2019 Young Alumni Achievement Award
Vinay Hiremath attended the University of Illinois from 2010-2012. He is a co-founder of Loom, which is a video recording tool that is focused on helping employees communicate more efficiently and human. It has over 1.5 million users and was backed by Slack in a $4M funding round during the summer of 2018 and $11M Series A from Kleiner, Slack, Cue founder Daniel Gross and Jared Leto. There are hundreds of thousands of employees at companies like Dropbox and Google using the Loom Chrome extension and desktop applications.
Vinay is currently the Head of Engineering for Loom where he oversee the architecture, infrastructural unit economics, scaling of the team from both a recruitment and culture perspective, management and output of the team, as well as the strategic technical and product direction of the company. In 2017, he was named to Forbes list of 30 Under 30.
Before Loom, Vinay worked at Upthere - a cloud-computing startup - where he gained most of his technical competency in service architecture and distributed systems. Before Upthere, he worked at Backplane - a social network startup for celebrities and before that he interned at Facebook, primarily working on optimizing the mobile web composer, the tool that allows someone to post a status update to their timeline.