The startup world is full of inspiring stories where entrepreneurs have succeeded with novel and unique ideas. The founders of these startups often have an unrivaled positive attitude and a great deal of experience in many different areas. This positivity and diversity of focus are arguably some of the most promising skillsets an entrepreneur can have.
In this article, we will take a look at AutonomIQ‘s founder Ram Shanmugam, a serial Entrepreneur and CEO of multiple start-ups in machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, cloud and infrastructure technologies.
With a long history in academia, Shanmugam holds a BTech in Engineering from Anna University, an MS in Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and studied Finance and Marketing at The Wharton School. However, more impressively, he has been a member of the World Economic Forum for 10 years, focusing on how technology and innovation can be used for the greater good. Also within academia, Shanmugam was previously a fellow at the University of California, Berkeley as well as a principal at MIT’s Center for Technology and Policy.
Despite a longstanding career in academia and research, Shanmugan has proven to be a pioneer in the world of startups and business. He has been at the forefront of the technology industry for more than 20 years. He is the Co-founder and CEO of AutonomIQ, a company that’s leading the way in bringing AI, machine learning and deep learning innovations to enterprise IT organizations. Previous to co-founding AutonomIQ, Shanmugan was the co-founder, CEO and President of appOrbit, which specializes in automated application environment creation. Prior to this, Shanmugan has also held leadership roles at companies including Actifio, SunGard and Cisco.
According to Shanmugan’s LinkedIn, he handles “Product management, general management, engineering and operations at several Fortune companies and ran business units with ~$15M – $500M in revenue and P&L.” And in a recent interview with StartupBeat Shanmugan discusses the motivation which led to him co-founding AutonomIQ stating “Most of us come from working in large software companies or have personally built software products, and testing was something we constantly struggled to keep up with. The key motivation was personal and to see how we can address this problem for our own needs, and the result was something truly interesting and different.”
Thanks to the work of people like Shanmugan, the startup industry is alive and well, brimming with innovation, pushing new discoveries forward. As our modern world becomes more technological we will require more thinkers like Shanmugan, and more inspiring companies like AutonomIQ.
Disclosure: This article includes a client of an Espacio portfolio company