Sriram Krishnan: A technology executive from India is helping Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, revamp the social media giant following its acquisition by the billionaire.
Sriram Krishnan works for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).
The word is out: I’m temporarily helping @elonmusk with Twitter with some other great people. According to Mr Krishnan, this is a hugely important company that can have a huge impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen.
At @a16zcrypto, Krishnan is “still very much in my day job.” “If you’re a crypto founder, you know how to find me! .” Krishnan serves on the boards of Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork, according to his profile on Andreessen Horowitz’s website.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr Krishnan has held numerous senior product positions, most recently leading core consumer teams at Twitter responsible for products such as the home timeline, new user experience, search, discovery, and audience growth.
Previously, he created and oversaw Snap’s Direct Response ads business and Facebook’s Audience Network, one of the largest networks in display advertising, according to his profile.
He began his career at Microsoft, where he worked on numerous Windows Azure projects.
He is the author of “Programming Windows Azure” published by O’Reilly. He also co-hosts ‘The Good Time Show’ on Clubhouse, which interviews technology and culture innovators.
As per his LinkedIn profile, he graduated from SRM Engineering College, Anna University with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology.
Musk acquired Twitter for USD 44 billion last week, removing its CEO Parag Agrawal, General Counsel Sean Edgett, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and Legal Executive Vijaya Gadde.
According to the New York Times, Musk plans to lay off Twitter workers. The report stated that some managers were being asked to “draw up lists of employees to be terminated.”
Twitter might also charge about 20 dollars for verification, the blue check mark next to a user’s name that authenticates their account. Musk tweeted that “the entire verification process is being revamped right now.”
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