• 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 also helps startups create a powerful investor pitch deck. Applyifi's proprietory startup scorecard assesses the venture on key parameters that investors typically assess companies on.



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



    Before starting Applyifi, Prajakt was the head of operations at IAN, 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.