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 this episode, Aarthi and I discuss the trends and challenges for women in tech in the US vs. India. She describes her experience as a young woman in a male dominated industry as a great one. Listen to our conversation to learn more about Aarthi's passion for tech and her step by step journey from working with the most successful tech companies to creating her own.
Visit her website to check out the services Lumoid offers at www.lumoid.com