Venture capitalists, whether part of a firm or independent angel investors, play an important role in financing tech innovation. These movers and shakers dominate venture funding.
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Ram Shriram, who was born in India, is founder and managing partner of Sherpalo Ventures. He, who worked at Amazon after founding and selling database technology firm Junglee to Amazon in 1998. Shriram is on the board of 24/7 Customer and Google, and Sherpalo Ventures has supported businesses such as Netscape, Tellme, Plaxo, Mint, Amazon, and Google.