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University of Illinois, B.S.
Computer Science

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Ramesh Haridas

Parakweet is Ramesh’s third startup. He has started and successfully sold two internet companies before -, an online information bank; and Chintano – an internet ad network that built proprietary contextual and behavioral targeting technology.

Ramesh is also an active angel investor and was the first angel investor in 8tracks, nRelate (sold to IAC), and Esaya (sold to Linkedin); and an early investor in Mashery, AVG and Rapportive. In his free time, he enjoys playing squash and discovering good fiction.

Ramesh holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Disconnect 3/2012Seed$600k8
Refinery29 2/2010Seed$500k3



  1. Disconnect, An Ex-Googler’s Social Enterprise/Privacy Startup, Raises $3.5M, Extends To More Browsers ( [edit]
  2. Refinery29 Raises Seed Funding For Hyperlocal Fashion News Site ( [edit]
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