The Rise of India SaaS - A SaaSBOOMi Initiative.


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Over the past few years, we have witnessed a meteoric rise in companies adopting SaaS as a business model. Indian SaaS companies are increasingly cementing their position in the global landscape, inspiring more founders to build for the world.

Though market valuations are cooling off, we believe that SaaS is a secular trend, and India has the potential to touch $1 trillion in market cap by 2030.

The Indian SaaS playbook has come of age. And now is the time for us to accelerate learning from global peers, starting with the biggest enterprise software market, the US. 

Onward to building a strong US-India SaaS corridor. 


  • Early-stage startups who are in the range of $1-5 million revenue range 

  • Growth stage startups above $50 million in revenue

  • Growth stage Valley-based founders who are looking to leverage India


  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm - Registrations and Pre-event Networking

  • 6:30 to 6:45 pm - The SaaSBOOMi Story 

By Manav Garg - CEO & Founder, Eka Software and Girish Mathrubootham, CEO & Founder, Freshworks 

  • 6:45 to 7:15 pm - Virtual Fireside chat with Vinod Khosla, Founding Partner at Khosla Ventures. 

    • Host: Manav Garg, CEO & Founder, Eka Software

  • 7:15 to 7:45 pm - Madras to Nasdaq - The Inside Story of Freshworks by Girish Mathrubootham, CEO & Founder of Freshworks. 

    • Host: MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora.

  • 7:45 to 8:30 pm - VC panel – Perspective on India SaaS 

Panelists: Guru Chahal, Partner at LightSpeed, Deep Nishar, Managing Director at General Catalyst, Arun Mathew, Partner at Accel.

  • Moderated by Priya Rajan, Managing Director at SVB

  • 8:30 - 8:45 pm - A special south Asian dance performance with Desi Fuze

  • 8:45 pm onwards - Networking Drinks & Dinner.

SaaSBOOMi is Asia's largest pay-it-forward community of founders and product builders shaping India’s SaaS industry. We came together in the summer of 2015 as an informal group looking to network and learn from each other and have since grown to a community of over 2,500 founders, experts, and investors representing the SaaS ecosystem in India. More details at


Abhijit Bose
Abhi Kumar
Abhinav Chugh
Abhinav Shashank
Abilash Soundararajan