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ThoughtSpot, Inc. is a technology company that produces business-intelligence analytics search software. The company is based in Sunnyvale, California with additional offices in London,[3] Bangalore, India, Seattle and Tokyo.[4]

ThoughtSpot was founded in 2012, and as of May 2019, had raised over $550 million in funding[5] and putting the company into unicorn territory with a valuation close to $2 billion.[6] ThoughtSpot’s clients include the companies Walmart, Apple, BT, Bed Bath & Beyond and Hightail.[7][8]


ThoughtSpot was founded in 2012 by a team of engineers who previously worked for Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other Silicon Valley companies. The CEO and Co-founder, Ajeet Singh, previously co-founded the company Nutanix.[9] In late 2012, ThoughtSpot raised $10.7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.[10] In 2014, the company raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures.[2]

In January 2016, the company opened an office in London in an effort to expand to the European market.[3] In February 2016, ThoughtSpot announced that it had increased its revenue by 810 percent over the previous year.[1] In May 2016, ThoughtSpot raised $50 million in Series C funding led by General Catalyst Partners.[8][11] In October 2016, the company expanded its series C funding with an investment from Hewlett Packard Pathfinder. As part of the investment, ThoughtSpot will enter the Pathfinder program and begin selling its software on Hewlett-Packard Enterprise infrastructure.[12][13]

In May 2018, the company raised $145 million in Series D funding from Sapphire Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst and others to expand its AI based analytics platform. The company is now valued over $1 billion.[14]

In March 2019, ThoughtSpot relocated their headquarters from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale.[15]


ThoughtSpot allows for non-technical individuals to conduct a self-service data analysis search.[16]


In 2016, ThoughtSpot was named a “Cool Vendor in Analytics” by Gartner.[17] In 2017, the company announced that it was included on Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report.[18] Later, Gartner included Thoughtspot in the leaders quadrant for Analytics and BI platforms for the years 2019 and 2020. ThoughtSpot was included in Red Herring’s Top 100 North American Companies list.[19]


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  6. ^Vanian, Jonathan (2018-05-08). “Exclusive: ThoughtSpot Gets Huge Funding to Expand its Google-Like Search For Corporate Data”. Fortune. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^Hebbar, Prajakta. “ThoughtSpot Raises $248 Million, Plans To Utilise It To Develop AI-Driven Analytics”. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  8. ^ Jump up to:ab Shieber, Jonatha (May 19, 2016). “Investors Serve Up $50 Million for ThoughtSpot’s Search Engine for Enterprise Data”. TechCrunch. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  9. ^Gage, Deborah (February 5, 2014). “Former Googlers Create ThoughtSpot for Google-Like Enterprise Search”. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  10. ^Harris, Derrick (February 5, 2014). “Nutanix Co-Founder Launches ThoughtSpot, an Appliance for Analytics”. Gigaom. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  11. ^Clancy, Heather (May 19, 2016). “Can This Startup Become the Corporate Version of Google?”. Fortune. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  12. ^“ThoughtSpot Expands Series C Funding With Hewlett Packard Pathfinder”. Finsmes. October 17, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  13. ^“ThoughtSpot Receives Series C Financing Round”. Xconomy. October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  14. ^Swartz, Jon. “ThoughtSpot: A Unicorn With $145 Million in Funding”. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  15. ^Schubarth, Cromwell (March 13, 2019). “Fast-growing Palo Alto unicorn moves HQ to Sunnyvale”. Biz Journals. Biz Journals. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  16. ^Novet, Jordan (June 18, 2014). “ThoughtSpot’s Google-Style Search For Business Intelligence Finds $30M”. VentureBeat. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  17. ^King, Timothy (June 7, 2016). “Gartner Names 5 Cool Vendors in Analytics, 2016”. Business Intelligence Solutions Review.
  18. ^“Silicon Valley startups aim to make big data capture and prep slicker”.
  19. ^“2017 Red Herring North America: Top 100 Winners”. Red Herring.

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