Applyifi, a platform that guides startups in creating a comprehensive pitch deck, and provides startups and investors a 36-point scorecard and assessment report on the startup’s investment-worthiness; has launched The Fundraising Assistance Program(FRA).
This program gives companies all the tools they need to make a compelling pitch to investors, in just three one-on-one sessions. Applyifi will work with the startupsto create a top-class pitch deck and pitch video. The startups can practice their pitch with real and experienced investors and get actionable feedback in real time. Applyifi will take the lead in making active connections to investors during the engagement.
“We’ve launched the Fundraising Assistance Program because too many entrepreneurs jump into the fundraising process before they are quite ready – it is extremely important to have a compelling and well articulated investment case and strategy to present investors. After all, a startup only gets one chance to make a first impression with investors, and we want to help make sure it’s a good one.” said Ishita Agrawal, who manages the FRA for Applyifi.
The services at Applyifi are designed to reach out to a maximum number of startups with a single goal of helping as many startups as possible, to be better prepared and equipped to receive funding.
According to Prajakt Raut, Co-Founder and CEO at Applyifi, “We believe there is no substitution for hands-on, personalized guidance that is tailored to each entrepreneur’s case.Our team of experts works closely with high-potential startups to not only help them better prepare to get funding, but also to give them specific advice about how to improve their business plan”.
So far, the team at Applyifi has already been generating the scorecard and assessment reports of startups. The scorecard categorically helps entrepreneurs understand their strengths and weaknesses, and provides them actionable inputs to sharpen their plans.
Much like a health check up report from a disgnostic lab helps you identity problem areas and take corrective action to improve your health, the Applyifi scorecard and assessment report provides startup founders actionable insights to help them strengthen their business plans, and improve their chances of getting funded.
The comprehensive online pitch deck provides investors just the information they need to review a startup, and the scorecard and assessment report gives them an experienced perspective on the investment worthiness of a startup.
Applyifi then presents high-potential startups to individual and institutional investors. They do the heavy lifting to provide an objective and thorough assessment of curated startups, so that investors can focus on a more detailed assessment only of the most relevant ones.
Applyifi has also launched the The Virtual Accelerator Program (VAP). This program is specifically designed for companies that need hands on guidance and mentorship before being even ready to make a compelling case to investors. This program includes help/guidance from the Applyifi team of experts. Applyifi will also assign companies with an expert mentor when needed.
Three startups – Vehico, Survaider, and College Clues will be a part of the first batch of companies to join this bespoke program. Vehico has signed Sunder Rajan (CEO/Business Mentor/Start-up Advisor/Angel Investor) as their mentor – an experienced auto industry leader. This is a 3 month program and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
With these value-added services, Applyifi aims to ensure that startups are much better prepared for fund raising with a strong business plan and a powerful investor pitch deck. Applyifi will look at creating an umbrella of services for startups in India and in all the major cities of Asia. For more details, check this link or write to [email protected]
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