|Profession(s)||Software Engineer, Technologist|
|Famous for||Helping out Elon Musk to revamp Twitter|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Yuvi Panda Height||in centimeters- 195 cm
in meters- 1.95 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 5”
|Date of Birth||13 September 1985 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||37 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School, T. Nagar, Chennai|
|College/University||SRM Engineering College, Anna University|
|Educational Qualification||BTech in Information Technology (2001-2005) Sriram Krishnan- LinkedIn|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||6 September 2010|
|Wife/Spouse||Aarthi Ramamurthy (entrepreneur, talk show host, and internet celebrity)
|Children||Son- Vishnu Ram (b. 2022)
Daughter- Indra Olivia Ram (b. 2019)
|Parents||Father- Name Not Known (worked at insurance firm)
Mother- Name Not Known (homemaker)
|Song||Wind Of Change by Scorpions|
|Music Band(s)||U2, Scorpions|
|Film||Star Trek (2009)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sriram Krishnan
- Sriram Krishnan is an American technologist and software engineer. He is also an investor and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley.
- Sriram grew up in a middle-class family in Chennai.
- As a child, he wanted to become a writer.
- While studying in college, he virtually met his wife on a Yahoo! chatroom set up for a coding project. A few days later, they met at SRM Engineering College, where they both were studying software engineering. Initially, they became friends, and later, they fell in love with each other.
- After graduating from SRM Engineering College, Anna University, Sriram relocated to Seattle, Washington, US. He later got settled in San Francisco, California.
- In 2005, he started working as a program manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. At Microsoft, he also worked on various APIs and services for the Windows Azure division. After working there for around 6 years, Sriram resigned from his position in May 2011.
- In 2013, Sriram started working at Facebook (now Meta) as a program manager. As a program manager, he worked on Facebook Audience Network, a competitive platform for Google’s ad technologies. He also created mobile ad products, which later turned into one of the largest networks in display advertising.
- Subsequently, he held a managerial post at Snap Inc. and lead various revenue product and monetization efforts. He worked at Snap Inc. for around a year.
- Sriram has also worked as a product manager at Yahoo! for a while.
- Sriram worked at the microblogging and social networking company Twitter as senior director of products from 2017 to 2019. While working there, his job responsibilities included developing a core user experience by redesigning the home page and working on the main timeline of Twitter. Sriram was also responsible for building new UI for the platform, search, and audience growth among other things.
- Since January 2017, he has been an investor/advisor to various companies in a personal capacity. The companies include Figma, Notion, Cameo, Coda, VSCO, Scale.ai, SpaceX, CRED, and Khatabook.
- Sriram is a general partner at the Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm Andreesen Horowitz (also known as a16z) since 2021. The company has invested huge funds in Clubhouse, a social audio app. a16z has also invested in Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter.
- He is a board member of several crypto companies including Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork.
- In 2021, Sriram, along with his wife, Aarthi, started hosting the podcast show The Good Time Show on Clubhouse. In the show, he hosted interesting conversations about technology and crypto with his guests (which generally included innovators around tech and culture). Many notable personalities like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Kanye West, and Calvin Harris have appeared on the show as a guest. The show was later shifted from Clubhouse to YouTube.
- Reportedly, Sriram and Aarthi Ramamurthy started the podcast show ‘The Good Time Show’ just as a fun hobby in Covid days. However, the show amassed a great audience within four months of its release. In an interview, while talking about the show, Sriram said,
This wasn’t planned at all. Aarthi and I have been together for almost half of our lives; we’ve been married for over a decade. And during the pandemic, this was just a kind of a pet project that we thought might be fun to do. We had no idea that it was going to blow up. We just started with something as usual — after we get our two-year-old down to bed, we’ll host conversation just because, during the pandemic, we’re not able to see a lot of the people we usually see.”
- In 2022, Sriram joined Musk’s team to revamp Twitter after Musk successfully acquired the platform. sriram alongWhile working on the revamp project, Sriram shared a picture showing an inside view of the Twitter office in San Francisco on Twitter and wrote,
Now that the word is out: I’m helping out @elonmusk with Twitter temporarily with some other great people. I ( and a16z) believe this is a hugely important company and can have great impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen.”
- In his spare time, Sriram likes to read books.
- Sriram has a huge collection of typewriters and shoes (sneakers and Air Jordans).
- Krishnan is an occasional drinker.
- Sriram and Aarthi Ramamurthy are referred to as the power couple of Silicon Valley. The Times of India
- In an interview, while sharing how he developed a love for computers, Sriram said,
This is quite an interesting story. Until 12th standard or so (sometime in 1999), I had never touched or used a computer apart from a few DOS commands we used to learn by rote for our exams. I had wanted to be a writer or get into graphics and animation. My life changed one day in 12th grade when my Computer Science teacher summoned me during a lunch break. It turned out that there was an unknown institute (called Comp-U-Learn) that was doing a free, promotional “Introduction to Computers” course. Guessing that it couldn’t hurt (and it was free after all), I trotted happily to this computer institute where we learnt things like how to create a folder, how to draw in Paint and so on.”
Further, revealing an interesting incident that left him hooked to computers, he said,
One particular class, we were being taught how to copy-paste and the instructor happened to say ‘Please right-click on the ‘My Computer’ icon on the desktop’. Puzzled, I shot up my hand and eagerly asked ‘Sir, where is the desktop?’ Everyone in the class, including the instructor, burst out laughing. I was hurt. In an almost cinematic fashion, I vowed to myself then that no one would ever laugh at me regarding computers again. The ‘course’ was for 15 days and the institute wanted students to sign up for an additional 30 day course on C/C++. I was the only student who signed up for the additional course. I finished 12th standard and the day after my TNPCEE engineering entrance exams, my dad bought me a computer. It was a P3, 850 MHz machine with an astounding 256 MB of RAM. I was hooked throughout the holidays. I spent the entire holidays writing code in VB6 and have been coding ever since…”
- In one of his interviews, Sriram shared that while he was in fifth grade he sold some homemade stickers to his friends to make some extra pocket money.