How I Became A Founder: WorkClout’s Arjun Patel

Frederick Daso
5 min readOct 14, 2020

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WorkClout is enabling deskless workers to perform to their highest potential while on the job. WorkClout is a mobile and web application designed to help industrial companies build and execute safety/quality inspections, incidents, corrective actions, and visual work instructions. WorkClout is a Y Combinator company and ventured backed by the top VCs and Angels in the world.

Frederick Daso: When did you first gain interest in being a founder?

Arjun Patel: My dad has never had a job in his life and always started businesses since he was a kid. Growing up in India, he had aspirations to move to the US, which he eventually did when he was 24 or 25. When he made it to America, he was able to work some odd jobs and found out ways to make money to get enough capital to his own business. He eventually started a few businesses owning car washes, liquor stores, an immigration business, a winery, and his manufacturing company.

I saw my dad build multiple companies throughout his life, and I was always was inspired by his drive and energy. Even at 60, he’s still working on more projects…