Techshaw covers startup funding news and trends in Pakistan.

Our creations: A handy startup funding tracker, a monthly newsletter curating startup funding and ecosystem news, a newsletter alerting when a startup receives funding, and an interview-style podcast.

A little history: Techshaw was launched in 2014 to document the Pakistani startup ecosystem and serve as an information resource for entrepreneurs, investors, and operators.

A lot has changed since then, but our mission is still the same.

Mission: To inform and inspire startup builders by crafting sharp narratives and providing meaningful insights. 

Goal: To be the most reliable information source on venture capital and startup funding in Pakistan.

Tell me more: The internet is overflowing with startup media, but most of it is not created for the market nuances found in Pakistan. While the rest of the world is busy creating new markets, Pakistan is trying to digitize existing markets by organizing offline behavior. This insight shapes how news is reported and content is created.

Our promise: We* value your attention and appreciate your time. And for that reason, we don’t bombard you with ads or popups and don’t accept paid stories.

Also, no scoops, no breaking news, and no clickbait.

But media is difficult. We plan on selling sponsorships in our newsletter and podcast soon. And we also sell access to the database that powers the startup funding tracker.

Founder, Techshaw

*That’s a royal we. It’s just me.


What is your definition of a Pakistani startup?

Active VC or Angel-funded startup founded or co-founded by a Pakistani and headquartered in Pakistan with the majority of employees or founders/co-founders in Pakistan. If not headquartered in Pakistan, the majority of employees and founders/co-founders are in Pakistan.

Do you cover startups that don’t disclose the amount raised?

Yes, if it has news value. Startups that have not disclosed their funding amount publicly are not included in aggregate data reported on this site.