Nearly-Broke To $1.5 Billion: How He Built Loom And Grew It To 14 Million Users

Two years into college, Vinay Hiremath dropped out, drawn in by the allure of startups, which would take him from a small college town in Illinois to Palo Alto, CA. It was a big change—one that helped him learn the ropes of what it takes to run a small company up against incumbents. A little over three years later, he co-founded his own. Today, we know it as Loom, the asynchronous video messaging company that now serves over 14 million users and 200,000 businesses.

But in Loom’s earliest days, nobody could have guessed its trajectory. Vinay had maxed out his credit cards and Loom was just two weeks

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