WME signs Indian-origin tech power couple
William Morris Agency merged with Endeavor (WME), the longest-running international talent agency has signed up with notable tech players and entrepreneurs of Indian origin, Sriram Krishnan and Aarthi Ramamurthy.
WME provides global access and insights into every facet of entertainment and sports to their clients. They have the representation of top artists, creators, and leaders in every category.
WME’s past clients have included Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley.
Krishnan and Ramamurthy gained popularity during the pandemic as the hosts of the Clubhouse audio series ‘The Good Time Show‘, “where moguls such as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are known to drop in for chats.”
The talent agency, which was renamed Endeavor in 2017 and represents more than 6,000 film and television, music, sports, and fashion personalities, will work with Krishnan and Ramamurthy in areas including film and television development, as well as publishing and podcasting projects.
Krishnan, according to ‘Variety’, is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, investing across consumer and crypto startups. He leads the firm’s stake in companies such as Hopin and Bitski and was a personal early investor in ventures including the celebrity cash-generator Cameo, Figma, and Notion. He has also held positions at Twitter, Facebook, and Snap.
Ramamurthy heads the international business at Clubhouse, where she focuses on the platform’s global users. She was a product executive at Facebook, working on consumer and creator verticals. She also founded a startup backed by Silicon Valley’s top accelerators, including YCombinator, and held senior roles at Netflix and Microsoft.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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