Medriva by Gurbaksh Chahal
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Author
Medriva by Gurbaksh Chahal
Launched in 2021, Medriva is Gurbaksh Chahal’s most recent start-up. The four-time successful entrepreneur is CEO and Chair of this fast-growing medical device and equipment manufacturing company.
Using ProcureNet’s advanced end-to-end manufacturing platform and technology, Chahal set out to create a solution for making health more accessible to people around the world. Medriva is able to manufacture and distribute In Vitro Diagnostics, including COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits, and Injections and Infusions at rapid speed and scale, helping millions of people to gain access to the healthcare they need.
He has always focussed heavily on how to get the best out of the latest advancements in technology to provide useful solutions that truly make a positive impact and improve lives. This is a key driving force behind the companies that he has set up and continues to grow.
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The first step into entrepreneurship
The Story of How Medriva Came to Be
A lot has happened in the lead-up to launching Medriva. In fact, Gurbaksh Chahal’s entrepreneurial story began back in 1999, when he was just 16 years old.
From a young age, he dreamt of pursuing a career in the dot-com boom. In 1999, using the money from his second-hand printer selling high school side hustle, he dropped out of school to set up ClickAgents. Within 18 months, the one-of-its-kind ad network, that focused on performance-based advertising, was flourishing and began to capture the interest of investors. ValueClick, a NASDAQ company, bought ClickAgents from Chahal for an impressive $40 million.
A school dropout
This Really Was The Start of Something Special and a Glimmer of What Was to Come.
Four years later, Chahal founded his second company, BlueLithium. The company focused on data, optimization, and analytics and became a pioneer in behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three years in a row by AlwaysOn.
In 2006 BlueLithium went on to receive the highest honor as the Top Innovator of the Year – previous winners in this category included Google, Skype, and Salesforce.com.
On September 4th, 2007, Yahoo! announced it had acquired BlueLithium for $300 million in cash.
By 2009, Chahal went on to create his third company, RadiumOne, which quickly grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data from around the Web. RadiumOne was acquired in 2017 by RhythmOne, a public company on the London Stock Exchange.
Continuing The Dream
Chahal founded RedLotus in 2019, a company that helps brands and enterprises automate their operations by utilizing Chahal’s new patented rapid pattern recognition technology.
Just a year later, ProcureNet was born. Chahal is the founder, Chairman and CEO of this fast-growing unicorn company. The platform was curated out of a need to shape up the way manufacturing and technology work together, to create a more efficient process that worked to greatly benefit buyers, end users, and manufacturing communities.
ProcureNet enables government authorities, international organizations and large businesses to connect to an advanced, pre-approved manufacturing network capable of producing highly sought-after commodities at rapid speed and scale. Because of this, ProcureNet has had a crucial part to play in providing humanitarian aid to support COVID-19 and Ukrainian disaster relief efforts.
Through ProcureNet, Chahal and the team have set up the Humanitarian Support Resource Center, which connects with NGOs and government agencies to manufacture and distribute life-saving supplies across the world.
The ProcureNet’s platform has directly enabled Medriva to manufacture over 1 billion AD syringes needed to make up for the 2.2 billion global syringe shortage.
The Chahal Foundation
Positively impact lives
Founder of The Chahal Foundation
Gurbaksh Chahal is also the founder of The Chahal Foundation, a non-profit organization on a mission to positively impact lives across the world. He launched after being deeply moved by the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting in 2012.
His mission was to put a stop to hate crimes and racial violence by influencing widespread positive change. He and the team set up the #BeProud campaign, which shared a message to build hope, celebrate diversity, and set an example for the next generation. This was the first of many campaigns run by Chahal and his team at the Foundation.
Over the past 10 years
Positively Impacted The Lives of Thousands
Over the past 10 years, The Chahal Foundation has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people around the world, by raising awareness, providing funding, and inspiring people to live with limitless dreams and possibilities.
Chahal has set up several school funds to improve education and child welfare, helped youngsters to attend higher education through scholarships, and provided humanitarian aid for disaster relief efforts.
Major driving force
Doing Good, Creating Positive Change, And Giving Back
Doing good, creating positive change, and giving back continue to be the major driving force for Gurbaksh and the Foundation.
“I’ve always wanted to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people in different ways. People across the globe. Maybe you think that’s a grandiose statement. But, again, I’ve always believed in thinking big and acting big. It’s the only way to go. It’s the only way I know how to conduct myself.”Gurbaksh Chahal
Awards and Achievements
Throughout his career, Gurbaksh has achieved a lot and his commitment, ambition and unique skills haven’t gone unrecognized. He’s won numerous awards, including ‘Top Innovator of the Year’ award in 2006, Best Young Tech Entrepreneur by the Business Week in 2010, and in 2019, Chahal was awarded for his renowned achievements as a global entrepreneur by the DGSMC with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
In 2008, he was invited to an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has also been featured in various global publications. Chahal is also the proud owner of 12 patents, which were awarded to him by the USPTO, for developing the underlying ShareGraph™ technology, as well as being awarded 1 patent for NeuralBank™ technology
Medriva is built on protection. We strive to achieve patient health. And we’ll get there using innovation, product development, and the most advanced R&D team.