Talent IPO was founded at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, where Aashay, Michael, and Ayush (the co-founders) sought to create a better way for students to acquire the capital they needed for higher education. As M.B.A. students, they experienced first-hand the astronomical debt burden associated with obtaining an advanced academic degree.


We are a team of entrepreneurs, finance professionals, and former consultants. Collectively, we've founded, worked at, and built startups.

Aashay Doshi

Co-Founder & CEO

Aashay is a seasoned entrepreneur and former Deloitte Consultant. Prior to founding Talent IPO, he helped grow his family's agriculture startup in Mumbai where he was responsible for increasing revenue by 4x over 1.5 years. While in the Strategy & Operations practice at Deloitte, he helped Fortune 500 companies achieve their strategic objectives.  Aashay holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and B.S. in Finance & Marketing from the University of Maryland College Park.

Ayush Luthra

Co-Founder | Product

Ayush is chiefly responsible for Talent IPO's platform development and manages the financial and legal obligations. Coming from the technology industry, Ayush has been directly involved in the development of many innovative products. Prior to his M.B.A. at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Samsung, taking their Artificial Intelligence initiatives forward.

Michael Lai

Co-Founder | Operations & Design

Michael has five years of experience in product development, project management, and operations at both Fortune 500 companies and startups. In 2016, he developed the first training program for investigational studies at one of Silicon Valley's fastest growing biotech startups. Michael graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in biochemistry and holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in Finance, Operations Management, and Strategy.

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