Status: ASSOCIATE FOUNDER
Member Year: 2012
- BS, Management, 2005, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Sales, Entrepreneurship, Technology, China
Zinch (www.Zinch.com)is the largest online community connecting students and schools in the United States and the largest online community of Chinese students looking to study abroad. Zinch was acquired by Chegg (Chegg.com) which is the largest online textbook rental company in the US.
Sid is a founder of Zinch, the leading digital network that helps high school students research, connect with and pay for college. After growing the domestic business to become the market leader, Sid relocated with his family to Beijing, China to launch a completely customized Chinese version of the site, which has been a success. Zinch China now populates US school content on Baidu, the largest search engine in China, and was recently named a private partner by the White House as part of the 100K Strong Initiative to send more Americans to study in China. Zinch has since launched services in the Middle East and is expanding to other countries in 2012. Sid currently resides in Utah, managing Zinch's international efforts and committing a considerable time abroad working with our local teams in Beijing and the Middle East.
In late 2011 Zinch was acquired by Chegg Inc. Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students on more than 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals and Student deals. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. From starting as a purely textbook rental company to evolving into the education network, Chegg is disrupting (and enhancing) education for millions of students.
Zinch is Sid's 4th startup and has been the most rewarding for him because it has created greater access to education and opportunities globally. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at BYU. His efforts in business support the greater goal that he and his wife have of raising their 3 children and being good neighbors.