With our most recent Series G funding of $100 million from our existing investors, we are now part of the prestigious Unicorn club. Freshworks is the first Indian SaaS company on the list.
With the companies eighth year around the corner, we have another first to share.
Freshworks has come a long way since its inception. In 2010, it was just the founders, Girish and Shan with a six-member team, launching Freshdesk, the first and flagship product. Over the years, Freshdesk unfurled its multi-product vision with the launch of its product suite, with Freshservice in 2014, Freshsales in 2016, and most recently, Freshworks 360, Freshconnect, and Freshping.
As the company grew, we expanded our operations around the globe – in San Bruno, London, Berlin, and Sydney. Back in Chennai where it all began, we’ve expanded so many times that we’ve lost count. It’s become an annual ritual for us to break down the walls of our current office to accommodate the ever-growing Freshworks family. We began in a small 1000 sq. ft space; and today we are spread across multiple blocks and floors within a towering IT Park.
Looking ahead, it was only natural that we pinned Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, for our second expansion within the country.
With our new office in Bengaluru, we are looking to strengthen our engineering team with expertise in three verticals – Platform Services, Data Science, and Site Reliability Engineering.
We are on the lookout for talent to join us in Bengaluru, helping us build products and experiences that deliver moments of wow to our customers.
The culture that Freshworks fosters really stands out. The spirit of entrepreneurship enables every employee to voice their views and take ownership of their work. Every department within our organization is always ideating and working on innovative projects. We are looking to replicate this culture and work environment in the Bengaluru office as well.
Our culture is something that we are very proud of and the most crucial aspect of every new expansion is replicating this culture – retaining the core values that are inherent to Freshworks while adapting to the regional and cultural aspects of a new city.
We are quite stoked about Freshworks coming to Bengaluru; and we hope you are ready for us! It’s time again for us to take a big leap and we could not be happier to jump into this exciting new phase of operations.
We have a lot of interesting events lined up for our Bengaluru base, so do stick around and keep following us for more updates!