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How An Indian Origin Techie Is Helping Elon Musk To Revamp Twitter

| Published on November 3, 2022

The acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk has been one rollercoaster ride. Ever since Musk announced that he will be taking over the micro-blogging site, the internet has been in a frenzy.

But then, Musk went on and refused to go through with the acquisition leading to a legal battle with the board of Twitter. After a couple of months, Musk ended up going through with the $44 billion deal and became the new owner of the company.

Soon after, he fired the entire board and made some drastic changes to the company’s core functioning. Musk has hired many new faces who are helping him in making some new tweaks to the blogging site.

One name that has caught all our attention is Sriram Krishnan. He is an Indian-origin techie who helping out Twitter CEO Elon Musk in revamping the microblogging platform.

Krishnan is a general partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). He was hired soon after Musk fired the top management including Parag Agrawal.

Who Is Sriram Krishnan?

Born in Chennai, Krishnan’s father worked in the insurance sector, while his mother was a housemaker. He completed his degree in BTech In Information Technology from SRM Engineering College, Anna University, from 2001 to 2005.

In 2002, Krishnan met his wife, Aarthi Ramamurthy, through Yahoo Messenger and moved to Seattle at the age of 21 posts completing his graduation. Krishnan started his career working with Windows Azure at Microsoft.

Krishnan worked in senior product roles before joining a16z. He also led core product teams at Twitter, including home timeline, onboarding/new user experience, search, and discovery.

He was responsible for various mobile advertisement products at Snap and Meta, including Snap’s Direct Response business and the Facebook Audience Network.

Krishnan has also worked as an investor and advisor with many companies such as Notion, Coda, Cameo, SpaceX, CRED,, and Khatabook.

He currently serves as a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he invests in early-stage consumer start-ups. So far he has made 23 investments and the latest was the Seed Round – Lasso Labs on October 4.

Krishnan & Musk

It was a fortunate meet just before the pandemic that Krishnan and Musk met. Krishnan and Aarthi have a Youtube Channel, “The Good Time Show”.

In February 2020, the couple invited Musk to their clubhouse event through a text message and the businessman showed up for it, Krishnan shared with New York Times.

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