I had a great time chatting with Karthik Rau, the Founder and CEO of SignalFx. Karthik started SignalFx in ’13 and grew the company as CEO all the way through to its successful acquisition by Splunk just over six years later for just over $1 billion. Karthik now serves as GM, Application Management at Splunk. We cover a wide variety of topics including the importance of market timing, getting culture right, being customer focused and building a senior team. Karthik is a terrific guy and full of wisdom – you’ll love this conversation!