Who is Sriram Krishnan who is ‘helping’ Elon Musk with Twitter
Sriram Krishnan led core consumer teams at Twitter where he was responsible for products including the home timeline, new user experience, search, discovery, and audience growth.
Elon Musk – the new Twitter owner has already started changing the microblogging platform. On his first day, he fired top executives and is reportedly eyeing to sack more employees starting November. He is also planning to revamp account verification policies and to expand the character limit of tweets. Obvious to say but there must be a team of people who are helping him decide and execute these decisions. One such name is A16z’s Sriram Krishnan who in a tweet has admitted that he is ‘helping out’ Elon Musk with Twitter temporarily.
Sriram Krishnan is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz aka a16z where he invests in early stage consumer startups. Sriram also serves on the boards of Bitski, Hopin, and Polywork. Prior to joining a16z, Sriram held numerous senior product roles. He also led core consumer teams at Twitter where he was responsible for products including the home timeline, new user experience, search, discovery, and audience growth.
Sriram has also created and oversaw various mobile ad products for both Snap and Facebook, including Snap’s Direct Response ads business and the Facebook Audience Network, one of the largest networks in display advertising.
He has a website of his own where he says that he is ‘interested in the intersection of consumer tech and crypto.’ He also hosts a podcast with his wife where he covers tech and crypto.
Coming back to Twitter, the micro blogging platform is reportedly planning to charge its users to get a verified account. According to a report by The Verge, Elon Musk-owned Twitter may soon charge $19.99 (approx. ₹1,600) for the new Twitter Blue subscription. As per the report, it will be mandatory for users to get a Twitter Blue subscription to get their account verified. Existing Twitter Blue subscribers, on the other hand, will have 90 days to either subscribe or lose their blue tick.
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