]
  10. Digital Textbook Startup Inkling Scores Sequoia Funding, Publisher Deals ( [edit]
  11. InMobi Gets $8 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Sherpalo Ventures ( [edit]
  12. ZumoDrive Lands $1.5 Million For Cloud Storage And Syncing Application ( [edit]
  13. FlightCaster Takes Off With $1.3 Million In Funding And A New API ( [edit]
  14. Personal Finance Startup Mint Raises $14 Million ( []
  15. StumbleUpon's founders buy service back from eBay ( [edit]
  16. Haute Secure Inc Obtains $1,600,000 Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
  17. $9 Million Investment for MapmyIndia ( [edit]
  18. Indian renewables startup Kotak Urja raises $8M from Kleiner Perkins, Sherpalo ( [edit]
  19. MEVIO Secures $15 Million in Funding to Support Rapid Growth and Move Into Vertical Entertainment Networks ( [edit]
  20. Medianama ( [edit]
  21. PayMate raises $9m in round B ( [edit]
  22. Predictify, for crowd-sourced predictions, raises $4.3M ( [edit]
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  26. EDGAR [edit]
  27. FraudWall raises $1.01 million ( [edit]
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  29. EDGAR [edit]
  30. The Economic Times ( [edit]
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