Loves watching cricket on the field and Thalaiva on the screen
Had a secret ambition to direct a movie (maybe will be satisfied to just produce one now)
Favorite quote: “Product management is like directing a movie”
Passionate about promoting football as the founder of FC Madras, a grassroots youth football club in Chennai
Believes that happiness lies in doing small things
Between a broken TV and a random comment about helpdesk pricing in Hacker News, Girish Mathrubootham envisioned and co-founded Freshworks (then Freshdesk) in 2010 to create a better way to service and delight customers. What began as a single product focused on customer service is now a global company with a comprehensive suite of products.
Girish has never lost his passion for building products that delight customers and their employees, nor for helping others along the way. He has invested in over 60 startups and is a founding member of SaaSBOOMi, Asia’s largest community of founders and product builders shaping India’s SaaS industry. With Together, Girish hopes to take his commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem to the next level.
Always up for trying out new activities – recent obsessions are Rock climbing & Salsa.
Favorite book: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay.
Treading the unconventional path has always been a constant theme in Kaushik’s life. An engineer by trade, and a builder by passion – Prior to joining Together, Kaushik was a Consumer PM at Urban Company, Asia’s leading Home services marketplace, building fintech & D2C products. Earlier, he was at Kearney consulting leading players in the QSR and Oil & Gas space on areas of cost reduction & operational excellence.
Kaushik holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from BITS Pilani.
Loves: All kinds of music from retro to rock, EDMs to blues. Part time DJ for friends. Makes special travel plans to attend concerts.
Enjoys: Cooking! Thai, Indian and Italian chef by the home ministry and currently learning the art of gutting a fish the right way.
Favorite quote: From the book that left an everlasting impression on me at the tender age of 11, The Bhagwad Gita, “Focus on effort and not on the result.”
Passionate about: Art and design. You can find him visiting art galleries, furniture shows, antique markets during travels.
Strong belief: In mindfulness and living a balanced life.
It was Manav’s idea of creating a fund for founders that was the seed behind starting Together.
In addition to being a founding partner at Together Fund, Manav is the Founder & CEO of Eka Software, enterprise SaaS platform to unify procurement, supply chain, treasury and payments. He is on a mission to modernize traditional industries through continuous innovation in enterprise software and SaaS.
An ardent believer in ‘pay-it-forward’ philosophy, Manav is the founding member of SaaSBOOMi, a community of entrepreneurs shaping India’s SaaS industry.
Over the past decade, Manav has been actively taking part in building the ecosystem by backing more than 30 startups as an angel investor and encouraging them to think of scale in a regimented and disciplined manner.
Favorite Book – Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella (with Jill Tracie Nichols and Greg Shaw)
An ardent student of digital products and internet businesses, Pratyush’s career includes a couple of short stints at Amazon Web Services where he was a Solutions Architect in the India Public Sector team. He also worked as a part-time Investment Analyst with Miten Sampat (CRED, ex-Times Internet) and Aakrit Vaish (Jio-Haptik) where he was a part of over 17 angel investment deals.
Pratyush holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from IIT BHU.
Adventure sports enthusiast, loves climbing mountains or free-diving into oceans
Has backpacked extensively across India, SEA & Europe.
Aims to explore at least 30 countries before turning 30.
Follows cricket & tennis. Hopes to see Federer live in action someday.
Always looking to learn & unlearn, Shivam was a management consultant prior to joining Together, where he helped CXOs of leading conglomerates with business incubation & fund raising across South East Asia. Earlier, he has also spent time as a social entrepreneur, building businesses with a net positive impact on the world.
Shivam has an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering.