Samarth is an immigrant to Canada who hails from a humble background and was born in a very small town in India. Samarth’s mother encouraged him to go and pursue an MBA in a University outside of India to further his education and goals. In 2013, Samarth chose Canada for favorable visa policies, and the relative ease of starting a business. At the age of 25, Samarth received an entrance scholarship at UVIC for the MBA program.
He began to understand the Canadian culture and started networking a lot . He founded AirSenze (rebranded as FreshWorks) in early Feb 2014, while still pursuing his MBA, along with a friend (Rohit Boolchandani). Several times, Samarth ran out of finances managing startup & MBA studies but he caught a break with a seed investment of $25k in January 2015 which helped pay for business and also finishing off MBA. Now the company has grown to eight employees in Victoria, and have over $500,000 in revenue. Times Colonist did a story on him: https://goo.gl/CB9SyK