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Samiroy is a brand founded by Samir Roy, through which he releases entrepreneural work. Scroll down to learn about Samir's background and experience working with various early stage companies as a serial "startup engineer".


The first engineer or a senior engineer at several early-stage technology companies. Worked on product and enginnering at startups through various stages of growth, with multiple successful exits. Helped founders through accelerators and funding programs, including Shark Tank and YCombinator.

  • Senior Engineer @ Benepass
    (YCombinator W20, current)
  • Senior Engineer @ Collage
    (acquired by Foreground)
  • First Engineer @ Toymail
    (YCombinator W16, Shark Tank S08E17)
  • Early Engineer @ Librify
    (acquired by Scribd)
  • Early Engineer @ Fingerprint Play
    (acquired by Sandbox)
  • Early Engineer @ Kloof
    (acquired by American Kennel Club)
  • First Engineer @ KiwiTech
    (helped grow to 300+ engineers, going strong)
  • Started Career @ Accenture
    (worked on world's largest enterprise mobile deployment)

contributions on GitHub, in the past year.


While growing up in Delhi, wrote first program in Logo to control a turtle to draw a house, and was forever hooked! Won national coding competitions throughout high school and beat out participants from higher grades to represent India in international contests. Went on to graduate from the University of Virginia with a degree in Computer Science.

Undergraduate thesis on
non‑photorealistic rendering:
Style Spheres

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