Ayush Varshney, Project Manager in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Ayush Varshney

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Toptal Member Since
December 14, 2018

Ayush's success as an Agile project manager can be viewed from the large number of projects that he delivered successfully during his two startups, where he handled planning, hiring, mentoring, QA, design, development, and release management. His experience as a developer, project manager, scrum master, and team leader gives him a unique holistic perspective of the product development lifecycle. Ayush is also listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list 2018.

Project Highlights

Trading Exchange
Led a very lean team in creating a trading exchange that contains multiple assets and multiple currencies in a record time of four months.
Content Discovery Platform App Like Snapchat Stories
Android app was selected by Google for the very first Launchpad Accelerator Program.
Boeing Autonomous Vehicle Project
Led the entire algorithm team for the project. The project ended up creating a great prototype for Boeing to base it's large scale implementation on.


Work Experience

Chief Technology Officer

2018 - 2023
  • Led the entire technology vertical for one of the fastest-growing edtech startups in India, with more than 10 mn users with large-scale use of ML, AI, and GenAI for content recommendations, user segmentation, lead generation, and content creation.
  • Handled infrastructure scalability, back-end architecture, developer hiring, project plan, and Agile delivery.
  • Built cutting-edge live class technology, in-house video streaming, scalable AI-based assessment platform, and machine learning-driven recommendations.
  • Used major infra components and languages, such as Kubernetes, Go, MongoDB, Redis, ClickHouse, Airflow, OpenAI, Vertex AI, Keras, TensorFlow, Python, Node.js, Angular, React, Kotlin, Android, iOS, Swift, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Kafka, RabbitMQ, and Java.

CTO | Co-founder

2016 - 2018
Nash Ventures
  • Selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Finance Segment, Nash Ventures created products in blockchain, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
  • Developed 10+ projects and delivered them to clients as the agile project manager.
  • Handled all staffing and team management for the projects.
  • Managed project delivery planning and development schedules and supervised developers.

CTO | Co-founder

2012 - 2016
Bluegape Lifestyle Pvt Ltd
  • Started while in college and created the entire 1st version of the tech alone.
  • Led the development of an eCommerce website, news app, and blogging platform as the project manager and tech lead.
  • Led a team of 20+ highly experienced developers and designers across 10+ products on different platforms.
  • Created web, Android, and iOS apps, led all three teams, and handled project management for the entire set.
  • Contributed to development and project management for the website, Android, and iOS app.

Trading Exchange

Led a very lean team in creating a trading exchange that contains multiple assets and multiple currencies in a record time of four months.

The exchange had all features for placing buy/sell/market orders and margin trading. It contained a web-based and Android-based portal with very high-security considerations, including financial compliance.

Virtual Reality Jewellery Store

Created the world's first live virtual reality jewelry store using HTC Vive for one of the biggest brands in the country.

The project involved people experiencing and shopping for jewelry in the virtual reality 3D environment. It uses the best of VR and eCommerce to make it possible to sell a large inventory without having that in-house.

Content Discovery Platform App Like Snapchat Stories


Android app was selected by Google for the very first Launchpad Accelerator Program.

The app curates content from popular blogs and news sites and serves them in bursts of 10 pieces. The content was used to blend photos, videos, GIFs, news, blogs, etc., and was showcased as a headline in a visual layout with links to the source.

Boeing Autonomous Vehicle Project

Led the entire algorithm team for the project. The project ended up creating a great prototype for Boeing to base it's large scale implementation on.

Designed an autonomous vehicle capable of traversing successfully on rough terrain in an unknown environment, equipped with suitable sensors that can detect the oncoming surface irregularities, able to perform all kinds of mechanical motions, including a frog-like-jump, able to execute the jump over an obstacle of height 1ft or over a crater of diameter 1ft without any functionality issues.

Required devices like an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for control feedback, Kinect for 3D mapping, Arduino boards for navigation, and an onboard processor on a Pandaboard.
2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, India


Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018



Asana, Jira, Git, Bitbucket, Figma, Crystal Reports, Salesforce, Basecamp, Zoom, WorkFlowy, Trello, Slack, Google Sheets


Android, iOS, WordPress, Blockchain, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Shopify, Azure, Prismic, SharePoint, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Magento


Scrum, Agile, Agile Project Management, DevOps, Agile Leadership, Requirements Analysis, Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping, Kanban, Gamification, Six Sigma

Industry Expertise

Logistics, Digital Agencies, Technology, Architecture, Government, Healthcare


Leadership, Product Management, Project Management, Web, Go, Python, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Project Design, Enterprise, Technical Delivery Management, CTO, Program Management, Technical Program Management, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, Technical Project Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Waterfall Methodology, Team Leadership, Startups, GAP Analysis, RESTful Development, Sprint Planning, Fintech, CRM Systems, CRM Design, Software Evaluation, Custom CRM Modules, Project Planning, Enterprise Product Portfolios, Business Analysis, Scrum Master, Consulting, Management Consulting, Digital Strategy, Business Transformation, Facilitation, Web Applications, Project Reporting, Project Tracking, Best Practices, Project Management Professional (PMP), Process Optimization, Accounting, Time Management, SOP Development, Workflow, APIs, Website Migration, Roadmaps, Prototyping, Discovery Workshops, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Data Migration, Dashboards, Social Networks, Online Dating, Mobile Apps, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Community, Innovation, Creativity, Agile Program Management, Mobile App Development, Project Coordination, Digital Project Management, eCommerce, Websites, Sales, Email Marketing Automation, Content, Go-to-market Plans, Jira Administration, Integration, Version Control, Resource Management, Resource Allocation, Analytics, Data, Governance, Stakeholder Management, Operational Assessments, Automation, Budgeting, Project Scoping, Stripe, AngularJS, Authentication, Project Rescue, Assessment Development, Coaching, Process Improvement, Process Mapping, Process Improvement Project Management, Legacy Software, Project Timelines, Teamwork, System Migration, IT Project Management, Backup & Recovery, Documentation, System Integration, Web Development, Planning, Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), Content Creation, IT Projects, Software Project Management, Quality Assurance (QA), Technical Support, TypeScript, Complex Program Management, International Projects, Process Automation, Team Management, Data Analysis, Private Equity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), IT Program Management, Risk Management, Hybrid Project Management, Large Language Models (LLMs), Microsoft, Root Cause Analysis, Cloud Migration, Impact Assessment, Engineering Management, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Software Development, Social Media Apps, Portfolio Management, Lean Portfolio Management, React Native, SQL Server 2000, Payroll & Benefits, Financial Systems, Compliance, Financial Reporting, Kotlin, Spark, Python 3, Finance, Project Delivery, Back-end, Front-end, Online Marketing, Trading Systems, Systematic Trading, Airtable, PHP, Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Angular, React, Redux, Product Strategy, Notion, .NET, ASP.NET

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