SaaS unicorn Freshworks receives $85M from Steadview Capital

Jul 28, 2020 | AS Team

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The celebrated SaaS unicorn Freshworks has gotten new capital from its existing London based investor Steadview Capital, through a secondary exchange. The Venture Capital Firm has placed in near $85 Million in the organization, as reported by the Economic Times


This fund hoisting has taken place after Freshworks raised up to $150 Million in November 2019 headed by its current financial specialists, which esteemed it at about $3.5 billion. The present Steadview infusion may also bring about sizable ways out for a couple of Freshworks' initial investors. This becomes Steadview’s, ninth such infusion in an Indian Unicorn, counting its investment in Ola, Policybazaar, as well as others.


The arrangement has emerged sometime after Freshworks declared its third procurement of the year, hoping to branch out from its main cloud operations to more contemporary tech areas. The organization procured Flint, an IT arrangement startup from India, for an undisclosed sum. 


The organization, which handles assets valued over $2.5 billion on a global scale, has been among the most prominent tech-focused investors in India recently, having infused around $1.2 billion to date, which makes the Indian nation the biggest beneficiary of its capital.

A prominent role in Freshwork’s heightened procurement and development has been played by COVID-19 in this year. As stated by the Freshworks CPO Prakash Ramamurthy the organization had already been contemplating expanding its set of operations and COVID19 prompted it into taking intense steps, as appropriate as could be expected under the circumstances.