Abhay Vardhan

I am an entrepreneur and hacker with deep experience in mobile apps, web, analytics, search and big data. I am the co-founder of Blippy, a cool way to discover GIFs and share them with your friends.

I started my work life at Motorola in Illinois where I developed one of the first implementations of Bluetooth on mobile phones. I was always passionate about programming and software, so while working, I decided to pursue a PhD at the University of Illinois. After my PhD, I chose a new challenge and moved to California to join Google. I worked in the web search team and got hands-on experience in ranking, search evaluation and analysis of large amounts of data.

I could not resist startups for too long. I joined BloomReach, where, as the first hire, I helped build the core search relevance engine. The BloomReach experience was pivotal in my entrepreneurship journey and directly inspired me to start Blippy.

If you would like to see a more detailed profile, please visit my LinkedIn page. You can also reach me at firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com.

Recent posts

User actions and habit testing

Are companies too obsessed with growth? How to measure habits