‘Wowing' The Users Since 2010
Entrepreneur magazine|November 2021
GIRISH MATHRUBOOTHAM, CHAIRMAN & CEO, FRESHWORKS

It all started with a dream to see India win as a product nation. Armed with authoritative qualities, Girish Mathrubootham was once a marketing person and was spotted by his boss for his leadership skills. He was given the opportunity to be a product manager and there was no looking back! He is the CEO of Freshworks and according to a news report the company has entered the $13 billion club in just over a decade. Bowled over with an overwhelming response from the entire startup ecosystem after the historic win at Nasdaq, he says, “It was a dream come true moment. Pressure is a privilege and we have to live up to it and start delivering.”

The CEO has often being questioned for doing multiple things- juggling SaaSBOOMi, together funding and Freshworks. However, for him it was always the same. In his mind it was the connecting thread to see India emerge as a product nation. He says learning on the field has been the best teacher. With his eye on helping the young entrepreneurs, the CEO is catering to their needs by sharing his recipe of success. Giving insight into SaaSBOOMi and together funding, he says, “SaaSBOOMi is finding ways to share the knowledge with young founders so they accomplish sooner and together funding is finding emerging start-ups from India and helping them grow globally, not only with money but also with required guidance.”

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