Sam Mod

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    For the second year in a row FreshWorks Studio ranks among the Global Top 1000 B2B service providers see more

    On December 2, 2019 Clutch, the data-driven field guide to business buying decisions, ranked Victoria-based mobile and web app development company FreshWorks Studio #78 on this year’s Global Top 1000. It’s the second year in a row that FreshWorks Studio has made the ranking. This year the company climbed 88 spots since last year to claim their spot in the top 100. The Clutch 1000 is the most exclusive award offered by the platform. The list highlights companies that have rankings within the top 1% of all companies on Clutch. 

    “It truly is incredible what a team of dedicated and passionate people can accomplish within a year. We’ve had some great projects in the past year, including some digital transformation projects for the BC Government and working with some well-known private organizations such as Prenuvo and Hootsuite,” says Rohit Boolchandani, FreshWorks co-founder and COO.

    “I am so proud of everything our team has accomplished in the last year, but it also goes without saying that we’re very thankful to our great clients who took time out of their busy lives to be interviewed by one of the Clutch analysts and provide a reference,” adds co-founder and CEO Sam Mod.


    About FreshWorks Studio
    FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing and developing elegant and high quality mobile and web apps for startups, enterprises and government organizations. Their team of 65+ passionate designers and developers are headquartered in Victoria BC, with offices in Vancouver and Seattle


    Media contact: Lisa Stappert. lisa@freshworks.io.

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    FreshWorks Studio ranks 20th on The Globe and Mail Top Growing Companies ranking. see more

    FreshWorks Studio is pleased to announce it placed 20th on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. FreshWorks Studio earned its spot with three-year growth of 2,216%.

    “Our team works hard every day to build extraordinary digital solutions for our clients,” says FreshWorks Studio co-founder and CEO Sam Mod. “When Rohit and I  immigrated to Canada 5 years ago, we only dreamed of building such a fast growing company. It’s truly humbling to be ranked on The Globe and Mail’s ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.”

    “A growth of this size wouldn’t have been possible without the relentless hard work and dedication to developing the best possible solutions for our clients from our team and the continued trust and engagement from our clients,” says FreshWorks Studio co-founder and CEO Rohit Boolchandani.

    Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate
    entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies made the ranking this year.

    “The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley,Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”

    You can view the journey of FreshWorks Studio’s growth here.

    About The Globe and Mail: The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.6 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

    About FreshWorks: FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing and developing elegant and high quality mobile and web apps for startups, enterprises and government organizations. Their team of 60 passionate designers and developers are headquartered in Victoria BC, with offices in Vancouver and Seattle.

    For further information contact: Lisa Stappert, Marketing Coordinator, lisa@freshworks.io
     

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    This isn’t the first time FreshWorks has been recognized for their growth success. see more

    Source: FreshWorks Studio

    FreshWorks Studio Celebrated At Technology Impact Awards

     

    FreshWorks Studio was recognized at the Technology Impact Awards with a win in the Company of the Year - Growth Success category. FreshWorks co-founders Samarth Mod and Rohit Boolchandani were present to accept the award.

    The BC Tech Association hosts the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) each year to celebrate the change makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators, and the bold—those who are transforming the tech industry and building the fabric of BC’s vibrant tech ecosystem. The award for “Growth Success” acknowledges a high growth company demonstrating outstanding performance and potential to grow further.

    FreshWorks was in good company last night, some of the other winners include SAP, Clio, AbCellera, and Novarc Technologies.

    Started by two immigrants from India in 2016, FreshWorks Studio has grown to over 60 employees with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle. Some of their clients are such notables as Harbour Air, BC Hydro, David Foster Foundation, Grouse Mountain, various departments at the BC Government, and the cities of  Victoria, Coquitlam, and West Vancouver.

    Being nominated among companies like Beanworks and Nanotech Security was very humbling. They are both such experts in their fields so to be named in the same list was very exciting. The win came as a surprise but we were so honoured to be able to accept the award in front of some of our clients and closest supporters. It’s truly amazing to see where hard work can take you.
    Sam Mod

    This isn’t the first time FreshWorks has been recognized for their growth success. Earlier this year FreshWorks was a finalist at the VIATEC Awards in the category Scale-Up of the Year, where the company also won the Employer of the Year award. This week FreshWorks co-founder and CEO Sam Mod was presented the RBC Entrepreneur award at the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards in Toronto.

    For photos and  highlights from the acceptance speech, please visit our website.

    About FreshWorks: FreshWorks Studio specializes in designing and developing elegant and high quality mobile and web apps for startups, enterprises and government organizations. Their team of 60 passionate designers and developers are headquartered in Victoria BC, with offices in Vancouver and Seattle.

    For further information contact:
    Lisa Stappert, Marketing Coordinator
    lisa@freshworks.io

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    In six short years, Sam Mod has gone from newcomer student to Canadian tech success story. see more

    Source: Canadianimmigrant.ca 

    Sam Mod, Co-Founder of FreshWorks Studio, receives Entrepreneur Award in RBC's Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards 
     

    Newcomers face multiple challenges settling into their new lives in Canada, including language and cultural barriers. Those who choose to start a business can experience even greater challenges, breaking through roadblocks to gain credibility and to establish themselves in their industry.

    In six short years, Sam Mod has gone from newcomer student to Canadian tech success story.

    While studying for an MBA at the University of Victoria, the ambitious young entrepreneur co-founded app company FreshWorks Studio with a business partner, Rohit Boolchandani.

    Mod admits it was hard to juggle both his studies and a new business.

    “I moved to Canada in 2013 and was very new to the culture. In fact, this was the first time I had travelled internationally in my life. My intention was to get a job here so I can pay my tuition fees. However, the plan changed when I started the entrepreneurial journey and then I struggled to get going on many fronts. I had no network or connections, no money, no peers or support group and essentially had a lot of failures in the beginning.”

    Today, he serves as CEO of the growing design and development company, which has offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton and Seattle, and 56 employees. FreshWorks has built more than 85 applications for an impressive list of clients, including complex projects in Blockchain and AI.

    “I live by the motto: ‘Persistence trumps everything,’” Mod says. “The early failures humbled us and we believe in humility. When the going is tough, you got to do what you have to do. I was resilient, persistent and patient. These attributes coupled with my technical skills and education helped me overcome struggles and achieve success.”

    Mod has come a long way and was named a Top 30 Under 30 last year by BC Business magazine.

    “As a Canadian, I feel like there is a tremendous opportunity in business here and the sky is the limit. Companies like Slack and Shopify are living examples of the kind of impact Canadian companies can make on the world.”