bio

Anand Rajaraman is a serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and academic based in Silicon Valley. He has co-founded two companies: Junglee (acquired by Amazon.com) and Kosmix (acquired by Walmart). His venture investments include Facebook, Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata), Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper), and Transformic (acquired by Google). As an academic, Anand’s research has focused at the intersection of database systems, the World-Wide Web, and social media. His research publications have won several awards at prestigious academic conferences, including two retrospective 10-year Best Paper awards at ACM SIGMOD and VLDB. Anand obtained his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. In 2012, Fast Company named Anand to its list of “ 100 Most Creative People in Business.” In 2013, Anand was named a Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater, IIT Madras.