Mad Street Den is a technology company that develops products in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. We founded the company on the idea that we could address many technological needs facing us today by leveraging certain properties of human and animal intelligence. When we started thinking in earnest about forming a company around 2010, we collectively had 35 years of academic research in experimental and computational neuroscience and neuromorphic circuit engineering. We thought that deriving principles from brain to solve real-world problems was a really exciting and relatively unique prospect. Who knew that in just a couple of years there would be such an explosion of interest and progress in AI and neural networks in the tech industry?