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
<span>Facebook, Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata), Efficient Frontier (acquired by Adobe), Neoteris (acquired by Juniper), and Transformic (acquired by Google).<br><br></span> 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.
<span>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. </span>In 2012, Fast Company named Anand to its list of “
<i>100 Most Creative People in Business</i>.” In 2013, Anand was named a Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater, IIT Madras.