Ramu Yalamanchi

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Ramu Yalamanchi
Born Ramu Yalamanchi
(1974-08-05) August 5, 1974 (age 43)
Skokie, IL, United States
Alma mater University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (B.S. Computer Science)
Occupation Co-founder and former CEO of hi5
Spouse(s) Megan Monroe (m. 2013)
Children 2

Ramu Yalamanchi is an American-born computer scientist and internet entrepreneur of Indian descent. He founded the social networking website hi5 and served as its CEO.[1] In 2007, Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker in her Technology / Internet Trends report [2] cited hi5 as the 10th largest website in the World. By 2008, hi5 was one of the largest social networking sites in the World,[3] the #1 social networking service for the Spanish speaking market, and a top 10 site in 20 countries across the globe. During college, Ramu was a partner at SponsorNet New Media. Ramu received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[4]


  1. ^ Angwin, Julia (July 24, 2006). "Parental Guidance". The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. ^ Meeker, Mary (October 18, 2007). "Technology / Internet Trends". Morgan Stanley Global Technology Team. 
  3. ^ Social Networking Without Boundaries June 7, 2008
  4. ^ "Blogspotting International as a Social Networking Niche - BusinessWeek". www.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2008-03-20. 

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