Portfolio Spotlight: Girish Pancha, CEO of StreamSets*
Each month, Battery highlights a different portfolio-company CEO with our “Five Questions in Five Minutes” feature, showcasing the diversity of the Battery portfolio across investment stages, sectors and geographies.
What does your company do in 10 words or less?
We’re modernizing data integration for fast, big, cloud data analytics.
What is your favorite piece of management/leadership advice?
Management: Do to learn and do what others can’t do. Otherwise don’t do it. Leadership: Don’t tell people what to do, tell them what success is.
What’s the most under-rated trend in technology, in your opinion?
Genome editing. Both the potential to change the world as we know it, and the ethics are mind-boggling.
What StreamSets accomplishment in the last 12 months are you most proud of?
Having more customers than employees. The next goal is ARR/ per customer to be greater than compensation per employee.
What was the last time you changed your mind about something of consequence?
Going against my libertarian instincts and deciding that Facebook should indeed be broken up.
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