01 – News and Views
🙏 Request For Startups: Bringing Pakistan Online (Aatif Awan)
🛒 Digitizing Pakistan’s Retail Market (Adam Dawood)
📃 Startup Founders’ Guide to Term Sheets in Pakistan (Mubariz Siddiqui)
👩💻 Pakistan’s younger women riding a digital wave in a drive for better jobs (Reuters)
🛵 Pakistan’s Minibikes Rev Up to Meet Food Security Demands (IFC)
🏫 Edtech – A growing industry in Pakistan (Mashable)
🖥️ Making Adjustments: How Kickstart is Keeping Coworking Alive in Pakistan (Coworker)
🤝🏼 Careem launches’ Super App’ to provide all of its services in one place (MENAbytes)
📣 Prominent Pakistani entrepreneur accuses Meezan Bank for not releasing funds (Business Recorder)
02 – Funding
Bazaar, a Karachi-based B2B e-commerce marketplace startup, raised $1.3 million in seed funding from Indus Valley Capital and Alter Global. Founders are ex-Careem and ex-McKinsey.
Tajir, a Lahore-based B2B e-commerce marketplace startup, raised $1.8 million in seed funding from Fatima Gobi Ventures, Pioneer Fund, GoldenGate Ventures, VentureSouq, Karavan, and several angel investors. Tajir graduated from YCombinator’s Winter 2020 batch. It was founded in 2018 by brothers Babar and Ismail Khan
03 – Newsletter Shout Outs
🤓 Tech Geeks Pakistan – A biweekly newsletter by Hira Saeed, Founder of CaterpillHERs and Digital Doers, curating technology news and happenings.
😎 Memon Mondays – A weekly newsletter by Asad Memon, Co-founder and CTO of CodeInterview.io and RemoteInterview.io, curating interesting internet links and memes.