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Zainab Alert App

March 21, 2020

There are reports of numerous children that go missing on daily basis. Unfortunately, no one pays heed unless the horrendous incident becomes highlighted and goes viral. In 2018, Zainab Case was one of those cases which proved to be a tipping point. It triggered widespread outrage and protests all over the country. This is when […]

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Search Engine Shopsy.pk Scales to 2.5 Million...

February 14, 2020

Pakistani shopping search engine Shopsy.pk has launched its 5th update (Shopsy 5.0), scaling its product index to 2.5 million products. This makes Shopsy amongst the top two largest shopping platforms in Pakistan in terms of number of products.  Imagine a shopping platform with the greatest amount of choice and the ability to compare prices and […]

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The Nest I/O Celebrates 5 years of...

January 25, 2020

Founded in January 2015, The Nest I/O has been a hub for local startups to flourish and accelerate the growth of their businesses. Since inception, The Nest I/O has incubated and accelerated 180+ startups, created 5,000+ jobs, organized 150+ public and private sessions/workshops, and 9 medium and large scale entrepreneurial events. The Nest I/O marked […]

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95% women journalists say online violence has...

November 6, 2019

A report launched by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) shows that all female journalists within the country face some type of online violence titled ‘Hostile Bytes – a study of online violence against women journalists’. The report shows that 95 percent of women journalists feel online violence has an impact on their professional choices, while […]

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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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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 […]