Freshworks, founded by Girish Mathrubootham and Shan Krishnasamy in Chennai in 2010 as Freshdesk, aims to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol “FRSH.”
Freshworks Founder CEO Girish Marthubootham has also mentioned about the famous actor of Tamilnadu in the SEC filings. He reveals that the internal Code name for their IPO is “Project Superstar” named after Rajinikanth.
Here’s what we found in the Freshworks SEC filing
The code name for our IPO was Project SuperStar, named after the most successful movie star from Tamil Nadu, Rajinikanth. I want to express my love and gratitude to him for being my maanaseega guru. There is no comparable English word to express what this means.
It is a mentor; a role model that lives in your mind, from whom you learn a lot by watching from afar. SuperStar is a man who is loved and worshipped by millions of fans globally. He is immensely successful yet humble and down to earth.
Thank you, Thalaivaa!
According to Girish Mathrubootham, the coronavirus outbreak drove firms to beef up their digital capabilities, resulting in a 40 percent increase in income last year.
Freshworks, a Salesforce competitor, was recently valued at $3.5 billion in 2019, after closing a $150 million Series H financing. Sequoia Capital, CapitalG, and Accel, the company’s original investor, lead the round.
Freshworks had a humble beginning in India and later relocated to Silicon Valley in order to be closer to its consumers. The company is now situated in San Mateo, California, but it still employs a large number of people in Chennai, India.