Sam Mod is the co-founder and CEO of FreshWorks Studio, a full life cycle, design & development company with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle. FreshWorks has built over 100 applications to date including complex projects in blockchain and AI as part of the mission to solve problems and create value through remarkable digital experiences.
Born and raised in India, Sam immigrated to Canada in 2013 to complete his MBA at UVic and start his entrepreneurial journey. In 2016 he co-founded FreshWorks Studio with his business partner Rohit Boolchandani. FreshWorks was the first company to be awarded a contract using the Sprint With Us procurement process and was recently named Company of the Year – Growth Success at the Technology Impact Awards and Employer of the Year at the Viatec Awards.
From humble beginnings, Sam has come a long way. In 3 short years, Sam’s company has grown from 3 to 58 employees and he received the Entrepreneur Award at the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. Having immigrated only 6 years ago, Sam is particularly proud of how quickly he moved from being a job seeker to creating job opportunities in Victoria’s local tech ecosystem.