#Asia In Photos: Freshdesk’s office in Chennai

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The SaaS-based customer support company employs around 620 people across its two offices in India and the US

Freshdesk

Freshdesk is one of the fastest-growing B2B companies in India. Its mission is to make it easy for brands to talk to their customers and make it easy for users to get in touch with businesses

New office cubicles and a place to keep books

New office cubicles and a place to keep books

Founded in 2010 by Girish Mathrubootham and Shan Krishnasamy, the firm provides cloud-based customer support software. Its flagship product allows organisations to support customers through email, phone, websites, mobile apps, forums and social media.

Informal collaboration space with swings

Informal collaboration space with swings

 

The idea for its flagship product was the result of a bad customer experience, thanks to a broken TV. The founders saw a need for a better customer support solution that could help provide better customer experience, and also scale as companies grow.

Snazzy new collaboration spaces

Snazzy new collaboration spaces

 

So they started building one. Six months later, in June 2011, Freshdesk won the Microsoft BizSpark Startup Challenge and one hundred days after that it celebrated its 100th customer.

Swings for people who want to work comfortably

Swings for people who want to work comfortably

Freshdesk has two offices — one in Chennai (South India) and the other in San Francisco (US). 

New nap room with dim lighting

New nap room with dim lighting

The company recently made its ninth expansion. Earlier, it had a 60,000 sq. ft. office on Block B of SP Infocity. Now, it has leased 60,000 sq. ft. more on Block C. Interestingly, the entire office space is located on one single floor.

Pantry

Pantry

With a 625-member strong team, Freshdesk has footprints not just in India and the US, but across many geographies.

Larger collaborative working space to emulate the feel of a conference room

Larger collaborative working space to emulate the feel of a conference room

A B2B company, Freshdesk has 50,000 customers around the world that include popular brands such as 3M, Honda, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, The Atlantic, and Petronas.

The coffee shop area inside its new cafeteria

The coffee shop area inside its new cafeteria

In February this year, Freshdesk acquired Framebench, an online collaboration platform that enables teams to share, review, and comment on videos, images, presentations, and documents.

Indoor cricket pitch with nets

Indoor cricket pitch with nets

Earlier, it had bought mobile-first engagement startup Konotor.

Huddle pod

Huddle pod

Last April, Freshdesk closed US$50 million Series E funding from Tiger Global, Google Capital and Accel Partners.

 

The playing area

The playing area

Prior to that, it had secured US$31 million in Series D from Tiger Global and Accel Partners.

The corridor leading into our new office

The corridor leading into our new office

On a global level, Freshdesk competes with NYSE-listed Zendesk.

Image Credits: Freshdesk

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