As we all know, Elon Musk loves to stay in the headlines and recently he became the talk of the town when he fired some top executives after taking over the site. The executives who were sacked include Parag Agrawal who used to be the CEO of Twitter.
Parag Agarwal has Indian origins as he was born in Ajmer and studied at IIT Bombay and afterward, he moved to Stanford University. Elon Musk’s decision to fire Parag, indeed, gave a rise to numerous controversies, and surprisingly amid all this, Musk has now teamed up with another man of Indian lineage Sriram Krishnan who is his close business associate.
Sriram Krishnan is an ex-Twitter employee and a general partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (also called a16z) which invested in Musk’s buyout of Twitter.
Reportedly, on October 30, Musk flew to New York, Krishnan and others were holding the fort in Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. Krishnan posted a picture of the office on Twitter, on October 31, and said that he was “helping out” Musk “temporarily”.
Krishnan recently tweeted,
“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 a great impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen”
The mystery man also invested in Musk’s buyout of Twitter.
Some interesting facts about Sriram Krishnan who is helping out Elon Musk
Sriram Krishnan is 37 years old and he was born in Chennai, India
He studied Information Technology at SRM Engineering College, Anna University
He belonged to a middle-class Indian family
Reportedly, Krishnan’s father used to work in the insurance sector and his mother was a homemaker. He was born in a “typical middle-class Indian family”.
In 2005, at the age of 21, Sriram moved to the United States
Sriram Krishnan has worked at Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Snap, and also Twitter
In 2007, he began working with Microsoft for the Windows Azure division. He started his astonishing career as a program manager for Visual Studio. Sriram created the Facebook Audience Network which is a competitive platform for Google’s ad technologies while working at Facebook (Meta).
Sriram Krishnan is an American investor and partner at Andreessen Horowitz (also called a16z), a Silicon Valley venture capital firm
Sriram Krishnan’s wife Aarthi Ramamurthy
According to an NYT, Sriram and his wife met in college back in 2003, while studying software engineering. They first met virtually in a Yahoo! chatroom for a coding project. As of now they live in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood and are blessed with a daughter and a little son.
He gained recognition and fame for leading the “Good Time Show” Clubhouse (now YouTube) chat show in 2021 with his wife that featured Elon Musk, Virgil Abloh, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Balmer
Mr. Krishnan’s investments include 23 investments so far, the most recent being on October 4, Seed Round for Lasso Labs. Sriram Krishnan has a website of his own where he states that he is “interested in the intersection of consumer tech and crypto.
Mr. Sriram also serves on the boards of companies like Hopin, Bitski, Polywork, and his investments include Atlys.