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Ashish Toshniwal

CEO and CofounderYML / Y Media Labs

San Francisco Bay Area

Member Since January 2022


Mobile Applications


I believe that anyone can build a successful company if they believe in themselves, put the work in and invest in their own future. I graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2005. I worked for numerous growing technology companies post graduation and decided that Silicon Valley is where I wanted to call home. I eventually got an itch to build my own company and saw mobile was just starting to take off. I dove in feet first and asked myself, “How hard could this be?” 10 years later, Y Media Labs has over 300 employees worldwide and have helped over 31 Fortune 500 companies achieve success in digital. Y Media Labs was primarily bootstrapped until recently when we recently partnered with MDC to fuel our second stage growth. We were nominated by Forbes as one of the most promising companies in 2015. Entrepreneur recognized us as a forward-thinking company and Silicon Valley Business Journal named us #10 on their list of fastest growing companies. As CEO, I am looking to grow Y Media Labs to be as big and successful as some of the best in class digital agencies out there. My strength as a CEO is building strong teams and empowering them to succeed and overachieve. I’m in it for the long run. I am also an investor and have invested in numerous mobile-first technology companies whom I believe can make a big difference.

Company details

YML / Y Media Labs

Company bio

YML is an award-winning design and technology agency born in the heart of Silicon Valley that builds best-in-class digital products for Fortune 500 companies and leading startups. YML has launched mobile apps, websites and other digital experiences for a range of clients including PayPal, Google, Universal Music Group, The Home Depot, Yeti and Polestar. Its work has been recognized by Steve Jobs (ya, that Steve Jobs) and featured by TED Talks, in The Wall Street Journal (“YML is one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley”), Forbes, Ad Age, ABC, CNBC and more. Founded in 2009, YML is now home to 400+ innovative designers, strategists, and engineers around the globe. Visit to learn more.



Area of focus

iOS Development
Android Development
Product Strategy

Company size

201 - 500

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