Sequoia backs artifical intelligence startup Mad Street Den

Mad Street Den, an India-U.S. startup focused on artificial intelligence that was started by ex-Silicon Valley founders, has pulled in an undisclosed Series A round of funding from Sequoia.The two-and-a-half-year-old company is registered in the U.S. but principally located in Chennai, India, with offices in London and San Francisco. Mad Street Den was founded by husband and wife duo Anand Chandrasekaran and Ashwani Asokan who spent more than 25 years combined working in the U.S. — he is a neuroscientist who graduated Stanford, while she spent most of her career Stateside with Intel Labs. We wrote about Mad Street Den when it picked up a $1.5 million seed round in January 2015. Asokan told TechCrunch in an interview that raising from Sequoia is a major validation of the business — albeit that the size of…


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