Ram Shriram

Sherpalo Ventures

Ram Shriram started Sherpalo, an angel investment firm, in January, 2000, with the goal of applying his wealth of operating and company-building experience to promising early stage ventures. Prior to founding Sherpalo, Ram served as an officer of Amazon.com, working for Jeff Bezos, founder and 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, he was an early member of the Netscape executive team, joining them in 1994. Ram is a founding board member of Google, Inc. and [24]7.ai, Inc. He also serves on the boards of PaperlessPost.com and Yubico. Ram is a vice-chair of the Stanford Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an early supporter of MagicBus.org and Gooru.org.