Meet the team

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Our Founders

The R&D engineer behind CGI Tarkin and the Hulk teamed up with the VFX supervisor of Madagascar-3 and Home to bring Hollywood quality digital humans technology to enterprise markets.

Kiran Bhat

Kiran Bhat

Kiran Bhat is the co-founder and CTO of Loom.ai. In his ten years at Lucasfilm, Kiran led the facial performance captue R&D that won him a Sci-Tech Oscar in 2017. He received a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mahesh Ramasubramanian

Mahesh Ramasubramanian

Mahesh Ramasubramanian is the co-founder and CEO of Loom.ai. Mahesh is a 20-year veteran in visual effects, including 17 years at DreamWorks Animation, and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Mahesh holds a Masters in Computer Graphics from Cornell and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Our team

The Loom.ai team is a unique blend of internationally renowned computer graphics experts with two SciTech Oscars and deep learning practitioners.

Ian Sachs
Ian Sachs

Adobe Research
Sr. Innovation Engineer
Lucasfilm
Sci-Tech Oscar

Vivek Verma
Vivek Verma

Google
Lucasfilm R&D
Sarnoff
UC Santa Cruz PhD

Akash Garg
Akash Garg

NIST, ILM, DWA
Disney Research,
Samsung DMC
Columbia PhD

Michael Palleschi
Michael Palleschi

Atomic Fiction,
ILM, Digital Domain,
ImageMovers,
Troika Games

Will Welch
Will Welch

Machine Learning
Numerical Opt
20 years startups
CMU PhD

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

Lucasfilm R&D
HPC, CFD Sim
Government R&D
U of Minnesota PhD

Josh Gustafson
Josh Gustafson

Software Architecture,
Optimization, Graphics
Microsoft, HTC,
Articulate, Simple Control

Eloi du Bois
Eloi du Bois

CV / ML
Astral-Images
Duran Dubois
Paris XI MS

David Harmon
David Harmon

Numerical Methods
Simulation
NYU Post Doc
Columbia PhD

Dominic Monn
Dominic Monn

Deep Learning
Reinforcement Learning
NVIDIA
TBZ Zurich

Rishabh Battulwar
Rishabh Battulwar

Facial Animation R&D
Digital Domain
USC MS

Ron Griswold
Ron Griswold

Anim - Rigging Dev
Digital Domain
DreamWorks Animation
Academy of Art

Iñaki Navarro
Iñaki Navarro

Deep Learning
Advertima
EPFL Post-doc
Politécnica de Madrid PhD

Jihyun Yoon
Jihyun Yoon

Lucasfilm
DreamWorks Animation
Annie Award
Parsons School of Design

Senthil Radhakrishnan
Senthil Radhakrishnan

Deep Learning
Scientist UCSB
JPL Post-doc
UMCP PhD

Tijmen Verhulsdonck
Tijmen Verhulsdonck

Deep Learning
Embedded Systems
Viorama
KTH Stockholm MS

Dan Whitton
Dan Whitton

Character Artist
Telltale Games
Hangar 13
Image Movers Digital

Moiz Merchant
Moiz Merchant

Game engines
DreamWorks Animation
Electronic Arts
UT Austin

Dave Stevens
Dave Stevens

Game Applications
Xbox Avatars
Microsoft

John Dodelson
John Dodelson

Lucasfilm
DreamWorks Animation
Blue Sky Studios
RISD

Charles Shang
Charles Shang

Deep Learning
Chinese Acad of Sciences
Tsingua PhD

Carsten Schipke
Carsten Schipke

Cloud AR
Viorama GmbH
Avenit s/w Shanghai

Lukas Kuczynski
Lukas Kuczynski

Computer Vision
Halide FX
Reed Physics

Jiqing Wu
Jiqing Wu

Deep Learning
WGAN Modeling
ETH Zurich PhD

Hunter Blanks
Hunter Blanks

Twilio
Cloudflare
PPL/SEL, 350 hours

Javier Campos
Javier Campos

Game Developer
Viorama Germany
Dena Studios Canada
Atakama Labs Chile

Our advisors

Our jedi council of advisors include some of the sharpest brains in business and academia.

David Anderman
David Anderman

Chief Business Officer Jaunt
COO & General Counsel LucasFilm
Variety Dealmaker of the Year

Jeremy Bailenson
Jeremy Bailenson

Founding Director of Stanford University's
Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Zach Coelius
Zach Coelius

Super Angel
Founder & CEO Triggit
AngelList syndicate Cruise Automation

Ron Fedkiw
Ron Fedkiw

Professor, Stanford CS
Two-time Academy Award Winner

Alexander Seropian
Alexander Seropian

Founder & CEO of Industrial Toys
Founder of Bungie Studios
Creator of Halo Series

Jonathan Su
Jonathan Su

Founder & CEO of Pilot.ai
Director of Engineering eBay

Our backers

Funded by Silicon Valley investors, including Samsung Ventures, DHVC, Zach Coelius’ syndicate, GFR Fund, Anorak Ventures, and Y Combinator.