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[4], Bangalore, India, Seattle and Tokyo.[5]

ThoughtSpot, Inc.
Scaligent Inc.[1]
IndustryAnalytics, Business intelligence
Founded2012 (2012) in Palo Alto, California, United States
FoundersAjeet Singh, Shashank Gupta, Vijay Ganesan, Sanjay Agrawal, Abhishek Rai, Priyendra Deshwal, Amit Prakash[2]
Key people
  • Sudheesh Nair CEO
  • Amit Prakash CTO
  • Ajeet Singh co-founder and chairman
Number of employees
250-500 (2019)[3]

ThoughtSpot was founded in 2012, and as of May 2019, had raised over $550 million in funding[6] and putting the company into unicorn territory with a valuation close to $2 billion.[7] ThoughtSpot's clients include the companies Walmart, Apple, BT, Bed Bath & Beyond and Hightail.[8][9]


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.[3][10] In late 2012, ThoughtSpot raised $10.7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.[11] 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.[4] 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.[9][12] 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 infrastructure.[13][14]

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.[15]

In March 2019, ThoughtSpot relocated their headquarters from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale.[16]


ThoughtSpot's allows for non-technical individuals to conduct a self-service data analysis search.[17] ThoughtSpot's relational search engine can analyze information from any data source, including data warehouses, point of sale data and social media sites.[3]

In 2015, ThoughtSpot released ThoughtSpot 3, which included DataRank, a machine learning algorithm that presents data suggestions to guide users as input is being typed, AutoJoins, which automatically graphs data sources and joins tables to calculate answers across previously siloed databases, and PopCharts a visualization engine that sorts through possible charts and graphs and presents users with the one best suited to their search.[18][19]


In 2016, ThoughtSpot was named a "Cool Vendor in Analytics" by Gartner.[20] In 2017, the company announced that it was included on Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report.[21] That same year, ThoughtSpot was included in Red Herring's Top 100 North American Companies list.[22]


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  4. Roy, Rohit (May 20, 2016). "ThoughtSpot Announces $50M Series C Funding to Lead Search-Driven Analytics for the Enterprise". Martech Advisor. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
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  10. Gage, Deborah (February 5, 2014). "Former Googlers Create ThoughtSpot for Google-Like Enterprise Search". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
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  22. "2017 Red Herring North America: Top 100 Winners". Red Herring.
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