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  Anand Rajaraman
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Anand Rajaraman, Founding Partner

Anand Rajaraman is a founding partner of Cambrian Ventures. Prior to founding Cambrian in 2000, Anand was Director of Technology at Amazon.com, where he was responsible for technology strategy. Anand helped launch the transformation of Amazon.com from a retailer into a retail platform, enabling third-party retailers to sell on Amazon.com's website. Third-party transactions now account for almost 25% of all US transactions, and represent Amazon's fastest-growing and most profitable business segment.

Anand came to Amazon.com in 1998 through the $250 Million acquisition of Junglee, a database technology company that he co-founded. As Chief Technology Officer, he played a key role in developing Junglee's award-winning Virtual Database technology.

Anand has extensive research and development experience at Stanford University, AT&T Bell Labs, and Xerox PARC, with numerous publications, patents, and awards at leading academic and industry forums. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, where he won the President of India Gold Medal for graduating at the top of his class, and his MS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Anand has been featured in articles in Business Week, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other leading national publications.

Anand serves as Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University's Computer Science Department, and as investor, advisor, and Board member to several Silicon Valley startups.



Anand Rajaraman