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Sonatus, Inc. Appoints Mahesh Karanth as Chief Financial Officer

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 1, 2024—Sonatus, Inc., a leader in automotive software and solutions, today announced the appointment of Mahesh Karanth as Chief Financial Officer. 

Mahesh Karanth is a seasoned financial executive with over three decades of experience in growth-oriented technology companies. His extensive background includes financial leadership, strategic transactions, and successful fundraising initiatives. Mahesh has a proven track record of driving companies to achieve their financial and strategic goals.

Mahesh’s career highlights include:

  • Serving as CFO for Telsima, InvenSense (NYSE: INVN), and Enlighted Inc.
  • Leading Rockley Photonics to a public listing via SPAC in 2021.
  • A nine-year tenure at Compaq/Hewlett Packard, managing major M&A transactions and international operations.

Mahesh began his career at Ernst & Young, where he advanced to Partner. He holds qualifications as a CPA (Texas), Chartered Accountant, and Company Secretary.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mahesh Karanth to the Sonatus leadership team,” said Jeff Chou, CEO and co-founder of Sonatus, Inc. “His extensive experience, strategic vision, and proven track record in financial leadership will be invaluable in driving Sonatus’ innovation and growth.”

“I’m delighted to be joining the very talented team at Sonatus at an exciting time for the company, and the automotive industry at large,” said Mahesh Karanth. “Software innovation is accelerating and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues as Sontaus reinforces its position at the forefront of this shift.” 

About Sonatus

Sonatus is accelerating vehicle software innovation and the transition towards software-defined vehicles. The diverse products comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform serve as the key building blocks that allow automotive companies and their ecosystem to fast forward to the future of mobility and deliver continuous improvements in costs, capabilities, reliability, and user experience over the vehicle lifespan. Sonatus’ award-winning software platform is in mass production in over 1 million vehicles from Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis today and will grow to millions of cars by 2024. The company has raised more than $110 million USD with world-class automotive, technology, and venture investors including Foxconn, Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, LG Electronics, Marvell, NEC and Translink Orchestrating Future Fund, SAIC Capital, Translink Capital, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang. Sonatus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA (Silicon Valley), with offices in Bangalore, Dublin, Detroit, Kraków, Paris, Pune, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information visit

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