Ayush Agarwal is a proud alum, having graduated U-M in ‘06 with a BSE in Computer Science Engineering. While on campus, he founded Michigan Toastmasters, as well as was an active participant in Telluride House and Eta Kappa Nu (HKN). At U-M, Ayush was awarded multiple distinguished service and student leadership awards, culminating with the Student Legacy Award.
After U-M, Ayush went to Stanford University Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for General Management. He became an associate at Mandrona Venture Group in Seattle and focused on consumer web, social and mobile platforms. He joined Salesforce in the San Francisco Bay Area, and owned the product vision and roadmap for all social products at ExactTarget Salesforce. This included their launch of Facebook integration, social CRM connector, apps for all smart phone brands, message claiming/task tracking, and security enhancements. Ayush closed major deals with Alaska Air, Economist, and T-Mobile. He received the ‘Direct Marketing Association 30 Under 30: The Best and Brightest Young Direct Marketers’ award. Ayush went on to become Head of Products, Local Search Ads and Google Maps Monetization, where he spent five years in Mountain View, with his various launches spotlighted by AdWords Performance Summit, Google’s biggest annual ad conference. Currently Ayush is angel investor, advisor, and limited partner to various startups in the Bay Area as well as Head Of Products, Enterprise Software in Menlo Park.