Sunthar Premakumar is the Co-Founder and Head of Product for Trustwork. The company’s mission is to empower people to rise up and live abundantly. To achieve this goal, Sunthar and his team have been creating an operating system for work that serves all types of work and entrepreneurs to build, manage and scale their business.
Sunthar started his career as an early employee at Piazza (an ed-tech startup in Palo Alto, CA backed by Sequoia, Bessemer, and Khosla Ventures) as a product designer and engineer. In his 6 year stint at Piazza, he managed the development of a classroom discussion forum that is used at 1400 schools in 90 countries and the development of a college recruiting tool used by Fortune 100 companies. He eventually served has Head of Product, Engineering, and Operations to led Piazza to become a profitable company.
Sunthar is passionate about helping young entrepreneurs navigate the initial hurdles of starting a company and finding product-market fit. While his expertise is around Product Management, he also has hands-on experience in product design, engineering, operations, business development, recruiting, and sales.
Sunthar moved from San Francisco to Austin recently with his wife. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania.