How to build a startup without angel or VC investments

A lot of entrepreneurs think they need piles of money to make their startup a success, but that’s not always the case.

Know your Speaker:
Shiven Malhotra, Angel investor & mentor for startups
Shiven’s career has spanned three continents having worked with KPMG auditing technology in the US, in Goldman Sachs’s stock trading desk in the UK and in India as part of the start-up team for Kotak Commodities trading desk.

Shiven was born and raised in New Delhi. He finished his schooling from the The Doon School and then studied Economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Shiven is also a semi-professional photographer and an avid trekker. His big plan for the future is to trek to the Everest base camp.

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Author: Prajakt Raut

Prajakt Raut is the founder of Applyifi.com, and author of the book for startups - ‘Starting Up & Fund Raising’ Prajakt 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.

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