Munjal Shah is Co-founder and CEO of Riya Inc (makers of Like.com). Together with Burak Gokturk and Azhar Khan, he co-founded the company in August of 2004. Munjal is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on building companies from zero to millions in revenue. Prior to Riya he was co-founder and CEO of Andale Inc, a provider of software to eBay merchants. While he was CEO, Andale grew from 0 to double digit millions in revenue. Prior to Andale, Baan, IBM, and a startup called Blaxxun Interactive. Munjal started his career in artificial intelligence, writing software for Agouron Pharmaceuticals that predicted the efficacy of anti-HIV drugs.
BusinessWeek declared Munjal one of the Top 10 up and coming CEOs in 2001. Munjal has been quoted of hundreds of magazines including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business 2.0, and many others. Munjal has won a Demo God award for the launch of Riya (like.com) in 2006. Munjal sits on the advisor board to a number of very early stage startups including: Yousendit, Auyptima (sold to Oracle), Pubmatic, and MesmoTV.
Munjal is very active in the Entrepreneurial community. In 1996 he co-founded Round Zero, a very popular networking forum during the first Internet boom. He is a charter member of TIE (The Indus Entrepreneur) in Bangalore and writes a blog sharing his experiences as an entrepreneur here http://munjal.typepad.com.
He received his Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and his Bachelors in Computer Science from the Universitay of California, San Diego.
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