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Noor Siddiqui
American businessperson

Noor Siddiqui

Noor Siddiqui
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Intro American businessperson
Is Businessperson
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender female
Birth 20 June 1994, Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Age 29 years
Star sign Gemini
Residence San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Robinson Secondary School
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Noor Siddiqui is an American entrepreneur. She is a Thiel Fellow, and the co-founder of the medical company Remedy.

Early life

Siddiqui grew up in Northern Virginia, and her parents are of Pakistani origin. At age 14, she started a nonprofit to provide scholarships to poor families. She was awarded the Thiel Fellowship in June 2012, where participants are paid $100,000 to drop out of college and start their own projects; Siddiqui was the youngest Fellow selected in 2012 and one of two women, she was accepted to several colleges, but chose not to attend any of them so that she could pursue the Fellowship. When her application was selected, Siddiqui's initial focus was on ending poverty, but she switched to the medical technology industry several years later.


Siddiqui studied Computer Science at Stanford University. She conducted research in the AI Lab under Sebastian Thrun and in genomics under Anshul Kundaje. As an Masters student, she taught CS17si: Frontiers in Reproductive Technology, with the faculty sponsor Russ Altman.


Noor Siddiqui started Remedy with her sister Gina Siddiqui, who took a leave of absence from University of Pennsylvania's medical school in order to join her. The company's initial product, an app named Beam, used Google Glass to let medical providers talk with each other and stream video. In a small pilot study, 91% of surgeons said that they found the app useful for managing treatments. Remedy later developed a mobile phone app that allowed primary care doctors to quickly consult with specialists over video chat, without needing Google Glass hardware.

Siddiqui returned the funds raised to investors in order to attend Stanford University full time.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 20 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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