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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.

Doug Griffin
Doug Griffin

VP Partnerships & Strategy
Founder Nomadic
President Faceshift
Vicon, Disney, EA, ILM

Ian Sachs
Ian Sachs

Principal Engineer
Adobe Research
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

Susan Lusty
Susan Lusty

SLM Partners
Nest
Big Fish Games VP

Will Welch
Will Welch

Machine Learning
Numerical Opt
CMU PhD

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

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

Josh Gustafson
Josh Gustafson

Microsoft, HTC
Articulate
Simple Control

Eloi du Bois
Eloi du Bois

Astral-Images
Duran Dubois
Paris XI MS

Lori Mezoff
Lori Mezoff

SLM Partners
America's Army Game
TSI/Golin Harris VP

Rishabh Battulwar
Rishabh Battulwar

Facial Animation R&D
Digital Domain
USC MS

Ron Griswold
Ron Griswold

Digital Domain
DreamWorks Animation
Academy of Art

Iñaki Navarro
Iñaki Navarro

Advertima
EPFL Post-doc
Politécnica de Madrid PhD

Jihyun Yoon
Jihyun Yoon

Lucasfilm, DreamWorks
Annie Award
Parsons School of Design

Tijmen Verhulsdonck
Tijmen Verhulsdonck

Deep Learning
Viorama GmbH
KTH Stockholm MS

Dan Whitton
Dan Whitton

Telltale Games
Hangar 13
Image Movers Digital

Moiz Merchant
Moiz Merchant

DreamWorks Animation
Electronic Arts
UT Austin

John Dodelson
John Dodelson

Lucasfilm
DreamWorks Animation
Blue Sky Studios

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

Javier Campos
Javier Campos

Viorama GmbH
DeNA Studios
Atakama Labs Chile

Max Schneider
Max Schneider

Splash VR
CTO, Viorama GmbH
Hasso Plattner Inst MS

Dario Kneubühler
Dario Kneubühler

Deep Learning
IBM
ETH Zurich MS

Ugur Ister
Ugur Ister

Theta Legion VR
RADiCAL Motion
Tiggly

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

Alexander Seropian
Alexander Seropian

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

Our backers

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