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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!


Inc42 Staff

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