Fireside chat with Freshworks: A Unicorn's Guide to Remote Sales in Crisis Times

Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 5:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

This is a virtual event streamed on Zoom: 

Difficult times have dawned upon businesses all around the world, but we’re here to make sure yours is up and running.

Startup Grind joins forces with Freshworks for Startups to help you tackle the challenges that your Remote Sales team is facing during the time of #Corona.

Tune in to our Fireside chat with Irshad Mohammed, who currently heads the SMB sector for Freshworks Europe. Irshad was the third person to join the sales team of Freshworks, and has seen the company grow from a $0 to $200 million ARR in a highly competitive space. Having worn multiple hats and earned a reputation in the SaaS industry during his last 7+ years in the company, Irshad is now looking forward to sharing his multitude of experiences with the Startup community.

In this Fireside Chat, we will discover everything from the Freshworks’ story of hypergrowth, practical tips to tools that will improve the Remote sales for your organization. In addition, you can also claim $10,000 worth of credits across all customer & employee engagement suite as a part of the Freshworks for Startups program.


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Freshworks is a leading maker of cloud-based customer and employee engagement software based in San Mateo, California. We have 12 products in the customer and employee engagement suite ranging from Marketing Automation, Sales CRM, Support, LiveChat, to HRMS. Being one of the fastest growing unicorns, the company's cloud-based suite is widely used by over 250,000 businesses around the world including the NHS, Honda, Unicef, Hugo Boss, Citizens Advice, Toshiba and Cisco. We are backed by Google capital, Accel, Sequoia, Tiger global with $400M funding and valued at $3.5Bn+.

Freshworks for Startups enables early stage startups to scale up by giving them access to the right tools, resources and community. Startups from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, Accel, Sequoia grow with Freshworks suite of products. What the program entails:

  • $10,000 worth of credits across products
  • Access to customers and GTM in Freshworks ecosystem (220K+ customers)
  • Mentorship on Freshworks area of expertise along with resources such as webinars, blogs and bootcamps

Sign Up here to claim your credits.