Building India into a Product Nation

Product Superstar Girish Mathrubootham defied many a conventional wisdom on entrepreneurship and built his SaaS startup Freshworks into a billion dollar company from India. In this compelling talk, he shares his learnings and his motivations; and his dream of building India into the next Silicon Valley.

Recorded at INK2018, HYDERABAD


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Girish Mathrubootham

Product Superstar; Founder & CEO, Freshworks

Girish Mathrubootham is the founder and CEO of Freshworks, one of the world’s fastest-growing SaaS product company, winning the Economic Times Startup of the Year in 2016, the Business Standard Startup of the Year in 2017, and now part of India’s unicorn club. The homegrown customer-engagement software maker has a suite of products – Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcaller, Freshteam, Freshchat and Freshmarketer – catering to more than 1,50,000 businesses worldwide including big names like Honda, Cisco, Toshiba, Bridgestone, University of Pennsylvania, and Hugo Boss. 

Girish is part of the Product Council for NASSCOM, the trade association of Indian software companies, and actively works to promote and nurture software product companies. With a forward-looking approach, he has invested in several early stage startups and mentors young entrepreneurs. 

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