Colin Kroll Biography

Colin Kroll

Quick Facts Of Colin Kroll

Celebrated Name Colin Kroll
Age 34 Years
Nick Name Colin Kroll
Birth Name Colin Kroll
Birth Date 1984
Gender Male
Profession Entrepreneur
Nationality American
Birth Nation United States
Best Known For co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia.
University Oakland University
Education Computer Science graduate
Net Worth $36 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Cause Of Death Drug overdose
Death Date 16 December 2018
Source of Wealth IT Entrepreneur

Ac American entrepreneur Colin Kroll was one of the established entrepreneurs in the silicon valley. He was the co-founder of video application Vine and HQ Trivia. He was also the CEO of HQ Trivia. His Vine was purchased by Twitter for $30 million. HQ Trivia climbed to the top of Apple's free game app chart in 2018.

Previously, he worked as an engineering manager at Yahoo from 2007 to 2009. He also worked at Jetsetter as chief technology officer from 2009 to 2013.

He was found dead in his apartment in New York City on 16 December 2018. He died reportedly of a drug overdose.

Gossips and Rumors

The 34-year-old energetic entrepreneur was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan, New York on 16 December 2018. According to sources, his girlfriend called the police to check up on Kroll, as she could not get in touch with him. Police officers responded visiting Kroll's apartment in Manhattan, where they found Kroll's body alongside drug paraphernalia. Other drugs were also found at his apartment.

Initial investigations reported drug overdose as his cause of death.

Following his sudden demise, his partner and co-founder Rus Yusupov expressed his condolences via Twitter, "So sad to hear about the passing of my friend and co-founder Colin Kroll. My thoughts & prayers go out to his loved ones. I will forever remember him for his kind soul and big heart. He made the and internet a better place. Rest in peace, brother."

Best Known for

  • He was the co-founder of video app Vine and trivia game, HQ Trivia.

Early Life of Colin Kroll

Colin Kroll was born in 1984. He was He graduated in Computer Science from Oakland University. No other detail information about early life is currently available. 

Career of Colin Kroll

In 2006, he started working as a software engineer at Right Media.

In 2007, he started working at Yahoo as an engineering manager, as Yahoo acquired Right Media. He left Yahoo in 2009.

In 2009, he then worked at Jetsetter as chief technology officer. He left Jetsetter in 2013.

He and his partner, Rus Yusupov founded video application Vine in June 2012. Vine is a video sharing application for smartphones.

He served as a General Manager of Vine.

Vine was purchased by Twitter in October 2012.

Kroll and Rus Yusupov founded a company, Intermedia Labs. 

Their company released HQ Trivia game app for IOS in August 2017.

HQ Trivia was released for Android in December 2017.

Personal Life of Colin Kroll

Colin Kroll kept his personal life out of the spotlight. He was in a relationship. The identity of his girlfriend is not available yet.

Net Worth of Colin Kroll

Colin Kroll was a successful entrepreneur in the silicon valley. His video app Vine, founded with Rus Yusupov, was reportedly purchased by Twitter for $30 million. His another Trivia game app was placed in Apple's free game top chart in 2018. His net worth was estimated at around $36 million.

Did You Know?

  • He worked as an engineering manager at Yahoo.
  • His video app Vine was purchased by Twitter for reportedly $30 million.

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