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021Disrupt hosts 1000+ innovators, 600+ startups, and...

November 6, 2019

The third edition of Pakistan’s leading entrepreneurial and innovation conference, 021Disrupt, was organized by The Nest I/O on November 2nd & 3rd at a hotel in Karachi, to connect local and international investors, innovators, and tech pioneers with the entrepreneurial community of Pakistan. The conference was not only an opportunity to exchange innovative ideas and […]

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Are Ali Express items being sold in...

October 18, 2019

Islamabad: A “lucky draw” has caught the attention of the inhabitants of the twin city since 15 September when a tweet emerged claiming that a shop at the Sunday Bazaar, near Peshawar Morr Islamabad was allegedly selling the lost/ unwanted Ali Express items for Pak Rupees 200 (US$ 1.62).  According to the tweet, these parcels […]

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Khareed First Pakistan-Based Startup Selected to Silicon...

September 24, 2019

Khareed – an enterprise e-procurement software that facilitates B2B procurement in Pakistan – was accepted into Silicon Valley-based accelerator Founder’s Embassy summer 2019 program, making it the first and only Pakistani startup to be selected in the program’s history. Founder’s Embassy is a highly selective San Francisco-based accelerator seeking international startups that have already gained […]

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IFC to Invest $2.5 million in Sarmayacar...

August 5, 2019

Karachi, Pakistan, July 30, 2019—International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will invest $2.5 million in Sarmayacar, one of the first early-stage venture capital funds supporting tech-driven startups in Pakistan, to help boost entrepreneurship and spur economic growth. Of the total amount, $2 million is equity commitments from Startup Catalyst, IFC’s […]

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Sybrid Announces Investment in Shopsy Search Engine

August 5, 2019

02 August 2019 – Sybrid announces investment in Shopsy.pk, an online shopping search engine that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help shoppers in Pakistan find the best price for any product online. This round of funding will help Shopsy further develop their technology and scale the platform nationally. The deal is part of […]

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Pakistan’s first online hostels booking platform is...

July 29, 2019

The prevalent problem among students and working professionals today is that people living out of their hometown and in different cities face trouble in searching and booking hostels. Students and other people coming from various cities don’t have any information regarding the locations of hostels in their required area and they become dependent on their […]

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The Nest I/O Graduates 13 Innovative Startups...

July 5, 2019

The 9th incubation cycle of The Nest I/O commenced in February 2019, welcoming 13 promising new teams, filtered from over 500 applications received from across Pakistan. To celebrate the graduation of these exciting new startups, a Demo Day was organized on July 2 at The Nest I/O. A total of 20 startups, which included some […]

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Dot & Line Raises Seed Investment from...

June 28, 2019

Dot and Line, an edtech start-up that developed a powerful after-school mathematics program, has raised six figure dollar funding in its Seed Round. The learning program has been built by Math subject specialists from leading universities, experienced teachers from top schools, PhDs and educationalists. The program is taught after-school through a home-based network of highly […]

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Pakistani Startup Tello Talk Shines at Google...

June 25, 2019

Demo Day Asia is hosted by Google for Startups, where some of the region’s most outstanding startup founders gather to pitch to top regional and global investors on stage. Each year, Google brings together a group of compelling investable companies from around the Asia Pacific to highlight innovative technology and drive investment. This year top-notch […]