Ayush Jaiswal

Creator of Pesto and a passionate community builder at heart

Hi, I’m Ayush. I am a co-founder of Pesto and I love working on interesting ideas that can potentially disrupt industries. I find satisfaction in challenging the status quo. I am very bullish about new tech disrupting the old and traditional industries and I enjoy being a part of it.

I belong to a small town Varanasi. I always dreamed of building a great company that’d create some impact in everyone’s life. I didn’t know much about being an entrepreneur when I decided to drop out against my parents without informing them. I recall it as an intentional wrong decision which I made right by hustling hard for next 4 years. After 6-8 startups later, I found Pesto.

Pesto was founded in 2017. Pesto is on a mission to turn global software engineering wages into a meritocracy, regardless of where someone is born. Today we are focusing on upskilling India’s 5 million software engineers and pairing them with the worlds top tech companies. I want to give them level playing field and I believe they’ll crush devs from different parts of the world in terms of competence.

I was always disappointed¬†with the education system in India but I knew I can’t complain. I only way to change things was to be the change. So, I created a school where no one needs to pay, they get trained by the best, learning latest tech and get complete infra that the best devs in the world need to express themselves.

I share some interesting things from my journey and learnings here.

What I Love
  • Honesty
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Football
  • Thought Leadership
  • Rockets
  • Innovation
  • Design
  • Music
  • Hardware products
  • Speaking