|University of Engineering, Madras, India, BS|
|University of Texas, MS|
Ayyappan is the CTO of YuMe.
Prior to co-founding YuMe in 2004, Ayyappan was Director of software development at Netopia, a publicly held manufacturer of DSL equipment and service provider for ISPâ€™s and carriers. Ayyappan was a co-founder of StarNet Technologies, a VoDSL company that was acquired by Netopia in 1999. Prior to co-founding StarNet, Mr. Sankaran held various technical positions in Octel communications (acquired by Lucent technologies), Abbott Labs, and Ready Systems.