Ram Shriram

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Ram Shriram with Jessica Guynn and Michael Arrington

Kavitark Ram Shriram is the founding board member of Google and one of the first investors in Google[1][2]. He earlier served as an officer of Amazon.com working for Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO. Ram came to Amazon.com in August, 1998, when Amazon acquired Junglee, an online comparison shopping firm of which Ram was president. While at Amazon, Ram helped grow the customer base during its early high growth phase in 1998/1999. Before Junglee and Amazon, Ram was a member of the Netscape executive team, joining them in 1994, before they shipped products or posted revenue.[2]

Kavitark Shriram ranked 583 at Forbes worlds list of billionaires 2007, ranked 677 in 2008 [3] and 601 in 2009. [4]

Ram is an MBA graduate of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, also Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Madras (in Chennai, Tamil Nādu, India) and a founding board member of Google and 247customer.com. Ram is also invested in a global mobile Ad Network, InMobi, previously mKhoj. Ram serves on the boards of StumbleUpon, Zazzle and Mevio. Ram also serves on the advisory board of Naukri.com, a leading classifieds site in India which has leading marketplaces in jobs, matrimony and real estate serving the Indian market. [3]

He currently owns 3.4 million shares of Google.[5]


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