Elon Musk ropes in Indian-origin technology executive Sriram Krishnan as he implements changes in Twitter : The Tribune India

Elon Musk ropes in Indian-origin technology executive Sriram Krishnan as he implements changes in Twitter : The Tribune India


New York, November 1

Sriram Krishnan, an Indian-origin engineering executive, is “helping out” Twitter’s new operator Elon Musk as he revamps the social media giant following its acquisition by the billionaire entrepreneur.

Krishnan is a common companion at Silicon Valley undertaking money company Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).

“Now that the word is out: I’m helping out @elonmusk with Twitter temporarily with some other terrific people today. I (and a16z) think this is a hugely critical company and can have a great impact on the planet and Elon is the person to make it materialize,” Krishnan tweeted.

Krishnan extra that he is “still extremely much in my day job” at @a16zcrypto. “If you’re a crypto founder, you know how to find me!”

According to his profile on Andreessen Horowitz’s web site, Krishnan invests in early-stage client startups and serves on the boards of providers Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork.

Prior to becoming a member of a16z, Krishnan held various senior product or service roles and most not too long ago, he “led core buyer groups at Twitter the place he was responsible for merchandise like the property timeline, new user practical experience, look for, discovery and audience growth”, his profile reported.

Formerly, he established and oversaw different cellular advert items for Snap and Facebook, which include Snap’s Direct Response adverts business enterprise and the Facebook Viewers Community, one particular of the most significant networks in show promotion, his profile claimed.

Krishnan commenced his vocation at Microsoft exactly where he touched numerous initiatives linked to Windows Azure.

Creator of “Programming Windows Azure” revealed by O’Reilly, he also co-hosts with his spouse Aarthi Ramamurthy ‘The Excellent Time Show’ on Clubhouse, a nightly show by way of which they interview innovators all around tech and tradition.

He is an alumnus of SRM Engineering Higher education, Anna College, where he did his Bachelor of Technological know-how in Info Technologies, in accordance to his LinkedIn profile.

Past 7 days, Musk completed the USD 44 billion acquisition of Twitter and ousted chief government Parag Agrawal, authorized govt Vijaya Gadde, Chief Fiscal Officer Ned Segal and Basic Counsel Sean Edgett.

The New York Occasions described that Musk “planned to start laying off workers” at Twitter. Citing men and women with awareness of the situation, the report reported that some administrators were being questioned to “attract up lists of employees to cut”.

There are also media studies that Twitter may quickly start charging about 20 pounds for verification – the blue examine mark subsequent to the user’s name that authenticates accounts. Musk tweeted that the “whole verification system is getting revamped correct now”.