Chandra Tekwani

Chandra Tekwani

Computer Scientist turned entrepreneur and product executive in mobile networking and security technologies focused on making healthcare - Mobile, Efficient & Coordinated.

San Jose, California, United States
Member since December 15, 2014
Highly driven and passionate software engineer with accomplishments in entrepreneurial settings and corporate culture educated in 3 continents, worked in 3 continents and visited 29 countries for business as VP and head of WW mobile carrier business at Juniper Networks. Quote_down
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Investor interests

Chandra is an investor but hasn't provided additional information.


I am a(n):

Entrepreneur, Executive, Computer Scientist, Product Consultant

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Core Mobile, Inc., Secure Mobile, Inc.
Companies I work or worked for:
Netscreen Technologies, Juniper Networks, Netscreen Technologies, Juniper Networks, Citrix Systems, Performance Telecom, AT&T Bell Labs, General Instrument, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Started mobile security business at Netscreen and took it from 0 to $30M in 3 years. Subsequently exited via acquisition by Juniper for $2.54Billion and became head of WW mobile carrier business and took it from $50M to $100M in 3 years.

Pioneered the concept of anti-virus on a home gateway along with firewall+vpn device at Netscreen and established two-way cross licensing agreement between Netscreen and TrendMicro.

Lead systems integrator for industry's first 2-way cable modem at General Instrument / Motorola Surfboard in 1995-1996.

Numerous awards as most promising startup won at VCtaskforce, DEMO conference and others.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

Son's experience at hospital and 2 successful startups behind me prompted me to try and make healthcare, mobile, efficient & coordinated

My favorite startups:

Netscreen Technologies, Citrix Systems,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

There is nothing frustrating but is a rather humbling experience to be an entrepreneur.
It is very satisfying to build something to make a difference in the world like what we do at Core Mobile is to improve patient and patient family satisfaction while improving efficiency for hospitals and healthcare providers; in addition reduce readmissions and trivial visits by remote monitoring of patients for adherence to medication regimen and discharge instruction compliance.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Most entrepreneurs chase money, that is wrong.
My approach is to have a mission and then work hard to excel at your mission and them, money will follow the entrepreneur.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Be humble, work hard, be persistent.

What keeps you going against all odds?

The mission to make a difference in the world of healthcare for patient experience, outcomes and improve efficiency as I saw from my own son's experience with multiple surgeries when he was 6 months old and then 4 years old. He is 14 now and healthy and straight A student. My start-up experience and persistence sets an example for him to not give up when you are on the right track.

Full bio

Founded start-up from consulting services at inception to revenue generation to make Healthcare - Mobile, Efficient & Coordinated. 

Provide mobile software solutions, systems integration, mobile strategy and healthcare efficiency solutions leveraging mobile & location technologies and predictive analytics.

Core Mobile platform provides specialized workflows for Perioperative Services, Home Care Coordination, outpatient services and emergency room services. Core Mobile combines mobile, big data and predictive analytics to make healthcare workflows, Mobile, Efficient & Coordinated.

The RoI is easily quantifiable in Perioperative Services where CoreySurg reduces OR turnover times between 5 and 15 minutes per patient resulting in operational savings of $1M to $10M per year, in addition to improving patient experience and patient throughput OR utilization between 15% and 30%. 
The RoI in and post acute care is quantified by reductions in readmissions between 10% and 30%.

Core Mobile was started with seed funding from Citrix and subsequent funding from Harvard Business School Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Venture-med and Lone Star angels. SAP provides Go To Market channel for Core Mobile on revenue sharing basis for accelerating sales of SAP HANA. Dell Healthcare is additional partnership slated for launch in Jan 2015.

Target Users of Core Mobile Technology - Healthcare - Surgical Services in Hospitals, Cardiologists in Outpatient Care, Urgent Care and Emergency Departments, Thoracic surgeonsHigh Tech - Executives, Field SalesGovernment - Emergency Response & Coast Guard