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Speaker Series – Zakir Hemraj

Zakir (Zak) Hemraj is the Co-founder and CEO of Loopio, a Toronto-based software company that accelerates the RFP response process for companies in a variety of industries. He started his career at Achievers, where he worked in a few roles across Software Development and Sales, as the company grew from 20 to 300 employees over 8 years. After being inspired by the problems and opportunities he was exposed to at Achievers, Zak decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge. He co-founded Loopio in 2014 along with his closest friends, Matt York, and Jafar Owainati. Loopio has grown to over 90 people, raised $9M in Series A funding from OpenView Venture Partners, and serves more than 500 customers globally. Since Loopio’s inception, Zak has primarily divided his focus across Loopio’s Product, Customer Success, Sales, and People Operations teams. He is a people-focused leader that loves building things, regardless of the domain.


Based in Toronto, Canada, Loopio is the leading RFP response solution that streamlines the way enterprises respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQs), and Security Questionnaires. Since 2014, Loopio has empowered hundreds of Sales, Proposal, and Security teams across world-leading organizations, including Thomson Reuters, IBM, Netskope, Sprinklr, Citrix, and many more.