brad hoover

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They’re. Their. There. With the writing enhancement tool Grammarly, you will not have to worry quite so much about whether you chose correctly. Over 20 million users each day rely on Grammarly for writing assistance, according to CEO and LM alumnus BRAD HOOVER ‘97. Grammarly has grown to become an Inc. 500 company and is one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies in AI for 2019.

Grammarly has become ubiquitous for a reason: their algorithms are truly good at figuring out what someone is trying to communicate in writing. It goes beyond spelling and grammar. Grammarly can help cut out wordiness and flag sentences that may sound impolite, insensitive, or unconfident to your reader. All that, says Hoover, is part of Grammarly’s goal of empowering everyone to communicate what they mean and be understood as intended.

Prior to Grammarly, Hoover was an investor with General Catalyst Partners and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. His advice to the grads, job seekers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow: “The only way to fail at something is not to try… enjoy the journey regardless of the outcome. Mistakes along the way are both natural and great learning opportunities!”