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.
Rob and Suranga sat down with Jens Begemann, CEO of Wooga and Sascha Konietzke, CEO of Contentful at the NOAH Conference in Berlin in June, 2018 to talk about how they've grown global from Berlin.
Ban.jo is a mobile platform at the intersection of location and social content, allowing users to see what's happening around them, in real time.
Contentful provides a content infrastructructure that enables teams to power content in any digital product.
Dalia is a technology driven company, specialising in understanding global audiences. Using proprietary mobile methodologies and with an emphasis on quality and depth of data, Dalia is reinventing how organisations can feel the pulse of people around the world.
Funnel gives businesses the complete picture of their advertising. All costs and results, in one place, all the time.
Healx is developing breakthrough treatments for rare diseases
Tessian is the UK-based machine intelligence start-up transforming the way enterprises secure email.
Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) now integrated into Amazon Web Services.
Magic Pony Technology is a technology company that develops machine-learning based approach for visual processing on web and mobile. Acquired by Twitter in 2016.
The Tab is a youth news site published by Tab Media Ltd. It was launched at the University of Cambridge and has since expanded to over 80 universities in the United Kingdom and United States.
Touch Surgery offers an app that allows users to practice surgery at any place and any time.
Vivino is the world's largest online wine marketplace, powered by a community of 30 million who use Vivino to discover and buy wine.
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