This morning the Wall Street Journal published an article about Dylan Field, the co-founder of Figma, which is being sold to Adobe for $20 billion. Figma is an online tool that allows users to collaborate to design user interfaces. Companies that I have worked at have used Figma and everyone I’ve talked to has loved the product.
The tagline for the article is “Figma co-founder Dylan Field, 30, turned his high-school interest in robotics into a colossal deal payday”. He’s estimated to own about 10% of Figma, which would get earn him $2 billion from this deal.
From what I can tell from Wikipedia I believe that Dylan Field was on team 675, “Tech High Robotics” from 2006-2009. Unfortunately that team’s last season was in 2013.
It’s always great to see how FRC can get students interested in technology. Are there other high-profile FRC alumni?