Telenav

Transforming life on the go for millions of people around the world.

We’re on a mission to make people's lives less stressful, more productive, and more fun.

We're hiring.

At the frontier of doing "on the go" better

At Telenav, we've always been about making people's lives less stressful, more productive, and more fun when they are on the go. We started on this mission in 1999 when we pioneered GPS navigation for mobile phones and changed how people get from point A to point B. Over the years, we have paved the way for a bigger end-to-end mobility transformation for all people on the go — starting with connected car solutions for drivers.

Our Products

We provide connected car and advertising solutions that are built on our powerful location platform.

Connected car solutions that help people before, during, and after every drive

Intelligent navigation & ADAS services

Our deep expertise in location-based services and driver, car, and road intelligence enables proactive, predictive, and personalized navigation and ADAS experiences. These experiences are powered by our comprehensive set of location services across the car, mobile, and cloud including global one-box search, real-time traffic, dynamic routing, fully interactive maps, and ADAS features.

Global platform that meets regional needs

Our robust location platform enables top global automotive companies to deliver experiences that help their drivers save time, stay safe, and reduce stress. These experiences are delivered through connected-embedded, embedded, and brought-in systems that are customized to meet the regional needs of drivers.

Crowd-sourced map-making

Telenav is proud to be part of the OpenStreetMap® (OSM) community. Our map-making tools enable the OSM community of more than 3 million contributors to make OSM a richer map for navigation, ADAS, and autonomous driving applications.

Location-based Marketing that Truly Connects with Mobile Consumers

Mobile Advertising

Thinknear by Telenav provides location-based mobile advertising solutions to Fortune 1000 brands and agencies. Location data is changing the way brands connect with consumers and Thinknear is delivering audiences and experiences that drive performance for today's leading marketers.

Platform Solutions

Thinknear's mobile ad technologies are also available to a network of media partners who seek better mobile connections with their local audiences. Our platform powers mobile advertising solutions for thousands of advertisers and provides traditional media companies with a mobile solution that is scalable and easily deployed.

Location Intelligence

Data is the currency of digital marketing and location data is the driving force of mobile. We leverage proprietary technologies to process, cleanse, and structure trillions of location-related data points to enable better insights, analytics and targeting tools for our clients. Location intelligence is helping brands better understand the consumer path to purchase and build experiences that more effectively engage with target audiences.

Our Partners

Helping millions of people on the go requires world-class partners.

Automotive

Advertisers

Our People

We are a global team made up of automotive, mobile, and cloud experts located in major innovation hotspots around the world. Every day, we drive our company forward by following our core values, which encompass having the right people, the right mindset, and excellence in execution. Our culture embraces diversity, hard work, new ideas, and collaboration. We take pride in being customer-obsessed, we strive to always challenge ourselves to do better, and we take time to celebrate our successes together. Come join us.

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      / In the news

      What’s news and newsworthy at Telenav

      There’s a lot happening.

      2017

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      “Nav system offers clean, clear map views and easy menu functions.” Dan Frio, Edmunds Read full article »

      Sept 21, 2017

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      “the navigation screen offered a crisp, easily readable image. Think Apple Maps but more refined.”
      “The navigation prompts were a bit of a wonder”
      Beverly Braga, New York Daily News Read full article »

      Sept 13, 2017

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      “CUE’s most noticeable graphic gains are to its navigation system, which adopts a map display that’s similar in style to Apple Maps. Clean and concise, the display benefits from a touchscreen that’s more forgiving to slightly mis-aimed touch inputs and responds more promptly than did its predecessor.” Greg Fink, Car and Driver Read full article »

      August 31, 2017

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      “As for infotainment tech, systems with either a seven- or eight-inch screen are available. The latter, which is unimaginatively called “GMC Infotainment System 8-Inch,” is standard in Denali models. Luckily for this automaker, a clunky name can’t sink a good product as this is one of the best infotainment systems available today. Fast and fluid, it responds instantly to finger inputs. The user interface is elegant and easy to use, plus it supports multitouch gestures, like pinch-to-zoom, so it’s incredibly intuitive.” Craig Cole, AutoGuide Read full article »

      June 20, 2017

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      “The new user interface is snappy and attractive, the navigation map takes almost no time to render, and a new user-based system allows for a massive amount of personalization, down to suggested navigation route” CNET Read full article »

      April 18, 2016

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      “Sync 3 gives me a reason to want to drive Ford cars again”
      “streamlined destination input”
      Wayne Cunningham, CNET Read full article »

      August 22, 2015

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      “helps you to get things done fast and your eyes back on the road” Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch Read full article »

      August 20, 2015

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      “shows the value in the "less is more" strategy of interface design…Nowhere is this philosophy more apparent than Sync 3's navigation.” Tom Mutchler, Consumer Reports Read full article »

      June 26, 2015

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      “The navigation feature that was the most impressive—and is most like the mobile experience found on phones and tablets—is destination entry.” Doug Newcomb, PC Mag Read full article »

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      / Management

      We’ve been leading the way for connected, location-based technologies since 1999.

      HP JIN

      Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

      HP co-founded Telenav in 1999 and has led the company to become a global leader in location-based services (LBS), automotive navigation and location-targeted mobile advertising. Telenav was the first company to launch GPS navigation services for mobile phones to the world, and today its product reaches more than 100 countries on mobile phones and within vehicles. Telenav was also the first LBS company in the USA to IPO when it began publicly trading on NASDAQ in May 2010. Telenav has subsidiaries in US, China, Europe and South America.

      Prior to starting Telenav, HP served as a Senior Strategy Consultant for the McKenna Group and a Business Strategy and Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. HP has also served as a Technical Director at LINCSS/Loral Space Communication.

      HP holds a Ph.D. in Guidance, Navigation and Control (Aeronautics and Astronautics department), a Ph.D. minor in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.

      MICHAEL STRAMBI

      Chief Financial Officer

      Michael Strambi was named Chief Financial Officer in June 2012. He was previously Telenav’s vice president of finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles for public and private companies. From 2002 to 2006, he was vice president, controller and treasurer of Macromedia, Inc. More recently, he served in senior financial roles for several private, venture-backed technology companies, including Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Metacafe, Inc., and MobiTV, Inc. He also served as vice president, finance for Blue Martini Software. Strambi began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young.

      Michael received an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California and a BS in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Sacramento.

      Y.C. CHAO

      Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer

      Y.C. Chao is a co-founder of Telenav and has extensive experience in navigation technology implementation as well as software and hardware development. His career includes a track record of success in wireless location technology, network-assisted navigation algorithm development, and the implementation of real-time embedded systems for navigation applications. Y.C. was a GPS software engineer at SnapTrack, where he worked on network-assisted GPS chipset performance, evaluation and software development. Prior to SnapTrack, Y.C. was a GPS receiver engineer for Trimble Navigation.

      Y.C. holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, a Master of Science from the University of Texas Aerospace Engineering Center for Space Research, and a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University.

      SAL DHANANI

      Co-Founder and Co-President, Automotive Business Unit

      Sal Dhanani is a co-founder of Telenav and brings years of experience in product marketing, product management, business strategy and operations within the telecom industry. Prior to Telenav, Sal worked with the McKenna Group, a leading strategy-consulting firm, where he developed market entry, product launch and expansion strategies for various start-ups, telecom companies and telecom infrastructure providers. Before joining the McKenna Group, Sal was responsible for product development and management at Schlumberger Ltd., Test and Transactions Group.

      Sal completed coursework through Stanford University's IEEM program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

      HASSAN WAHLA

      Co-President, Automotive Business Unit

      Hassan Wahla has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and wireless industries. Hassan joined Telenav in 2005 and leads the automotive business unit with Co-President Sal Dhanani. Prior to joining Telenav, he managed the GPS Tracking Product Portfolio at Nextel Communications. He also developed and implemented the Consumer LBS strategy for Nextel. Hassan has held several other senior management positions including vice president of business development at Wireless Multimedia Solutions, director of business development at MicroStrategy, Inc, and senior consultant at Maritime Power Corporation.

      Hassan holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech.

      PHILIPP KANDAL

      Senior Vice President, Engineering

      Philipp Kandal is Senior VP, Engineering for Telenav. He oversees product development, testing and project management across Silicon Valley, Europe and China. Philipp came to Telenav with the acquisition of skobbler. Before skobbler was acquired by Telenav in 2014, he was co-founder and CTO of skobbler, a pioneering company in OpenStreetMap based navigation solutions both for consumers and automotive clients. Before co-founding skobbler, he was at Navigon and acted as a consultant for the automotive navigation division of Siemens VDO (now Continental). Philipp learned software development in his early teens and started his first business at the age of 19.

      Philipp holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cologne.

      FIONA OW GIUFFRE

      Vice President, People

      Fiona Ow Giuffre joined Telenav as Vice President, People in 2017 with the responsibility for driving company growth and innovation through human resources and talent management strategy. Fiona is helping to accelerate Telenav’s transformation through talent development solutions, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility, and innovation. In her 20+ years as a talent and OD partner, Fiona has had extensive experience leading organizational transformations. Before joining Telenav, Fiona served as Vice President, People at San Jose Sharks organization and was responsible for people operations and talent management strategy. Her background and experience include leadership roles at Verisign, Netscreen Technologies, and Mitel Networks.

      Fiona holds a degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University.

      EVAN BERG

      Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

      Evan Berg leads Telenav's investigation and execution of strategic investments and acquisitions and is also responsible for licensing technology and content used in our products and services. He was previously Telenav’s Senior Director of Business Development and has over 13 years of experience in technology companies. Prior to joining Telenav, he held senior Business Development and Corporate Development positions at several public and private, venture-backed companies, including Avid, Visible Measures, Brightcove, Macromedia and Allaire. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston.

      Evan holds an MBA and J.D. from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

      BRENT FRASER

      Co-President & GM

      Brent is our Co-President and General Manager, responsible for bringing the power of Thinknear's location-based marketing platform to the world's largest brands. Brent oversees all revenue and operations functions at Thinknear. Prior to Thinknear, Brent served as VP of Global Sales at Clear Channel and Head of Sales, Americas for Nokia Location & Commerce. Brent started his career in mobile as the founding VP of Sales at IPSH! - one of the first mobile marketing firms in the U.S. (acquired by Omnicom). He then became an executive at video tech company Maven Networks (acquired by Yahoo!) and ran Global Sales at video network Metacafe (acquired by Collective Digital Studiors).

      Brent is based out of Thinknear's Silicon Valley office and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, three little kids, and 100lb dog.

      BRETT KOHN

      Co President & GM

      Brett is our Co-President and General Manager, responsible for setting the strategic vision and product roadmap for our location-based marketing platform. Brett oversees all product, marketing, and engineering functions at Thinknear. As a mobile and location evangelist, Brett works with the IAB, MMA, and other leading marketers to develop tools, research, and industry initiatives enabling marketers to more effectively engage with mobile consumers.Prior to Thinknear, Brett developed monetization strategy for Telenav and led growth strategy efforts as a management consultant for a number of Fortune 1000 brands including United Airlines and General Mills.

      Brett is based in Silicon Valley where he and his wife spend their time chasing two toddler daughters while negotiating for matching shoes.

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      Telenav Trademarks

      1. Always There Navigation™
      2. Chatbaka™
      3. Drive with Friends™
      4. Evie™
      5. GeoBehavioral™
      6. GeoCookie®
      7. …gets you and gets you there™
      8. Hop Over™
      9. LivingMap™
      10. Location Index™
      11. Location Score™
      12. MyTies™
      13. MyMilage™
      14. ONMYWAY®
      15. PickMeUp™
      16. RealReach™
      17. RoadAssist™
      18. Scout®
      19. Scout GPS Link™
      20. Sipity®
      21. Skobbler®
      22. Situational Targeting™
      23. Smart Planner™
      24. Telenav®
      25. Telenav Connected Service™
      26. Telenav GPS Navigator™
      27. Telenav Navigator™
      28. Telenav Scout™
      29. Telenav Shotgun™
      30. Thinknear®
      31. Thinknear GeoVideo™
      32. ThinkPolitical™
      33. TrueDelta™
      34. Whereboutz®
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      / Contact

      Telenav US – Headquarters

      4655 Great America Parkway, Suite 300
      Santa Clara, CA 95054
      408 245 3800 Phone
      408 245 0238 Fax

      Telenav US – Detroit

      100 Galleria Officentre, Suite 428
      Southfield, MI 48034

      Telenav US – Los Angeles

      10549 Jefferson Blvd.
      Culver City, CA 90232

      Telenav US – New York

      60 E 42nd Street, Suite 900
      New York, NY 10017

      Telenav China – Shanghai

      10F, V-CAPITAL NO. 333 XianXia Road
      Changning, Shanghai, China 200336
      +86 21 32522288 Phone
      +86 21 32522305 Fax

      Telenav China – Xi'an

      Building One, 16th Floor.
      Zhongjing Technology Square, No. 11,
      Tuanjie South Rd., High-tech Zone,
      Xi'an, China 710075
      +86 29 88310559 Phone
      +86 29 88315361 Fax

      Telenav Japan – Tokyo

      28th Floor, Taiyo Seimei Shinagawa Building,
      16-2, Konan 2-chome, Minato-ku
      Tokyo, Japan 108-0075

      Telenav Europe – Berlin

      Fasanenstr. 81
      10623 Berlin Germany

      Telenav Europe – Cluj-Napoca

      Bd. 21 Decembrie 1989, No. 77
      Building E, Ground Floor
      400124 Cluj-Napoca, Romania