• Prajakt Raut

    Entrepreneurship Evangelist


    Co-founder Applyifi and The Growth Labs


    Author - Starting Up & Fund Raising

  • Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.

    His personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs.




    Prajakt is the founder of Applyifi and The Growth Labs

    Applyifi helps startups create a comprehensive business plan and a powerful investor pitch deck. Applyifi's proprietory startup scorecard assesses the venture on its business and investment readiness, providing actionable insight that help them improve their chances of success.



    The Growth Labs helps corporates manage their corporate innovation programs. [www.thegrowthlabs.in]



    Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at Indian Angel Network, founding member of a leading incubator, and the Asia-Director for TiE (2004 - 2007). Previously Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company, and was part of the founding team member of Idealake Technologies. While in college Prajakt had founded a printing business and has spent over 10 years working in leading advertising agencies.


    Prajakt’s book, Starting Up & Fund Raising, helps startups understand an investor’s perspective, and helps them improve their odds of getting funded. The book also helps entrepreneurs understand the building blocks of a business.


    He also volunteers time with organizations like the iSPIRT and TiE.


    Prajakt blogs on The Hub for Startups.


  • A guide book by Prajakt Raut

    for startups to get better prepared for business and fund raising

    Click here to try a few sample chapters.


    Investors get 100s of pitch decks every month. A comprehensive, elegant pitch deck that provides investors all the information they seek, improves your chances of getting their attention.


    At Applyifi we help startups build a strong business plan and go-to-market plan, and convert that into a comprehensive pitch deck.



  • Our innovation framework and unparalleled access to the startup eco-system creates innovations that will give your company a competitive advantage


  • The Hub for Startups

    The Hub for Startups is Prajakt's blog and resource centre for startups and early-stage companies.


    It has a collection of articles from his experiences as an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.