Ram Shriram, ranked no. 3 in the Forbes Midas List for the year 2009, is a leading angel investor in Silicon Valley.
Ram is the founding member and Director of Google, Inc. and member of the board of Paperless Post and Yubico. He is also a trustee of Stanford University. Prior to starting Sherpalo Ventures, LLC, he was the VP of Business Development at Amazon.com. He joined Amazon.com in August, 1998, when Amazon acquired Junglee an online comparison shopping firm, where Ram was serving as the President.