The Orbit Shift Podcast

S01E08: STS Prasad on hiring early engineers at startups, scaling engineering teams while staying nimble

October 27, 2020 Freshworks Inc. Season 1 Episode 8
The Orbit Shift Podcast
S01E08: STS Prasad on hiring early engineers at startups, scaling engineering teams while staying nimble
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The Orbit Shift Podcast
S01E08: STS Prasad on hiring early engineers at startups, scaling engineering teams while staying nimble
Oct 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Freshworks Inc.

As the engineering leader at Freshworks, STS Prasad plays an integral role in the development of the Freshworks suite of products. In the latest episode of the podcast, we talk to him about engineering at startups. We covered

⚡️How founders should go about hiring engineers for their teams
⚡️ What should the role of the early engineer at startups be
⚡️ How to identify the right tech co-founder
⚡️ How Freshworks remains an eternal startup using the 'Freshwave Model'
⚡️ Retaining the startup culture even as you scale 

Enjoy the show! 

About the Guest

STS Prasad has been an entrepreneur, a top engineer who transitioned to manage several engineering teams, and one of the most successful engineering leaders at Freshworks. After graduating from IIT- Madras and acquiring his masters degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, he started his career at HCL, became a chief architect of Junglee (acquired by Amazon), and later he headed up Walmart Labs.  STS Prasad also served as the CTO of Aventeon, a mobile enterprise solution startup that he founded. He is currently the SVP of Engineering at Freshworks Inc. 

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Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian  

Show Notes

As the engineering leader at Freshworks, STS Prasad plays an integral role in the development of the Freshworks suite of products. In the latest episode of the podcast, we talk to him about engineering at startups. We covered

⚡️How founders should go about hiring engineers for their teams
⚡️ What should the role of the early engineer at startups be
⚡️ How to identify the right tech co-founder
⚡️ How Freshworks remains an eternal startup using the 'Freshwave Model'
⚡️ Retaining the startup culture even as you scale 

Enjoy the show! 

About the Guest

STS Prasad has been an entrepreneur, a top engineer who transitioned to manage several engineering teams, and one of the most successful engineering leaders at Freshworks. After graduating from IIT- Madras and acquiring his masters degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, he started his career at HCL, became a chief architect of Junglee (acquired by Amazon), and later he headed up Walmart Labs.  STS Prasad also served as the CTO of Aventeon, a mobile enterprise solution startup that he founded. He is currently the SVP of Engineering at Freshworks Inc. 

Sign up for regular updates from The Orbit Shift Podcast


Register as part of the Freshworks for Startups Programme


The Orbit Shift Podcast is powered by Freshworks Inc., a global SaaS company headquartered in San Mateo, California. 


Host and Producer - Jayadevan PK

Assistant Producer - Shashwath J

Audio Engineer - Rajesh Subramanian