Zak Homuth is the CEO of Upverter, and a Y Combinator alumni. At Upverter, Zak has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the design toolchain, collaborative community and on-demand simulators. Improving the rate of innovation in hardware engineering, including introducing collaboration and sharing, has been one of his central interests for almost a decade, stemming from his time as an engineering student working on telecommunication hardware. Prior to Upverter, Zak founded an electronics manufacturing service, and served as the company’s CEO. Before that, Mr. Homuth founded ZHC, a provider of computer software and hardware services to local consumers as well as the agriculture industry. He attended the University of Waterloo where he studied Computer Engineering before taking a leave of absence.