IIT Kanpur Honors ThoughtSpot Co-founder & Executive Chairman Ajeet Singh with Distinguished Alumnus Award of 2019

Distinction given based on exceptional contribution to business and entrepreneurship

SUNNYVALE, California -- October 4, 2019 -- Ajeet Singh, the co-founder and executive chairman of the world’s leading search and AI-driven analytics company ThoughtSpot, today was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award of 2019 by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur for his work as an entrepreneur and business leader. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor given by the Institute to alumni in recognition of their achievements, exceptional merit, and excellence in their field. 

“I’m incredibly humbled to be recognized with this prestigious award from IIT Kanpur. The time I spent at IIT Kanpur not only armed me with the knowledge and technical skills to succeed in the real world, but also taught me the power of grit and drive in achieving your goals,” said Ajeet Singh. “What’s more, I became friends with some of the brightest, most innovative people in the world at IIT. That network has been an integral piece in building to where I am today.”

Ajeet has been an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for a decade, building two unicorn companies that have made a significant impact in the global technology market. He co-founded ThoughtSpot with a vision of building a more fact-driven world by empowering every person to analyze data. Under his leadership, ThoughtSpot has grown to nearly $2B in valuation with more than 500 employees in offices around the world, while being recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Analytics & BI Platforms, one of the 100 most important cloud companies in the world by Forbes Magazine, and a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Before ThoughtSpot, Ajeet co-founded Nutanix and served as its chief products officer. Nutanix created the massive hyper-converged infrastructure market for enterprise cloud computing and went on to become the largest technology IPO of 2016. The company is currently valued at $5B. Earlier in his career, Ajeet led product management teams at Aster Data, a startup in the early days of Big Data, and also held product roles at Honeywell and Oracle. 

About ThoughtSpot

The world’s most innovative enterprises use ThoughtSpot to empower every person in their organization, from C-suite executive to front-line employee, with the ability to quickly uncover data-driven insights. With ThoughtSpot, business people can type a simple Google-like search to instantly analyze billions of rows of data, and leverage artificial intelligence to get trusted, relevant insights pushed to them as answers to thousands of questions they might not have thought to ask. ThoughtSpot is simple enough for any business person to use, yet powerful enough to handle even the largest, most complex enterprise data without sacrificing speed, security, or governance. That’s why customers like Walmart, 7-11, BT, Celebrity Cruises, Daimler, De Beers, Hulu, Miami Children’s Health System, Nationwide Building Society, and Scotiabank have turned to ThoughtSpot to transform their decision-making cultures. By making insights a part of every conversation and every decision, ThoughtSpot is reimagining the role of data in creating a more fact-driven world. For more information, please visit www.thoughtspot.com


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