Interview with Rashmi Sinha

Rashmi Sinha

Rashmi Sinha is Co-founder and CEO of SlideShare, the world's largest community for sharing presentations. SlideShare is growing rapidly (more than 11 million monthly unique visitors) letting everyone from teachers to marketers to conference speakers share presentations and connect with others.

Rashmi Sinha is a designer, researcher and entrepreneur. Rashmi earned her PhD in Cognitive NeuroPsychology from Brown University in 1998. After moving to UC Berkeley for a PostDoc, she did research on search interfaces and recommender systems. She fell in love with the web, and realized that many issues that web technologists think about are problems of human psychology. Deciding that she enjoyed practical problems more, she co-founded Uzanto, a user experience consulting company and worked on projects for companies like eBay, Blue Shield, AAA etc. Her first foray into products was with MindCanvas (a game-like software for customer research) released in November 2005.

Rashmi writes about social software, entrepreneurship, and running a start-up at She is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Webvisions and Future of Web Apps. She is involved in the HCI community, was one of the founding members of the Information Architecture Society, and co-chairs the monthly BayCHI talk series.

Interview Subject: Rashmi Sinha
Release Date: April 29, 2009
Duration: 18:21
Interviewer(s): Lucy Sanders, Larry Nelson

Series: Entrepreneurial Heroes