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Dheeraj Pandey On Leaving Nutanix To Start CRM Startup DevRev

Mark Haranas

‘By creating this low latency, highly social and a very fun platform with DevRev’s CRM, we think we can create the earth’s most customer-centric companies,’ DevRev CEO Dheeraj Pandey tells CRN.

Dheeraj Pandey To Help Build ‘The Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Companies’

Dheeraj Pandey wants to eliminate the gap between code-driven developers and end users through his new software startup, DevRev, that will empower “developers to build the earth’s most customer-centric companies.”

“We sincerely believe that entire companies are, and will be, driven by code. The developer is at the center of all of that,” said DevRev CEO Pandey in an interview with CRN. “We are building something really delightful so that their life becomes much more easier.”

Pandey was the co-founder and CEO of hyperconverged infrastructure pioneer Nutanix. He left the HCI and hybrid cloud software star in late 2020, taking along a slew of other former Nutanix top executives including Manoj Agarwal, Nutanix’s former senior vice president of engineering and general manager of hybrid cloud who is now DevRev’s co-founder and president; as well as Madhukar Kumar, Nutanix’s former vice president of product and solution marketing who is now DevRev’s Head of Growth leader.

“At some level, our values are very similar [to Nutanix],” said Pandey.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based DevRev launched out of stealth mode last week already having generated $50 million in seed funding with a global workforce of over 75 employees. In an interview with CRN, Pandey talks about DevRev’s CRM product and go-to-market strategy, leaving Nutanix and his startup’s future channel partner vision.

“By creating this low latency, highly social and a very fun platform with DevRev’s CRM, we think we can create the earth’s most customer-centric companies,” said Pandey.

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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