Cindy Wu

Experiment

Cindy Wu is a co-founder of Experiment, a crowdfunding platform for scientific research. During undergrad Cindy was funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to work on cell immunotherapies. In 2011 she was on the University of Washington iGEM team where they won the World Championship. Cindy dropped out of grad school to build Experiment, a Y Combinator backed startup. Experiment is creating a world where anyone can be a scientist and their mission has been profiled leading publications including Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Science Friday. Bill Gates recognized Experiment as a “solution to close the gap for potentially promising but unfunded projects.”

Cindy grew up in Seattle and now lives in San Francisco. Follow her @cindywu.

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