Start-Up SIG: Featuring Munjal Shah of Riya



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Start-up SIG, formerly the Founders Forum SIG

    Presentation Overview

    We're thrilled to host the CEO and co-founder of one of the hottest start-ups around, Munjal Shah of Riya. Munjal also co-founded and led Andale, the leading auction management service for eBay sellers.

    Riya's goal is to help you find every photo of yourself on the web. The company's technology views and automatically tags your online photos, allowing you to easily identify and categorize them. This makes it easier to find just the right embarrassing shot for a friend's birthday greeting, or a photo of the funky local restaurant you stumbed upon in Seville a few years back.

    Riya has venture funding and 20+ people, including a multitude of experts in face and text recognition, and is currently in pre-launch testing.


    About the Presenter

    Munjal Shah, CEO & Co-Founder
    When CEO and Co-Founder, Munjal Shah, took a look at his 31,000+ and growing digital photo collection, he saw the need for a tool to help him find the photos he wanted. He also believed that there were many others out there who had the same need. With his prior experience as the CEO and Co-Founder of the successful eBay seller auction management service, Andale, he knew nothing was impossible and set out to put together a team to make it happen.

    Munjal has an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, a BS from UCSD and was nominated one of the top 10 "Up and Comers" in Business week in 2001. He has previously worked for Baan, IBM and Blaxxun, and co-founded Round Zero, a Web 1.0 networking forum for early stage entrepreneurs.

    Munjal blogs at Munjal's blog



    Building D
    Southern Cross Room
    3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304


    6:30pm-7:00pm - registration
    7:00pm-8:30pm - presentation


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Seating is limited

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