About Tellus

Tellus’ founders, Tania and Kevin, prototyping a device

How it started

Tania and Kevin founded Tellus in 2017 with a mission to bring better technology to eldercare. They are inspired by their personal experiences as two technologically oriented people who couldn’t find the right products or services to help take care of their aging grandparents.

They started Tellus to bring thoughtful products that focus on actionable data, privacy and dignity to this complex problem of aging. They strongly believe in Tellus as an important piece of remote patient monitoring, which is critical in addressing growing caregiver labor shortages and costs of care.

Our vision

At Tellus, our vision is to radically improve eldercare with cutting-edge technology. We’ve built an AI-enabled device that is non-contact (no wearables or cameras) and smart. We deliver insights and alerts on critical health information and events like changes in vital signs or activity.

We are alumni of Google, Apple, and Stanford University, with master’s degrees in business & engineering and backed by investors Phil Libin / All Turtles, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Energy & Environment Investment, Digital Garage, Miyako Capital, and DG Daiwa Ventures.

Caregiver caring for an elder in the park
Headshot photo of Tania A. Coke
Tania A. Coke

CEO, Co-Founder

Prior to founding Tellus, Tania worked at Google and Capital IQ in product and strategy roles. She has also held research positions at Harvard Medical School and MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research. She graduated from Stanford with her masters in Engineering where she was a DFJ Entrepreneurial Fellow. She is a Boston native who loves New York and is currently working on her daruma doll collection.

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Kevin Hsu

CTO, Co-Founder

Prior to founding Tellus, Kevin worked at the Stanford Integrated Biomedical Systems Lab where he made circuit boards for pacemakers, neurostimulators, and other sensing devices. He has also designed medical device prototypes and products for large companies like St. Jude Medical and startups. His early work experience includes hardware engineering roles at Texas Instruments and Apple. He graduated with a bachelor's and master's in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He is a fan of the manga One Punch Man.

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Krishan Caldwell

General Manager of Japan

Originally hailing from Australia, Krishan has worked in a variety of engineering, product and leadership roles in Australia and Japan. Prior to joining Tellus, Krishan cofounded a Construction Tech startup and turned it into a multi-million dollar business serving customers around the globe. He graduated from the Australian National University with an honors degree in Systems Engineering. He loves soccer, photography and burgers.

Company overview

Company Tellus You Care, Inc
Founded July 2017
Headquarters 548 Market St., PMB 56510 San Francisco, California 94104-5401 US
Overseas offices Japan Office
Umezaki Building 3F, 4 Chome-4-4 Hatchobori, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0032
Advisors Phil Libin: CEO, All Turtles & Mmhmm
Ken Inoue: General Manager (Japan/APAC) of All Turtles and mmhmm
Minoru Ochiai: Certified Nurse / Representative Director, K.K. i & i / Director, WyL Inc.
Ken Smith: Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Amy Yotopolous: President and CEO, Avenidas

Backed By The Best

DG Daiwa Ventures
NTT Docomo
Digital Garage
Energy Environment Investment
Miyako Capital

Caregivers are heroes

At Tellus we believe caregivers are a heroes,
and our goal is to improve your day-to-day and empower you to be your best.

Are you interested in becoming part of our caregiver community or bringing Tellus to your facility?

Contact us to learn more about the product, discuss your facility goals with our product expert, or receive pricing details based on your needs.