SURANGA
CHANDRATILLAKE

Partner

Suranga joined Balderton as a General Partner in 2014. He was previously an entrepreneur and engineer. Suranga founded blinkx, the intelligent search engine for video and audio content in Cambridge in 2004. He then led the company for eight years as CEO through its journey of moving to San Francisco, building a profitable business and going public in London where it achieved a peak market capitalisation in excess of $1Bn. Before founding blinkx, Suranga was an early employee at Autonomy Corporation - joining as an engineer in the Cambridge R&D team and ultimately serving as the company's US CTO in San Francisco.

Suranga has a MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012 and was chosen as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders in 2009. In 2017, Suranga joined the UK Government's Council for Science and Technology. Suranga was granted an OBE for services to technology and engineering in the 2018 UK New Year's Honours.

Contact

suranga@balderton.com
T. +44 (0)20 7016 6800

Executive assistant

Lucie Anderson
landerson@balderton.com

Board positions

Banjo

Banjo
Redwood City, United States
Ethical Artificial Intelligence delivering live, validated information that saves lives and reduces human suffering.
Series B in 2012

Contentful

Contentful
Berlin, Germany
API-first content management infrastructure to create, manage and distribute content to any platform or device.
Seed in 2012

Dalia Research

Dalia Research
Berlin, Germany
Solutions to facilitate market and opinion research.
Series A in 2016

Funnel

Funnel
Stockholm, Sweden
Gives businesses the complete picture of their advertising -- all costs and results -- in one place, all the time.
Series A in 2017

Healx

Healx
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Accelerating treatments for rare diseases.
Series A in 2018

Tessian

Tessian
London, United Kingdom
Machine intelligence to prevent human failure and data loss on email
Series A in 2018

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Cloud9

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Cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) now integrated into AWS.
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Next generation AML screening and monitoring technology to build the world's only AI-driven risk database.
Series A in 2016

Magic Pony Technology

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Machine-learning for visual processing on web and mobile.
Series A in 2015
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Mojiworks

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Series A in 2017

The Tab

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Series A in 2015

Touch Surgery

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Series A in 2013

Vivino

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The world's largest online wine marketplace.
Series C in 2013

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