Suranga Chandratillake

Suranga Chandratillake (born October 1977 in Kandy, Sri Lanka ) is the founder and former CEO of blinkx, the San Francisco-based video search and advertising company which later became RhythmOne.wikipedia
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Suranga Chandratillake (born October 1977 in Kandy, Sri Lanka ) is the founder and former CEO of blinkx, the San Francisco-based video search and advertising company which later became RhythmOne.
In 2004, Suranga Chandratillake, former US chief technology officer of Autonomy Corporation, founded Blinkx as a toolbar for web search, specializing in video.

Balderton Capital

After eight years as CEO and taking blinkx public, Chandratillake became the company's Chief Strategy Officer and, in 2014, returned to Europe to join the UK-based venture capital firm, Balderton Capital, as a General Partner.
The partners of the firm are Bernard Liautaud, Daniel Waterhouse, Tim Bunting, Suranga Chandratillake, Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, Rob Moffat and James Wise.

2018 New Year Honours

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In the 2018 New Year Honours, Chandratillake was awarded an OBE for services to engineering and technology.

Morgan Stanley

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Prior to founding blinkx, Chandratillake held a variety of roles in technology, sales and marketing at Morgan Stanley, netdecisions and anondesign.

Master of Arts (Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin)

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Chandratillake holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; specializing in distributed processing architectures, he received a double first.

Computer science

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Chandratillake holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; specializing in distributed processing architectures, he received a double first.

University of Cambridge

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Chandratillake holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; specializing in distributed processing architectures, he received a double first.

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Chandratillake holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; specializing in distributed processing architectures, he received a double first.

British undergraduate degree classification

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Chandratillake holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; specializing in distributed processing architectures, he received a double first.

Varsity (Cambridge)

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While at Cambridge, he was the first web editor of the University's student newspaper, Varsity.

HP Autonomy

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Soon after graduating, Chandratillake joined Autonomy Corporation as lead R&D engineer on the company's core data analysis engine.

Financial Times

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Chandratillake has spoken at industry events including the Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and the Monaco Media Forum.

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

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Chandratillake has spoken at industry events including the Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and the Monaco Media Forum.

World Economic Forum

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Named a Young Global Leader Honoree in 2009 by the World Economic Forum, Chandratillake has also been recognized as a leader in Science and Innovation by The Observer's Future 500 list, and one of Digital Media Wire's "25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment".

Royal Academy of Engineering

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Chandratillake holds patents in the area of video discovery and online video advertising, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was a 2012 recipient of the Academy's Silver Medal.

Vivino

Since joining Balderton Capital, Chandratillake has overseen investments in a number of European technology startups including Contentful, Magic Pony (acquired by Twitter in 2016) and Vivino.

Order of the British Empire

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In the 2018 New Year Honours, Chandratillake was awarded an OBE for services to engineering and technology.

Sri Lanka

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