Nutanix is a software company that sells what it calls hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliances. Nutanix was founded in 2009 by Dheeraj Pandey, Mohit Aron and Ajeet Singh. In early 2013 Aron left Nutanix to start Cohesity, a privately held enterprise storage company. Venture capital firms invested $312.2 million over five rounds of funding. Nutanix reached a $1 billion valuation by 2013, which made it known as a "unicorn startup". It raised $140 million in a Series E round of financing in 2014, valuing the company at approximately $2 billion.