Meet our founders
Dr. Prasad Akella
Dr. Prasad Akella transformed manufacturing in the 1990s as leader of the General Motors team behind the world’s first collaborative robots (“cobots”), projected to be a $12 billion market by 2025. With cobots, Akella advanced robotics to safely amplify workers’ physical capabilities. With Drishti, Akella returns to the factory to again enhance workers’ value and capabilities – this time, with computer vision and artificial intelligence in manufacturing systems.
Dr. Krishnendu Chaudhury
Dr. Krishnendu Chaudhury is one of the world’s foremost computer vision and deep learning experts. Over his 20+ year career, he’s been directly responsible for some of the most groundbreaking technical innovations in the history of Google, Flipkart and Adobe. Today, he’s charting a technical vision for digitizing human actions in real time: a challenge that’s pushing the boundaries of computer vision and deep learning even further.
Dr. Ashish Gupta
Dr. Ashish Gupta seeks unexplored problem spaces to grow large companies from seed. His career spans “firsts” that include unstructured data aggregation (Junglee, acquired by Amazon), BPOs (Daksh, acquired by IBM), online travel in India (MMYT), and an Indian venture fund (Helion). At Drishti (the first AI company to empower factory workers instead of displacing them), he is a part-time co-founder and active board member who is guiding the team on a journey he’s traveled before.