Founder - Applyifi and The Hub for Startups
Life is short. Start up.
Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist. Prajakt's personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs.
Prajakt advices startups and early-stage companies on building meaningful business plans and investor pitch decks.
He mentors early-stage companies on strategy, business model &monetization, fundraising/bootstrapping and on preparing the company for growth.
Prajakt was previously a part of the founding team of The Hatch for Startups, co-founder of Orange Cross, Asia Director for TiE (The IndusEntrepreneurs), and head of operations of Indian Angel Network.
Prajakt had started a printing business when he was 17, and later was part of the founding team of a CRM solutions company, which he exited in 2004 and took a 3-year sabbatical to be the Asia Director for TiE (The IndusEntrepreneurs), a global non-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship.
As the Asia Director for TiE, Prajakt was primarily focused on helping entrepreneurs in India connect with the then emerging early-stage investor community. In that role, Prajakt helped create interconnectivity between overseas investors and Indian entrepreneurs.
Between 1990 - 2000, Prajakt spent 10 years in marketing & advertising, working on clients like P&G for whom he was driving brand communication and marketing programs for key healthcare & feminine hygiene brands.
Prajakt is well connected, and respected in the entrepreneurial eco-system in India. He writes extensively on Quora (http://www.quora.com/Prajakt-Raut) and blogs on www.thehubforstartups.com
AboutApplyifi - www.applyifi.com
Applyifi is an online platform to connect startups and investors. Applyifi helps startups create an elegant and comprehensive online pitch deck, and provides a 36-point assessment report on the venture's investment worthiness.