We’re not a Fund.
We don’t Invest in Ventures.
We Build Them.

As a venture studio, we have a ‘Launchpad-to-Escape Velocity’ aspiration.

Companies born at Prototyze have a few advantages.

They benefit from offices and infrastructure, centralized business services (financial, legal, recruitment), experienced advise at key stages, the ability to plug-into existing processes and a bridge to an existing network of Clients, Partners and (if required) Investors.

Can I hope to lead or co-create<br />
a venture at Prototyze?

Can I hope to lead or co-create
a venture at Prototyze?

Our answer is NOT an enthusiastic ’Yes’.
It’s perhaps a guarded ‘Maybe. It depends’
What does it depend upon?
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We live in a world of screens. And ScreenRoot helps design any kind of interaction (data dashboards, websites, mobile apps) between a person and a screen.

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Ideology

What do we think about
starting businesses?

We’ve built a company that was kick-started with less than Rs 500,000 (<$10,000) yet became profitable in the first year. And has generated over $5 million cumulative revenue and counting.

We’ve also presided over the burial of a company where we burnt through over $8 million in three years and had less than.

This has taught us a few expensive lessons.

Culture

What do we think about People? And what kind do we like to have here?

We’ve calculated that the entire infrastructure cost (desk, chair, networking, laptop) of adding one person to one of our companies is under $1,500. Sometimes even under $1,000.

This underlines what we’ve known for years: our competitive advantage is not infrastructure.

Depending upon the company, our edge is either a technology platform (or project portfolio) and accumulated relationships with clients, partners and investors.

Whatever way we look at it, our edge is our People.

What do<br />
we look for in People?

What do
we look for in People?

‘Competence’ at their designated responsibility is the first quality we look for in a leader. But a critical ingredient is also ‘Character’
Why is<br />
‘Culture’ so important?

Why is
‘Culture’ so important?

What is an organization’s culture? It’s been described as a set of values and behavior that make-up the unique psycho-social environment of an organization.
Founder’s Note

What in the world are you trying to do?

An entrepreneur’s life can be a sub-set of his business. Where every major decision is tailored to the demands of the business. Where you live, how your office looks like, which people you choose to work with or which investors and partners you invite into your life.

Or a venture can be a sub-set of your life. Where the first-principles of your life determine the contours of the business.

I first became an entrepreneur when I was about twenty. And my choice has always been the latter.

Gourav Jaswal

Founder & Director

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To partner with us, work with us, invest with us or just get to know us, write to our Founder and Director, Gourav Jaswal

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