Chirinjeev Kathuria

Summary

Chirinjeev Kathuria
Born
Alma materBrown University
Stanford University
Known forFirst Indian American to run for the US Senate,[1] Co-founder of PlanetSpace and New Generation Power International, co-founder and co-chairman of UpHealth Inc., executive chairman and co-founder of Ocean Biomedical Inc.

Chirinjeev Kathuria is an Indian-American[2][3][4] investor, physician, businessperson, and philanthropist.[5][6] Kathuria is the co-founder and co-chairman of UpHealth Inc. which went public on the NYSE (NYSE:UPH) [7][8] and the executive chairman and co-founder of Ocean Biomedical Inc.,[9][10] a biotech company that partners with leading scientists and research institutions to accelerate the translation of new discoveries into breakthrough medicines.[11] He is also the co-founder and chairman of New Generation Power International, and co-founder of PlanetSpace.[12][13][14][15][16] Additionally, Kathuria is the co-founder and Chairman of the Airo Group. The AIRO Group brings together technologies and services in urban air mobility, commercial and military aviation, and avionics.[17][18][19][20][21][22]

In 2004, Kathuria also ran against Barack Obama in the US Senate elections in Illinois.

Early life

Chirinjeev Kathuria was born in New Delhi, India and came with his parents to Chicago, Illinois at the age of eight months.[23] He received a Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Medicine from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.[5][24][14]

Career

In 2004, Kathuria ran for U.S. Senate in Illinois, becoming the first Indian-American and first person of the Sikh religion running for federal office in US history.[a][25] in a race that included eventual winner, Barack Obama.[14] Kathuria co-founded American Teleradiology NightHawks Inc., which was acquired in 2005 by NightHawk Radiology Holdings Inc.; the combined company went public on NASDAQ in 2006. In 2010 he co-founded New Generation Power International. Kathuria has also been involved in space exploration,[26][14] and was the Founding Director of Mircorp,[14] the first commercial company to privately launch and fund manned space programs.[26][27][28][29] Kathuria also invested in Russia's Mir space station in its final days.[30][14] In 2005, Chirinjeev Kathuria co-founded PlanetSpace, a privately funded Chicago-based rocket and space travel project,[31] which bid for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Alliant Techsystems.[32][33] Kathuria co-founded Ocean Biomedical and serves as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.[9] Ocean Biomedical is currently pursuing programs in oncology, fibrosis, infectious disease, and inflammation.[11]

He is also the co-founder and co-chairman of UpHealth Inc. which went public on the NYSE (NYSE:UPH). [10][8]

References

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  6. ^ "The University of the Virgin Islands Announces $30 Million Gift for the Development of a Medical School". www.uvi.edu.
  7. ^ SEC. "UpHealth IPO Investment Prospectus S-1." SEC.report. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  8. ^ a b "Cloudbreak's Jamey Edwards Gives an Inside Look at SPAC Process | Los Angeles Business Journal". labusinessjournal.com. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  9. ^ a b "A Stanford lab's drug could be Covid's worst enemy and key to this company's IPO". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  10. ^ a b "A Stanford lab's drug could be Covid's worst enemy and key to this company's IPO". www.bizjournals.com. 2021-06-10. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  11. ^ a b SEC. "Ocean Biomedical, Inc. IPO Investment Prospectus S-1". SEC.report. Retrieved 2021-07-13.
  12. ^ "New Generation Power LLC: Company Profile". Bloomberg.
  13. ^ Cole, Nicolas (9 June 2017). "Three Companies You've Never Heard Of That Will Truly Change The World". Huffington Post.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "These 3 Power Brokers Will Transform the Future of Energy (1 of Them Is Elon Musk)". Inc. Magazine.
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  17. ^ "Jaunt Air Mobility To Join AIRO Group". AVweb. 2021-10-13. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  18. ^ "StackPath". StackPath. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
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  20. ^ "CAPA". News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
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  22. ^ Alcock, Charles (2021-10-11). "Jaunt To Merge with Airo and Go Public with Wall Street Listing". FutureFlight. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  23. ^ "Chirinjeev Kathuria: "If You Fail, Learn From It"". The Sikh Times.
  24. ^ "Vote for a turban and a beard". The Economist. 24 July 2003.
  25. ^ "Interview With Chirinjeev Kathuria". www.cnn.com. CNN.
  26. ^ a b "Millionaire Hopes to Be First Tourist In Space". The New York Times. 20 June 2000.
  27. ^ "Sikh bids for US history". BBC. 25 August 2003.
  28. ^ Boudette, Neal E. (16 June 2000). "Space Buffs Attempt to Make Their Mir Tourist Venture Fly". Wall Street Journal – via www.wsj.com.
  29. ^ Boudette, Neal E. (12 October 2000). "MirCorp Announces IPO Plans As Interest in Outer Space Soars". Wall Street Journal – via www.wsj.com.
  30. ^ "Space partners plan flights in 2007". NBC News. 17 May 2005.
  31. ^ "Canadian space flight dreams live on". CBC.
  32. ^ "Competition Heats Up for Space Station Cargo Contract". Space.com.
  33. ^ "Boeing Joins PlanetSpace Space Station Resupply Bid Team". Space News. 28 October 2008.

Notes

  1. ^ The first Sikh US congressman was Dulip Singh Saund, He was elected to US Congress in 1952 from Riverside County California.