Primary Role
Co-founder and CEO at
Stanford University

Person Details


G D Ramkumar (Ram) is Co-founder and CEO of, the creator of Swell, a delightful mobile app that streams personalized audio news and information. Swell helps you discover new content and expand your mind on the go.

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Ram was previously Chief Architect for Visual Search at He joined A9 via the acquisition of SnapTell, where he was co-founder and CTO. Prior to that, he was Senior Software Architect in the CTO Office of McDATA, via the acquisition of startup Sanera Systems. He has over fifteen years of R&D experience developing scalable software systems. He has been granted ten patents, with eleven more pending, and has published and presented over fifteen research papers in international journals and conferences.

Ram has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He earned a President's Gold Medal for the best undergraduate academic record at Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

Experience (4)

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    Co-founder and CEO
    Apr 1, 2012
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    Chief Architect, Visual Search
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    Aug 1, 2011 - Mar 1, 2012
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    Founder and CTO
    Jan 6, 2009

Education (1)