About me

Technical Work

I am a software engineer and an angel investor based out of San Francisco. Read some of my notes on programming or check out my GitHub repositories.

  1. Fun web services as side-projects
    1. CalendarBot to schedule events by forwarding emails
    2. AutoSnoozer to improve batch processing of emails and,
    3. Mindful Reading to maintain one’s own custom RSS feed for reading.
  2. Android apps
    1. VoiceNotes – A quick and easy Android app to record location-tagged voice notes on the go
    2. MusicSync – A Google Play Music replacement Android app that can play files from SDcard and Google Drive
  3. Open-source code – https://github.com/ashishb, notably,
    1. a better ADB tool for Android developers, that has been downloaded more than 200,000 times
    2. Dead link checker for websites
    3. Circle CI tests analysis tool, a better Android CLI tool
    4. a react native package wrapping Android device credentials and,
    5. My configuration dotfiles
  4. Angel investments and advisory roles – https://angel.co/ashishb. I wrote DeckSaver to download Docsend pitch decks.
  5. A judge at various events – Venture Summit West 2019 and Startup Battle 2019
  6. Jobs & projects – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-b
  7. Email me at ashishb AT ashishb.net


I enjoy traveling and writing travel blogs. Check out my travel blogs or reviews on TripAdvisor.

Top Online mentions

  1. BBC
  2. Yahoo! Finance
  3. Business Insider
  4. India Today
  5. Google scholar citations
  6. Todoist blog
  7. Eweek
  8. Android Weekly
  9. Medium
  10. Podcasts – Fundraising Radio and Angelneers

10 Replies to “About me”

  1. Hi Ashish,

    Came across the gyanbuddy website, which lead me to this page. Curious to know which of the programs are currently active, and if there are any groups in San Diego. Found your website to contain a lot of interesting things, in terms of India, books, travel, etc. too. My parents are in the Bay Area, so am a regular visitor but probably harder to stay involved remotely.

    Hope to hear from you!

  2. Hi,

    I like the format of your website and the articles are very informative.
    My interests are Computer and Network security.

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Hi i really like your writings, they are useful. I saw your post asking for someone who can maintain your iitkcampus intranet blog. i am interested in that.

  4. I loved the summary of Humankind. I am wondering if you have come acroos a Book " A brief History Of Hunan Behaviour" by John Preece. It freely available on internet. for the last one year I am trying to read and make a summary. Akhtar December 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm


  5. Thanks for the summaries.

    I am rhe only one in my team who doesn’t read books (I watch videos 🙂 ) and your summaries help me to to be up to speed.

    Summary from a book The Result Take Care of Itself reminds me of a this paper Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, and Corporate Objective Function


    Reminds me of system integrity = performance = workability.

    Basically if we want anything to be in integrity and have maximum performance we should give our attention to the workable parts of the whole system and aim to get them to their highest possibilities.

    Anyway, thanks for the book summaries, they are really helpful.


  6. Hi Ashish…
    Very nicely summarised book.. great work..

  7. Shravanthi Suresh-Silver October 28, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Hi Ashish,

    I came in here to ask you questions about the Guatamala vsia process and ended up spending 30 minutes reading through your short stories and I must say you have some amazing stuff!! I thought your poem on nationality/ identity is VERY cool!

  8. Hi|
    You Really Post informatiive Article.
    Keep Going.

  9. Hi Ashish,
    How are you. I saw your note regarding Android webview debug and would like to chat with you.

  10. Sure, email me

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