Who is Sriram Krishnan, the man helping Elon Musk with Twitter rejig?
Now that the word is out: I’m helping out @elonmusk with Twitter temporarily with some other great people. I ( an… https://t.co/dPRXCzVX16
— Sriram Krishnan – sriramk.eth (@sriramk) 1667161366000
As Musk looks to incorporate the several changes he has envisioned at Twitter, will Krishnan be among the top few chosen ones to spearhead this change given his prior experience at the social media platform?
Krishnan is a technologist and engineer. He invests in early stage startups. He has made 23 investments so far. Their latest investment was Seed Round – Lasso Labs on Oct 4, 2022, when Lasso Labs raised $4.2 million.
He previously led the product and engineering teams at Twitter, Meta and Microsoft.
He is also on the boards of Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork.
Prior to joining 16z, Sriram led core consumer teams at Twitter where he was responsible for products including the home timeline, new user experience, search, discovery, and audience growth.
Before this, Sriram created and oversaw various mobile ad products for both Snap and Facebook, including Snap’s Direct Response ads business and the Facebook Audience Network, one of the largest networks in display advertising.
Sriram started his career at Microsoft where he touched numerous projects related to Windows Azure. He is the author of “Programming Windows Azure” published by O’Reilly.
He even hosts a podcast / Youtube channel with his wife Aarthi Ramamurthy called The Goot Time show, a late-night Clubhouse event that has featured Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Calvin Harris and more.
His interests lie in consumer tech and crypto. Among his passions include storytelling in all forms and pro wrestling. Interestingly he believes in the ‘importance of making a big entry ‘
Sriram grew up in India, in Chennai i in a ‘lower middle class family’. His father worked in insurance and mother was a homemaker. He met his wife Aarti on Yahoo messenger in 2002. And they have been together for over 20 years.
He moved to Seattle in the United States with Microsoft in 2005 when he was just 21.