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ThoughtSpot seeks to make BI as simple as search

As the president of Nutanix, Sudheesh Nair resided in the upper echelons of a company that was smart, disruptive and had made a smooth transition to the public markets. It sounds like he had a pretty cosy gig… and it turns out that that was the problem.

Nair says that toward the end of his time at the Silicon Valley enterprise cloud company he could anticipate just about every question he would be asked.

"I was getting very comfortable and I don't like being too comfortable. You have to be out of the box."

That feeling of being overly comfortable was no indictment of his former employer; it was just that he wanted to feel that thrum of hyper-growth again in another segment with a similar scale of opportunity.

"At Nutanix, we built from zero to $10bn [market cap] because we were always experimenting and never knowing what we were doing. [I wanted to find] a [new] market that connects with customers."

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