Rising Ecosystems #13: Chennai’s recipe for global SaaS success

Software as a service (SaaS) platforms are particularly scalable, making them highly sought after by both venture capital and public market investors. The journey of Freshworks, a provider of SaaS to help businesses engage with their customers, is a case in point. 

Since being founded in the Indian city of Chennai in 2010, Freshworks has moved its headquarters to San Mateo, California and in September 2021 listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange at a valuation of $10.1bn.

Girish Mathrubootham, the founder and CEO of Freshworks, joined fDi’s Rising Ecosystems podcast to discuss his experiences as an entrepreneur in Chennai, the changes from taking his software company public and why he believes more global software companies will emerge from India.

This episode was recorded on October 29.

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