Meet Girish Mathrubhootham

Girish in a nutshell

  • 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.

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