Sriram Krishnan, general partner at top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) where he invests in early-stage consumer startups, revealed he was helping Elon Musk through early Twitter changes he bought for $44 billion.
Musk has already started announcing changes to the platform, like expanding the 280 character limit, allowing long videos, revamping account verification policies, and more.
“Now that the word is out: Temporarily helping @elonmusk with Twitter with other great people,” Krishnan said in a tweet.
“I (and a16z) think this is an extremely important business and can have a big impact on the world and Elon is the person to make it happen,” he posted.
As an investor and advisor to numerous companies in his personal capacity, such as Notion, Cameo, Coda, Scale.ai, SpaceX (Musk’s space company), CRED, Khatabook and others, Krishnan has led major consumer product teams at Twitter from 2017 to 2019.
He drove Twitter user growth to more than 20% (year-over-year) in two years and launched several products, including a revamped event experience.
He led core product teams including Home Timeline, Onboarding/New User Experience, Research, Discovery, and more.
Krishnan also created and oversaw various mobile advertising products for Snap and Facebook, including Snap’s Direct Response ads business and the Facebook Audience Network, one of the largest display advertising networks.
He is “interested in the intersection of consumer technology and cryptography.”
Krishnan also hosts a podcast with his wife where he covers technology and crypto.
On his LinkedIn profile, he says: “I am a builder, an engineer, a Youtuber and a venture capitalist. I invest in crypto/web3 as a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. I previously held leadership positions in product and engineering management at Twitter, Meta, and Instant.”
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