Girish Mathrubootham is the CEO and founder of Freshworks, overseeing its growth from an idea to a leading software company empowering businesses to delight their customers and employees. He is also an active angel investor and adviser to SaaS start-ups.

Freshworks (then Freshdesk) was founded in October 2010 after a poor customer service experience, which crystallized a core understanding: customers deserve to be treated better. What began as a single product focused on customer service
is now a global business with a comprehensive suite of products. Under Girish’s leadership, Freshworks has expanded to 13 global locations – including the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia – to serve tens of thousands of customers throughout the world.

Girish is passionate about fostering economic development and entrepreneurship. 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.

He also founded FC Madras, a grassroots youth football club in Chennai, India to promote talent and provide a positive outlet for local youth and teenagers through the sport. Girish holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Madras and a BE from Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy.”