Mr. Nishant Rao serves as Partner at Avataar Venture Partners. He also serves as Board Member of Pando (Application Software). He also served as Chief Operating Officer at Freshworks. Previously he served as Managing Director at LinkedIn India. He is responsible for scaling and transforming Freshworks into a global SaaS powerhouse. He oversees all non-R&D aspects of Freshworks's operations, which includes channel sales, customer success, facilities, finance, HR, legal, presales and sales. Before joining Freshworks, Nishant was Managing Director, LinkedIn India & South Asia, where he played a pivotal role in scaling their team in India.