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Suranga Chandratillake joined Balderton as a Partner in 2014. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga founded blinkx, theintelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then lead the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn.

Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation - joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US CTO in San Francisco.

Suranga has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2009.

Jobs (3)



Jan 1, 2014 - Current   (almost 3 years)
Jul, 2012
Jun 1, 2014
Founder And President
Jan 1, 2003
Jan 1, 2005
US Chief Technology Officer

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)
May, 2016$13M / Series B
Dec, 2015$3M / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2014undisclosed amount / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2014$1.1M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$16M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2013$3M / Series A
Jul, 2013$10.3M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2013$800k / Seed
Mar, 2013$1M / Seed

Education (1)


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