Ashwini Asokan is the CEO & Co-Founder of Mad Street Den, a Computer Vision and Artificial
Intelligence company. At Mad Street Den, Ashwini and her team of 100+, give the power of sight and
learning to machines, teaching them to see and experience the world as we humans do. Working
across San Francisco, India & Seattle, her team has been known to build some of the most cutting
edge AI tech and products.
The company launched its first vertical vue.ai – an AI-based intelligent retail automation solution that is
redefining the future of retail, online, across social channels and in-store. Ashwini returned to India
from Silicon Valley after more than a decade, to bootstrap her startup which she founded with her
husband, Anand Chandrasekaran, a neuroscientist. As a product leader working at the intersection of
socio-cultural and technological systems, she has been exploring how Artificial Intelligence can be
brought out of the Science and Tech labs of the world, applied meaningfully and made accessible to
billions of people across the globe. Prior to starting her own company, she led the Mobile Innovation
Portfolio as part of Intel Labs in California, driving research and development of AI & mobile products.