A  Sherpalo


     Office Locations:

2725 Sand Hill Road, Suite 120
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-319-2220
Fax: 650-319-2221



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    Sherpalo is a mentor capital firm that supports the development and commercialization of early-stage disruptive new technologies. Ram Shriram started Sherpalo in January of 2000 with the goal of applying his wealth of operating and company building experience to promising early stage ventures. Immediately prior to founding Sherpalo, Ram served as an officer of Amazon.com working for Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO. Sherpalo can help guide entrepreneurs in raising money from top tier venture capitalists; identifying and hiring key management personnel; and defining and adapting a business model to changing market conditions. The firm maintains additional offices in Mumbai, India.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ram Shriram Founder


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