Halfway through my sophomore year at NYU's Stern School of Business, I left to build a startup called FamilyLeaf with seed investment from Y Combinator. The site was featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Inc Magazine and many others. We were acquired by Origami Labs (now eFamily.com) in early 2013.
I'm from Seattle (Bellevue), and now live in NYC after several years in San Francisco.
Among the mischevious antics I've been a part of: getting the attention of YC's partners with a parody twitter account, successfully lobbying Fred Wilson for a retweet after running into him at the airport post-Coachella, and scheming for a seat right next to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a Moscow conference on innovation.
You can read a bit more about me in a profile in the Seattle Times, thanks to the wonderful Monica Guzman.
I love music and have played guitar for years. Here's the alumni reflection I was asked to write for the 2012 Graduation issue of The Exonian.
Please feel free to email me: ajayumehta [at] gmail.com