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Freshworks' Girish Mathrubootham named 'Digital Person of the Year' at IDA 2022

About 120 winners were selected through a two-tier jury evaluation process in this edition.

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Mumbai: Freshworks CEO and founder Girish Mathrubootham has bagged the 'Digital Person of the Year' award at the recently concluded India Digital Awards (IDA) 2022, organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Instituted in the year 2009, IDA is one of the oldest awards for the digital industry.

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. Indiamart founder and CEO Dinesh Agarwal, Vserv founder and CEO Dippak Khurana, The Indian Express Group CEO George Varghese, Tata 1MG co-founder and CEO Prashant Tandon were some of the jury members for IDA this year.

Mathrubootham 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, said the statement.

Job searching app apna.com received the 'Digital Startup of the Year' award. In the 'Digital Agency of the Year' award category, 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.

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

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