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Zameen, Bayut close $20 million investment round

Zameen.com has become Pakistan’s first technology company to raise $20 million from investors in 2016. This incredible because in the past 14 months, 22 Pakistani startups together raised about $49 million, and Zameen.com raised about half of it as one company. It also closed two investment deals worth $29 million in the last two months. The series…

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16 hours ago

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Biotech blooming in Peshawar as second batch of bio-entrepreneurs graduate

The Centre of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Peshawar is proud to announce the conclusion of the Bio-Entrepreneurship course with an awe-inspiring Demo Day that included startup presentations by final year biotechnology students. The course has been offered to students for a second year in a row now by Dr Faisal Khan, Director of the…

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2 days ago

Events

Fiverr Stands Up and Takes Notice of Pakistani Freelancing Prowess!

Good news for all you freelancers out there! Fiverr is going to sponsor a community event in Lahore soon. As you all know, Fiverr is an immensely popular online portal for getting freelance work. Fiverr offers freelancers from all over the world an easy to use platform to sell their skills. All you need to…

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3 days ago

Interviews

An Interview with the CEO of JustPrice.Pk

Currently incubated at Plan9, recently graduated from Founder Institute Islamabad with Arzish Azam becoming World’s Youngest Founder Institute Graduate Ever. JustPrice is among the top 100 startups participating this year in the Startup Expo. JustPrice Is A Shopping Comparison Engine That Helps You Find The Best Products By Providing A Comparison From All The Top…

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3 days ago

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FIA Ropes in OLX Fraudsters

Whenever there is the element of “online” in a transaction, there is always a high risk of fraud. Even when you are dealing with a top notch online entity, the risks of fraud may be minimized but never eliminated. Some people had to learn this lesson the hard way when they were defrauded on OLX, a very…

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5 days ago

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11 Startups graduate Founder Institute Islamabad’s inaugural semester

This year, 13 young entrepreneurs from 11 different Startups have graduated from Founder Institute Islamabad with sponsorship from Telenor Pakistan. The sponsorship included mentorship and financial assistance. Graduating founders, chosen out of a total of 128 eligible applicants, have created tech startups that will be innovatively addressing economic and social problems, reducing market distortions, and…

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1 week ago

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Travly Launches Rickshaw Training for Female Drivers

Travly has launched a TukTuk Rani program that aims to cause social disruption & promote women empowerment. The program just got kicked off with 20 female learner drivers on board. All were either housewives or worked as maids or as parlor beauticians. Travly has a 6-8 weeks program where they will be trained about traffic…

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1 week ago

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Pakistan Posts gets a Facelift – Now it’s a Logistics and Mobile Financial Company

You might be wondering, ‘What in the world would a blog post about Pakistan Post be about?’ Until recently, Pakistan Post may have been the most obsolete means of sending packages in the world. I remember a few years ago I had to send something by Pakistan Post and my package was put in a…

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2 weeks ago

News

Find a home anywhere with PlaceMe.pk!

Do you remember how Qmobile copied Apple, injected a local feel to the copy, shoved in some desi stars and became the highest selling mobile phone brand in Pakistan? Enter Placeme.Pk! Placeme.Pk has taken the revolutionary Airbnb concept and adapted it to the Pakistani market. With recent advances in Web 2.0 and soon-to-come Web 3.0,…

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2 weeks ago

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Paul Graham, Chris Sacca, and Mark Cuban just got into a Twitter fight

Who says Twitter has lost relevance? A vociferous debate erupted on the social network today when Y Combinator founder Paul Graham fired a tweet criticizing startups who’ve appeared on Shark Tank, a popular reality show in the US where entrepreneurs pitch to investors. Startups: Instead of appearing on Shark Tank, spend that energy fixing whatever…

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