Praveen Shah is the Founder & CEO of Mobity LLC, a Silicon Valley boutique specializing in business incubation, management consulting, technology integration, and operations improvement. Since 2002, Mobity has served large and small-midsize companies in the Healthcare, Software, Services, and Technology verticals as a trusted strategic advisor to their senior executives.
In addition, Praveen is also the Chairman of AppMedicine Inc., a telehealth and patient engagement platform; Secretary of Bay Area Mentors, a youth mentoring nonprofit; and volunteer at TiE Silicon Valley, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship globally. Recently, Praveen was the turnaround CEO (2013-14) of Docsvox (acquired by AppMedicine) and cofounder CEO (2012-13) of FollowThatPatient (acquired by Alphaeon). Before Mobity, Praveen helped build a $50+ million revenue SI / cloud services firm Quovera, and a Big-4 (KPMG) Supply Chain / E-Commerce practice.
For 20+ years, Praveen has juggled his time on his three passions
- ~40%, partnering with investors and entrepreneurs to build and grow new ventures (10+ concept to revenue incubations, raised $30+ million venture capital, multiple acquisition exits, filed S-1, prepared for IPO, and conducted M&A due diligence);
- ~40%, advising Fortune 500 and SMB CxO’s on strategy, innovation, and business optimization (sold and delivered 100+ full-service engagements for 75+ clients across a broad range of industries); and
- ~20%, volunteering (mentoring entrepreneurs, fostering innovation, pro-bono consulting, and youth mentoring).
Some of Praveen’s delighted customers include Apple, Best Buy, Cisco, Commonwealth of PA, CSR (Qualcomm), Deutsche Telekom, Exide, Frito Lay, Fujitsu, HP, Iacocca Institute, IBM, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberley Clark, Kraft Foods, LG, Mack Truck (Volvo), McDermott, Nortel, NXP Semi, On Semiconductor, Oracle, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Sutter Health), Philips Consumer Electronics, Smurfit-Stone, ST Micro, Toyota, Trimble, US Dept. of Defense, and US Navy as well as tens of startups and SMB’s.
Praveen holds M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University (PA, USA) and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune (India). He is an avid reader, and lives in Mountain View, CA with his wife and son.
"Mobity makes you think deeply about strategy. Immense help in biz-plan. Excellent market knowledge. Tremendous value, both for large companies and for startups."
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