Co-Founder and CEO, AgiVox
Dr. Radhika Thekkath has always followed her passion. She started working towards her PhD in computer science at the age of thirty and has been a prolific inventor ever since and holds forty-three US patents. She is the co-founder and CEO of AgiVox, a startup funded by the National Science Foundation, whose goal is to bring “eyes-free” and “hands-free” access to topical information from the internet, serving anyone who cannot read from a screen, including someone who is visually impaired, sick, or driving a car.
Radhika was a research associate at Stanford University and then worked at Equator Technologies, a multi-media processor start-up. Next, Radhika became the director of architecture at MIPS Technologies Inc., where she managed innovation in the MIPS architecture. She ended up hiring the world-class architecture team at MIPS, before moving on to becoming a key member of the strategic planning team. As director of strategy and business development, Radhika coordinated strategies across both of MIPS’s business units and closely monitored mergers and acquisitions.