I am Indian, and have a PhD from Stanford (info lab) but I didn’t go IIT. My friend recommended me,’at which point a director of engineering called me. He asked me to explain why I didn’t go to IIT on the phone call. I stopped the interview process
One of my high school seniors became a director there and constantly keeps mailing me asking me to get in touch with his recruiter. Fuck that shit, you don’t get to cash the “personal” connection and at the same time ask me to connect via the recruiter.
The company has hired a new CEO who has experience in taking a startup public. I think they may have an IPO late next year so now would be a good time to join. BTW, it’s true that they were only hiring engineers and managers in other functions who graduated from IIT colleges in India. But that will change with the new chief and the fact that they need to grow fast. Besides it’s not an “Indian” company anymore and non-Indians don’t give a shit about going to a specific school if you can pass the interviews.
I knew the senior director of PMM there. He left a while back, they haven't grow as fast as some of the other startups but have some good tech. Not sure how much more they can grow in the BI market which is super competitive.
If you are engineer you shouldn't really worry about that, there is so much demand. If you are not, I 'd check when the last round was raised who are the investors, ask them what their revenue looks like and gauge their financial health.
I don’t have any other information. If you interviewed with them, you should have a better idea of the company, culture and people. From the outside, it appears to be a good opportunity if there is no offer from FANG companies.