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AMA with Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO of Freshworks

For the #20 episode of our AMA Show, we’ll be hosting an exceptional entrepreneur who has built a truly global company from India – Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO of Freshworks (formerly Freshdesk).


About Girish Mathrubootham

Girish’s journey has been fueled with hunger and ambition as he moved from a pre-sales engineer to Director of Product Management at Zoho and then started his own venture Freshdesk (now Freshworks) which is now valued at $1.5 Bn, has over 150,000 customers in 126 countries and generates over $100 Mn in Annual Recurring Revenues.

Hailed as a demigod in the Indian SaaS industry, Girish is among the rare entrepreneurs who besides running a unicorn also mentors other startup founders and invests in them too.

Here are three interesting facts about Girish & Freshworks that’ll leave you surprised:

  • Freshworks has doubled its revenue every year since 2014.
  • Freshworks has led its growth using the acquisition strategy and has acquired 9 companies so far, the highest by an Indian B2B company.
  • Girish has personally invested in more than 50 startups so far.

Topics of the AMA

We’ll be talking to Girish about the learnings from his entrepreneurial journey, how to build & scale SaaS products from India and his ambitious plans for Freshworks and the Indian Startup Ecosystem. Best part – you can ask him anything too.


Tune in on 21 August 2018 at 3 PM on this page or Inc42’s Facebook page for a Live interaction with Girish.

You can also add your questions for Girish in the comments section below and we’ll take them up during the Live Show. Do it now!