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Dheeraj Pandey – Board Member at Adobe, Co-founder at Nutanix | Investing in Innovation

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Dheeraj Pandey is a visionary leader in the technology industry with a proven track record of innovation. He currently heads DevRev, a company he co-founded in 2020 to provide cutting-edge CRM solutions for developers. Pandey’s reputation was cemented during his time at Nutanix, where he served as co-founder and CEO for over a decade. He guided Nutanix to a record-breaking IPO and a successful pivot towards software-defined solutions. 

His entrepreneurial achievements earned him the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Silicon Valley, 2016) and his technical expertise is reflected in his co-authorship of numerous patents in distributed databases. Pandey’s influence extends beyond his companies, as evidenced by his board position at Adobe and his recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. The founding of DevRev highlights his continued dedication to shaping the future of technology.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Intro
  • 02:22 — Building Tech Companies: Then vs. Now
  • 04:54 — AI’s Competitive Edge in Tech
  • 09:39 — Dheeraj Pandey’s Journey
  • 20:59 — Finding Authentic Team Members
  • 23:15 — Knowing When to Walk Away
  • 24:32 — Key Lessons from Nutanix
  • 30:00 — Meeting Market Needs as an Entrepreneur
  • 32:55 — Sponsor: Entrepreneurs On Fire Podcast
  • 33:41 — DevRev’s Mission and Goals
  • 39:48 — Launching Versatile Products
  • 44:45 — The Business Power of Data Democratization
  • 49:21 — Storytelling through Data Visualization
  • 53:00 — The Importance of Design for Success
  • 57:04 — Evolving Design and Minimizing Friction
  • 58:58 — Starting with “Why”
  • 1:05:23 — Making Noise in a Crowded Market
  • 1:08:08 — Advice to Younger Self
  • 1:09:32 — Connect with Dheeraj Pandey

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