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BT's 2015 'Coolest Start-up' award winner Framebench acquired by global leader Freshdesk

Launched in 2013 and funded by Blume Ventures, Framebench eliminates the hassle of enabling multiple parties to review and edit creative files.

twitter-logo PB Jayakumar        Last Updated: February 22, 2016  | 19:13 IST
BT's 2015 'Coolest Start-up' award winner Framebench acquired by Freshdesk
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Pune-based Framebench Technologies, the second best Coolest Start-up in BT's 2015 edition, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by California-based Freshdesk, the global leader in cloud-based customer support software.

Launched in 2013 and funded by Blume Ventures, Framebench eliminates the hassle of enabling multiple parties to review and edit creative files. The online collaboration platform allows multiple people to seamlessly edit, annotate, and even version creative files.

"The acquisition of Framebench presents an opportunity to integrate collaborative capabilities not only into Freshdesk, but also other products like Freshservice," said Girish Mathrubootham, Freshdesk CEO, in a press release issued today.

The San Bruno, California-headquartered Freshdesk has offices in London, Sydney, and Chennai. Launched in 2010, Freshdesk has 50,000 customers around the world, including 3M, Honda, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, The Atlantic, and Petronas.

As reported by Business Today, Framebench works out of a modest three bedroom apartment in the suburbs of Pune. There are only five programmers and the rest are into marketing - at least four are from BITS Pilani, including the 25-year-old CEO and founder Rohit Agarwal, a chemical engineer who graduated from BITS Pilani in 2012.

 

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