Ash Maurya has been an entrepreneur for more than a decade, and throughout that time has been in search of a better, faster way for building successful products. He bootstrapped his last company, WiredReach, in 2002 which he sold in late 2010.
In late 2009, he discovered the ideas of the Lean Startup. That started his own rigorous testing and adaptation of these ideas. He started sharing his learning on his blog, which then turned into a book - which sold over 10,000 copies as a self-published book and subsequently into a series of products aimed at helping entrepreneurs raise their odds of success.
He sold his last company to start Spark59 – with a mission of helping other startups raise their odds of success. By way of writing his book and teaching workshops, Ash got the unique opportunity to work with hundreds of startups which helped refine the Running Lean methodology and identify several problems worth solving that are now being turned into products.
He also holds several mentor roles with startup accelerators around the world including: Mozilla Foundation (San Francisco), Year One Labs (Montreal), MARs (Toronto), Ideally (Brussels), and Capital Factory (Austin).