Girish Mathrubootham, CEO & Founder, Freshworks is Digital Person of the Year at India Digital Awards
New Delhi : Girish Mathrubootham, CEO & Founder, Freshworks, has bagged the Digital Person of the Year Award at India Digital Awards 2022, organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). India Digital Awards (IDA), instituted in the year 2009, is one of the oldest awards for the digital industry.
Girish is an inspiration for all Indian entrepreneurs, building startups in the SaaS segment. The grand jury took cognisance of his company’s achievement in not only creating a new and difficult category for the industry in India, but also its successful debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange after a billion-dollar IPO last year.
Job searching app Apna received the Digital Startup of the Year Award. In the Digital Agency of the Year award — Interactive Avenues bagged the gold award while Socheers (Silver) and Blink Digital (Bronze) were the first and second runners-up. The top award categories at IDA are the Best Digital Startup, Digital Agency, Digital Advertising Award, Digital Content Award, Social Media Award, among others.
Over 750+ paid entries were received this year for 10 broad award categories, which included a number of sub-award segments. About 120 winners were selected through a two-tier jury evaluation process. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO, IndiaMART; Dippak Khurana, Founder & CEO, Vserv; George Varghese, CEO, The Indian Express Group; Prashant Tandon, Co-Founder and CEO, Tata 1MG were some of the jury members for IDA this year.
With the support of ShareChat, a new category was introduced this year called the “Best Brands of Bharat”, while Amazon Pay supported the “Best Payments and Fintech” category in this edition.