Siddharth Sinha
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Siddharth Sinha

Co-founder/CEO, Luminate Health. Several years strategy, tech product development, business development experience. Prev.: Bain & Company, Co-founder of clean tech startup. MBA from University of Michigan, BS in Engineering from Cornell University.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/siddsinha/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SiddSinha_LA
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 18, 2014
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2009 University of Michigan , MBA , Strategy, Entrepreneurship
2001 Cornell University , BS , Mechanical Engineering

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Entrepreneur

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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Most frustrating (and I'm sure I'm not alone as an entrepreneur here): Despite how fast your pace of progress actually is, it can at times feel achingly slow relative to how fast you've envisioned that pace in your mind.

Most rewarding: that feeling of taking something from zero to reality, zero to what is hopefully a significant impact on the world.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

As entrepreneurs, we make plenty of mistakes. That's just the nature of entrepreneurship and startups. But in my experience, the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make is building or launching a product without a clear market application or customer need in mind.

Even if it changes over time - and it often does - focusing on that customer need gives you, as the entrepreneur, something to validate against. Without it, you don't have that critical compass which allows you to evaluate whether you should continue on the path you're on or course-correct if what you're finding in the market appears to be invalidating your original hypothesis.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. Having a strong signal-to-noise filter, and being able to evaluate that information against your vision and your company's objectives, is really important. Especially in the earlier stages, you get information and feedback from many different places, often times conflicting, and you can't let that fling you and your company in so many different directions. And a good signal-to-noise filter can be a great checking system and source of perspective for your vision, but it should not be a substitute for that vision and your company's objectives.

2. One of the best things I've learned is: when people realize how committed you are to moving that proverbial mountain (pardon the cliche), how willing so many of them are to step up and push that mountain along with you.

3. We never lose sight of the big, long-term vision of our company we're building toward, but keeping a laser focus early on is critical.

Full bio

Sidd has extensive experience in strategy and product development in industries ranging from technology to healthcare. Prior to Luminate Health, Sidd was a consultant at Bain & Company where he helped large companies develop product portfolio, growth, and sales strategies. 

Sidd also has several years of technology product development and management experience, and was previously co-founder and VP of Product Development at a cleantech insulation startup. Sidd holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.