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Start-Ups Can Never Be Family Businesses

Freshworks founder & CEO Girish Mathrubootham feels that new-age companies are best run by professionals

"No one wants to be celebrated because their father was successful and that is something I tell my sons as well—I may have earned money but your worth will come from what you do" Girish Mathrubootham, Founder & CEO, Freshworks

How does one go from being an average Indian student from a family with no business background to becoming one of India’s most successful tech entrepreneurs? Ask Girish Mathrubootham, the son of a bank officer, who is giving the bigwigs of Silicon Valley a run for their money.