Sunthar Premakumar
Sunthar Premakumar

Sunthar Premakumar

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Co-founder at Trustwork

Austin, TX, USA

Building incredibly useful products that improve human effectiveness



(44) 2 Testimonials

    Max Parelius

    Engineer Hustler at Trustwork
    TESTIMONIAL 11/19/17
    Sunthar is a beast through and through. I’ve never worked with someone who can code as fast as him. But that’s not the only thing he can do, I’ve seen him crush all sorts of tasks while working with him (recruiting, product, management, etc). Put anything in front of Sunthar and he will crush it.
    VERIFIED REVIEW • 6/16/18 • vendor

    Feifan Zhou

    Engineer Hustler @ Trustwork, Software Development
    VERIFIED REVIEW • 9/9/18 • vendor
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  • Co-founder and Head of Product and Operations

    Trustwork Technologies – San Francisco, CA
    Jun 2017 – Jun 2017
    Trustwork empowers workers by helping them build meaningful online profiles and engage in purposeful interactions. Trustwork's initial focus is on the real economy, which is plagued by outdated software, opaque markets, and inefficient governance - all of which hold back workers and businesses.
  • Director of Product and Engineering

    Piazza Technologies – Palo Alto, CA
    Nov 2011 – Jun 2017
    Third employee and Head of Product and Engineering at Piazza, an online Q&A and college recruiting platform with an active user base of 2M of the world's top technical students. Piazza is backed by Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Bessemer Venture Partners. Product: Hired, trained, and managed all of Piazza’s product managers and designers. Built the team from 1 to 4 product managers Worked closely with the CEO to come up with the product roadmap and designed high fidelity mock ups for 4 distinct product offerings Designed and implemented A/B testing for critical features such as sign up flow Engineering: Hired, trained, and managed all of Piazza’s frontend engineers and backend engineers. Built the team from 2 to 9 engineers. Worked closely with the backend engineering team as the lead frontend engineer to implement all product offerings Led the team through critical code base rewrites, core performance enhancements, information security audits, and accessibility audits Mobile: Designed, product managed and shipped 2 iOS apps and one Android app Led all customer feedback sessions and product iterations for the mobile product Sales, SDR and Sales Operations: Hired, trained, and managed the SDR team that generated over 50% of revenue Implemented automated reporting and setup processes for procurement and cash collection Operations: Sourced, interviewed, and closed more than 50% of the company, for product, design, engineering, and operations roles.


  • MS, Robotics

    University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, CA
    Aug 2008 – May 2010
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering

    Stanford University – Stanford, CA
    Sep 2004 – Jun 2008



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