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John Crossan, Freshworks’ VP and General Manager of Europe will speak at this year’s EU-Startups Summit on May 12-13 in Barcelona!

Coming back to an in-person format with a bang, the EU-Startups Summit will take place in Barcelona this year on May 12-13! Our unmissable flagship event is bringing you the chance to mingle with about 1,500 fellow startup enthusiasts, get inspired during talks and workshops with Europe’s most successful entrepreneurs, founders and investors, and enjoy the nail-biting suspense of our big Pitch Competition! We have an incredible lineup of inspiring people joining us, and we absolutely can’t wait!

We’re excited to announce that joining us for a keynote speech will be Freshworks’ VP and General Manager of Europe, John Crossan! John will be giving a session on how to establish a high-performance sales engine – essential listening for any budding entrepreneur. 

With over 20 years of experience, John Crossan is a SaaS industry veteran and is currently leading Freshworks’ rapid growth across Europe. Before taking on the role as Vice President and General Manager of Europe, he served as VP for Sales, EMEA for Zendesk for five years, successfully guiding his team through consecutive periods of rapid growth. John also has experience working with Salesforce, where in the role as Area Vice President in the EMEA Enterprise business Unit Service Cloud, he led sales teams to rapidly accelerate their bookings. He certainly has extensive know-how in the EMEA sales business to share with us all this May. 

Founded in 2010, Freshworks Inc., (NASDAQ: FRSH)  on a mission to empower the people who power business, making it fast and easy for companies to deliver top-notch customer service and have high-ranking levels of employee satisfaction. The company builds tech that works for everyone, making it easy for IT, customer service, sales, marketers and HR to do their job. Freshworks takes a fresh approach to building software and has a team of over 5500 operating in 13 locations around the world, serving 56,000+ companies including Bridgestone, Chargebee, DeliveryHero, ITV, Klarna, Multichoice, OfficeMax, TaylorMade and Vice Media.

Freshworks will be exhibiting at this year’s Summit, and, EU-Startups members have the chance to enjoy exclusive perks of the Freshworks for Startups Program! The Freshworks for Startups Program has a range of awesome features that will supercharge your company – including powerful automation, multiple-channel support, and AI Tools – improving customer engagement and employee satisfaction.

The EU-Startups Summit is giving you an amazing chance to learn from global industry experts like John and is an event that will help propel your business ventures to the next level. So, what are you waiting for? Secure your ticket today!

In the meantime, keep an eye on our dedicated event page to stay up to date on all the latest details about the Summit, and check out this quick video which will give you some insights into what’s to come. 

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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