General partner at top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) Sriram Krishnan said he is helping Elon Musk through the initial changes at Twitter, which he bought for $44 billion. Changes such as expanding the 280 character limit, allowing long videos, overhauling account verification rules, and more have already been announced. “Now that the word is out: I’m temporarily helping @elonmusk with Twitter with some other great people,” Krishnan said in a tweet.
“I (and a16z) believe this is a hugely important company and can have a big impact on the world and Elon is the man to make it happen,” he posted.
Krishnan is an investor and advisor to many companies in a personal capacity such as Notion, Cameo, Coda, Scale.ai, SpaceX (Musk’s space company), CRED, Khatabook and others, Krishnan led core consumer product teams at Twitter from 2017 to 2019 .
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He drove Twitter user growth to more than 20 percent (year-over-year) in two years and launched several products, including a redesigned events experience. He led core product teams including launch timeline, onboarding/new user experience, search, discovery, etc.
Krishnan also created and led various mobile advertising products for both Snap and Facebook, including Snap’s Direct Response advertising business and the Facebook Audience Network, one of the largest networks in display advertising.
He is “interested in the intersection of consumer technology and crypto.” Krishnan also hosts a podcast with his wife where he covers technology and crypto.
On his LinkedIn profile, he says that “I’m a builder, engineer, Youtuber and venture capitalist. I invest in crypto/web3 as a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. I previously held leadership roles managing product and engineering at Twitter, Meta and Click”.
(With information from ANI)