• 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 - an online platform that provides startups a 36-point scorecard and assessment report on the venture's investment readiness [www.applyifi.com], and helps them improve their odds of getting funded.


    Prajakt is also the founding partner of The Growth Labs, a platform where growth-stage companies get sharp, incisive advice from senior professionals and experienced entrepreneurs. [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.


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  • Here's what I do



    Oct 2014 – Present

    Applyifi provides startups a 36-point scorecard on the venture's investment worthiness, and helps startups refine their business plan and investor pitch deck.


    Applyifi's Fund Raising Assistance Program helps startups raise capital from angel investors, angel investor groups and VCs.


    The Growth Labs

    Founding Partner

    The Growth Labs (TGL) is a consortium of ex-CXOs and senior industry leaders with collective experience of over 200 years in leading corporations across industries.


    At TGL, they bring the power of their experience to assist companies accelerate their pace of growth and improve profitability


    The Hub for Startups


    Apr 2013 – Present

    The Hub for Startups is a blog and resource centre for startups and early-stage companies. It has a collection of articles from my experiences as an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist.