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Yashih Wu
Yashih Wu Director of Commercialization, Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems

Yashih Wu is the Director of Commercialization for Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems. She is also an advisor to several startups. Previously, Yashih served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Flatiron School, the higher education arm of WeWork, where she led an innovation incubation team designed to help Flatiron School research, design, develop and test new business models and partnerships to expand Flatiron beyond its core business and into the future.

Yashih Wu is the Director of Commercialization for Sidewalk Labs Urban Systems. She is also an advisor to several startups. Previously, Yashih served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Flatiron School, the higher education arm of WeWork, where she led an innovation incubation team designed to help Flatiron School research, design, develop and test new business models and partnerships to expand Flatiron beyond its core business and into the future.

Prior to Flatiron School she was a global executive at IBM, where she led everything from strategy, business development, offering management, venture capital, partnerships, and more to help bring exponential technologies like Watson’s Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and IoT to the world. She has also spent time on both Wall Street (finance) and Madison Avenue (marketing), in the public and private sectors, in the U.S. and in China.

Originally hailing from California, Yashih earned her BA in Economics and Finance from Princeton University, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She now lives in New York with her husband, daughter and son.