About Aetion | Team

Selvam Velmurugan, M.S.

Chief Technology Officer

Selvam is a technologist with 20 years of experience building and managing distributed web-scale systems and high-performing engineering and product teams. Before joining Aetion, he worked at Vulcan with Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) on various philanthropic initiatives, including building technology platforms to curb poaching and illegal fishing. Prior to that, he was the CTO for Groupon APAC leading technology and product teams to support business initiatives across 11 countries with $250M+ revenue. Selvam also worked in technology leadership roles at Amazon and Netflix where he helped setup remote development centers, launch products into new markets, and migrate services into the cloud. And between 2008-2010, he founded a technology non-profit called eMoksha to enable civic engagement in countries like India, Afghanistan, Sudan, Panama, and Lebanon. Selvam earned his MS in Computer Science from University of Georgia and BS in Computer Science from College of Engineering, Guindy (India). He also holds a Diploma in Film-making from University of Washington (Seattle).  He currently lives with his family in Seattle and enjoys playing badminton and watching samurai movies.