Ashish Toshniwal

Co-Founder and CEO
Y Media Labs
BSEE 2005

Ashish Toshniwal

Engineering is not just about calculus, fourier transform, etc. but fundamentally it is about solving problems, it is about questioning the assumptions and it is about weighing the trade-offs. Those have been the biggest lessons for me. I believe that there are very few people who know at an early age what they want to be. Most of us have to discover that later in life. We work hard at something to become good at it. When you become good at doing something, you will enjoy it. When you enjoy something , you become passionate, and it's a virtuous cycle."

Mr. Ashish Toshniwal earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2005. He is the co-founder and CEO of Y Media Labs (YML). Toshniwal has been a successful investor for Silicon Valley startup companies and is recognized internationally as a pioneer in mobile, product design, and technology.

YML is a digital-first, holistic customer design and technology company. Under Toshniwal’s leadership, YML has opened branches in five locations around the world, and has over 30 Fortune 500 clients including Apple, The Home Depot, Facebook, and State Farm. YML is home to more than 300 employees worldwide, and has been named by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of their fastest growing companies and recognized as “One of the top 50 most admired private companies” by Forbes.

Prior to starting Y Media Labs, Toshniwal served as a committee member for YPO, the premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world. He has been featured on CNBC, ABC News, and Forbes, multiple times on how technology will shape the future, and was part of Ad Age’s “Uncomfortable Conversations” series, where he addressed strategies and recommendations for improving inclusivity in Silicon Valley and the technology industry as a whole.