Delivering delightful driving experiences for our digital life.
on a mission
We believe automakers can deliver more value to customers than simply making their cars connected. For us, the goal of a truly connected car is to help users discover the world around them and have fun while doing it. We move with them. That’s how we’re different.
We designed a platform and a portfolio of products and services allowing you to combine your innovative in-car features with a connected experience that delivers something unique: a personalized digital experience.
Our platform combines the user context, such as where they are, where they may be headed, when, what’s happening around them, with their past behavior to predictively serve content they’ll need. Along the way, they can enjoy entertainment and all the typical online services they’re used to accessing from any mobile device.
We use our expertise in in-car software development and UX design, coupled with our ability to tap into the power of cloud services and intelligence, to make owning and driving a car fun, safe and convenient for your customers. We want to help you build relationships that last beyond just making the sale.
Telenav has been at the forefront of delivering navigation and location-based services since 1999. We were the first to introduce them for mobile devices over twenty years ago and we’ve brought that same pioneering spirit to connected car solutions.
We push ourselves every day to discover ways to help your customers integrate their digital lives with their vehicles and to make that experience personal, innovative, and safe. Our goal is to increase their trust in you and deepen their relationship with your brand.
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Over 20 million vehicles on the road today use our connected services. We serve the world. Our solution has been engineered for use in 120+ countries. Our cloud network spans six data centers across theUS, Europe, and China.
We see ourselves as an extension of your team, which means we think from your perspective and do what’s best for your business – helping you get to market faster, with efficiency and new sources of revenue to make your connected car business profitable.
All the while, we obsess over how we can make users’ lives easier by solving the problems they have when driving. We’re constantly learning what end users do before, during and after using their cars, and share those insights with you to together serve them better.
Telenav’s OEM partners have been awarded J.D. Power awards in customer satisfaction for navigation usability four years in a row – 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2020, Telenav was awarded the number one spot for navigation in the small and compact premium vehicle category. We’re proud to say our partners won the top three spots for user experience and quality in three vehicle categories.
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.
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.
Adeel Manzoor was named the company’s Chief Financial Officer on July 1, 2019. He came to Telenav after serving as Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Storage & Big Data; Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Mission Critical Systems & High Performance Compute, and Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Converged Infrastructure for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). These multiple CFO positions, where his key responsibilities included full P&L management, short-term forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning, Go-to-Market, OPEX management, R&D portfolio planning, prepared him for his position at Telenav, as the company delivers its next generation of enabled software and services for automobile manufacturers.
Adeel holds two master’s degrees: an MBA in International Business from ESCP-EAP Oxford/Asian Institute of Technology and a MS in Accounting and Finance from New Mexico State University.
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.
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.
Steve Debenham joined us as Vice President and General Counsel in August 2019. Prior to joining Telenav, Steve was Vice President and General Counsel with Aerohive Networks, helping lead the company from IPO to its sale to Extreme Networks. Previously, Steve served in senior leadership roles at various other technology companies, including: Vice President for Corporate Development and General Counsel for Silicor Materials; Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Asyst Technologies; and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Harris myCFO Inc. Steve Debenham began his legal career with the law firm of Jackson Tufts Cole & Black, LLP, where he was a partner practicing intellectual property litigation.
Steve holds an A.B. in History from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.