Virtualness, a mobile-first platform designed to help creators, brands, and the sports, media and entertainment industry navigate the complex world of web3, has appointed Ashish Singh as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Singh brings expertise in AI, e-commerce, consumer and enterprise products. He will lead a global team with deep AI, blockchain and mobile ecosystem skills.
He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Technology at Nykaa for about four years, having seen the company from early days to a successful public listing and beyond.
Singh has also held leadership roles in other venture funded startups and global services companies such as AffordPlan and Axslogic where he led diverse teams, worked on technology that has been patented in many countries, conceptualised and delivered leading consumer and enterprise products and been at the forefront of AI and ecommerce. Singh holds a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi.
“We were looking for a partner who shared our vision about the tremendous power of web3, had a demonstrated track record of building global products at scale rooted in deep consumer insight and a people-first leader. Ashish consistently stood out across all dimensions from a pool of extraordinarily talented leaders,” said Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi, co-founders of Virtualness. “
“Kirthiga and Saurabh’s vision of making web3 accessible globally for creators, brands, sports, media and entertainment is compelling. The strong engineering team they have assembled, the initial traction they have achieved, and their focus on bringing the power of AI and blockchain together to fuel the vision makes this the right next legacy I want to be an integral part of,” added Singh.
Virtualness provides the ability to design, mint and showcase branded digital collectibles; share across social media channels and interact directly with communities. The company has employees across four locations – US, Singapore, India and Dubai.