Founding Team
Ash Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO
Before Polymer, he was the Tech Lead for Machine Learning at Google AdWords where he helped predict and optimize conversions for millions of advertisers and billions of dollars in revenue. He was also a quant developer for algorithmic options trading at the leading quant firm D.E.Shaw in New York. Having built complex intelligence systems across multiple domains, he is deeply passionate about leveraging data using advanced technology.

He holds a PhD in High Performance Systems and has published extensively in information retrieval. Programming since the early age of 11, he was also an avid programming and algorithms olympiad participant and was ranked 29th internationally by ACM.

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Yasser Ansari
Yasser is a designer and entrepreneur with roots in product management. Previously, he founded Specialist Design to help companies transform big ideas into focused products. Previous clients include Google, Pinterest, Robinhood, startups in Y Combinator and Techstars, and creative agencies Wieden+Kennedy and Droga5.

Prior to Specialist, he founded an award-winning educational technology venture with National Geographic and was a PopTech Social Innovation fellow. He is adjunct faculty at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), a startup mentor at NYU's Entrepreneurial Institute, and a founding member of Tech@NYU.