During Q1 2022, Pakistani startups raised $174 million in disclosed funding across 17 deals.
For more insights and a complete list of startups that raised funding, check out the blog post.
Cloud-First policy approved. Move over Careem mafia, Airlift mafia is here. Digital payments continue to grow. Shorooq Partners’ new $150 million seed-stage MENAP fund. Jiye launches BNPL service and Bykea launches Bykea Rickshaw. Munchies shuts down. Startups can’t find qualified employees. Coeus Solutions postpones IPO. i2i releases Pakistan Startup Ecosystem Report 2021. Tax holiday for startups and freelancers. Safepay partners with UBL. Non-Banking finance companies can operate as P2P service providers. Careem Pay gets in-principle approval for the EMI license.
Uzair Younus talks to Ambareen Baig about the state of Pakistan’s startup ecosystem based on the findings of i2i’s released Pakistan Startup Ecosystem Report 2021.