A list of America’s 50 Most Influential Women by the lifestyle publication Marie Claire features 32-year-old Aarthi Ramamurthy as one of their movers, shakers and rule breakers!
Aarthi Ramamurthy is the founder and CEO of Lumoid, a YCombinator-backed Silicon Valley startup, that provides a try-before-you-buy rental service for consumer electronics. Lumoid originally offered rentals for photography equipment, then expanded to Google Glass and drones, and and more recently branched out into the wearable tech arena.
Aarthi hails from Chennai, India and has a Masters in Software Engineering. She was recruited by Microsoft as one of their youngest product managers and has built products such as Xbox LIVE and Netflix’s video streaming software, before founding Lumoid.
In an interview with Huffington Post Aarthi offers some advice to women seeking to start their own business. “Be the change you wish to see in the world. It’s so easy to get bogged down with all the negativity, especially while starting something new. Focus on being able to build or provide something of value, and focus on fixing the problems that bother you. That, and never be afraid to ask for help or advice – at the very worst, you’ll get told no, but you atleast tried.”
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