August 5, 1974
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)|
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. In 2007, Morgan Stanley’s Mary Meeker in her Technology / Internet Trends report  cited hi5 as the 10th largest website in the World. By 2008, hi5 was one of the largest social networking sites in the World, 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.
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