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General Information

BirthplaceChennai (Tamil Nadu, India)


Queen's University, BS
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, MBA

Current Companies

Board of Directors
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Former Companies


Financial Organizations

Managing Partner

Web Presences


Ram Shriram

Ram Shriram is a Managing Director at Sherpalo Ventures, which he founded in 2000.

Ram is a founding board member of Google and Ram originally worked as an early executive at Netscape, which he joined in 1994. After Netscape, Ram served as president at Junglee, an online comparison shopper, which he sold to Amazon in August 1998.

Plaxo, and PodShow. Ram serves on the advisory board of, a leading classifieds site in India which has leading marketplaces in jobs, matrimony and real estate serving the Indian market.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Paperless Post 4/2014Series C$25M6
Expa 3/2014Venture Round$50M16
Campanja 2/2014Series A$5M5
DataFox 2/2014Seed5
Heap 8/2013Seed$2M14
EagerPanda 8/2013Seed4
Cloudtop 6/2013Seed$1.8M10
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Bluebox 6/2012Series A$9.5M4
Exec 5/2012Seed$3.3M14
Socialcam 4/2012Angel38 4/2011Series B$6M4
Callaway Digital Arts 11/2010Series A$6M3
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Inkling Systems 1/2010Seed$1M3
Bump Technologies 10/2009Series A$3.4M7
Platial 2/2007Series A$2.6M7
Anchor Intelligence 1/2007Series A$2M8
Validity Sensors 10/2006Series A$20M8
Cleartrip 1/2006Venture Round$3M2
Next Jump 1/2006Venture Round$20M1
StumbleUpon 12/2005Seed$1.5M4
Platial 10/2005Angel$800k6



  1. Online Invitations Startup Paperless Post Raises $25M From August Capital ( [edit]
  2. Garrett Camp’s Expa Raises $50M To Build New Startups ( [edit]
  3. Campanja Raises $5M Series A, Led By Hoxton Ventures & DFJ Esprit, To Grow Its Online Ad Optimizer Tech ( [edit]
  4. DataFox Intelligence Raises Seed Funding ( [edit]
  5. Heap Raises $2M For Their “Capture Everything” Analytics Tool ( [edit]
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  7. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  8. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox ( [edit]
  9. Bluebox Raises $9.5M From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For A Stealthy, Disruptive Mobile Security Solution ( [edit]
  10. Exec, The Mobile App For Errands, Adds Messaging (Oh, And Sam Altman Led Their Round) ( [edit]
  11. Socialcam Nabs Angel Funding From The A-List: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More ( [edit]
  12. Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch ( [edit]
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  14. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels ( [edit]
  15. As Publishers Try To Adapt To The iPad, Startups Spring To The Rescue ( [edit]
  16. Bump Technologies Confirms Sequoia Funding, Reveals Roster Of Angels. ( [edit]
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  19. Validity Sensors raises $20M more for fingerprint sensors ( [edit]
  20. Indian travel site Cleartrip raises $8M from DAG Ventures — because DAG can react within 48 hours ( [edit]
  21. TechCrunch [edit]
  22. StumbleUpon May Be For Sale: 50M ( [edit]
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