• Prajakt Raut

    Entrepreneurship Evangelist


    Founder and CEO Applyifi

    Managing Partner - Supply Chain Labs

    Founder - Applyifi Launchpad Accelerator Fund


    Author - Starting Up & Fund Raising

  • Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.

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




    Prajakt has over 30 years of multi-faceted experience as an entrepreneur, professional, startup eco-system builder, mentor and angel investor. For past 17 years Prajakt has been an active participant in the startup eco-system in India.


    Prajakt is the founder and CEO of Applyifi, a company that manages startup engagement programs for corporates.and Managing Partner of Supply Chain Labs  an Accelerator=Fund focused on supply chain, warehousing and logistics.


    As CEO of Applyifi, Prajakt overseas marquee startup engagement programs including

    Prajakt is also driving the formation of Applyifi Launchpad, a platform to provide seed capital for MVP/pilot-stage startups.
    Previously, Prajakt was head of operations at Indian Angel Network and Asia Director for The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Prajakt also co-founded Orange Cross and was a founding member of Idealake Technologies.


    Prajakt’s book, ‘Starting Up & Fund Raising’, helps entrepreneurs understand the perspective of investors and the building blocks of a business.


    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.

  • Applyifi manages accelerator programs and innovation programs for corporates



  • Accelerator-Fund focused on innovations disrupting supply chain, warehousing and logistics.



  • Sector-agnostics Accelerator-Fund for MVP and pilot-stage startups.



  • 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.


    Click here

  • Videos

    The MAD Conclave - marketing strategies for schools

    Startups as clients

    How to Workshops: Developing A Business Plan