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i2i Ventures, female-founded first investment in Mauqa Online

i2i Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with a focus on Pakistan-based technology startups has announced the launch of its $15 million fund and their first investment in a Pakistani startup Mauqa Online, in a statement to MENAbytes. Founded by Pakistani-American social entrepreneur, Kalsoom Lakhani and fintech and impact investing professional, Misbah Naqvi, i2i Ventures, according …

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Rise of Pakistan as a Growth Market in Local and Global Tourism – i2i Newsletter

Rise of Pakistan as a Growth Market in Local and Global Tourism Snapshot of Travel & Tourism Industry in Numbers If your social media feeds are not already filled with this update, we are here to remind you that Pakistan made it to the top of Conde Nast’s list as one of the most exciting travel destinations of 2020. Forbes also …

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Pakistan’s Mobility Landscape – i2i Newsletter

Pakistan’s Mobility Landscape Breaking down the buzzword. Mobility is a buzzword, one that’s been used frequently in the startup ecosystem. But what do we actually mean when we talk about the mobility landscape? Ultimately, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) includes everything from car-sharing, ride-sharing, ride-hailing to food delivery, micro-mobility (e.g, bikes and rickshaws), and other transportation network companies. We …

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i2i’s New Study: Pakistan Startup Ecosystem Report 2019

The State of Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem: i2i’s New Study Have you felt the buzz yet? If you haven’t been under a rock, you know that Pakistan is buzzing with young, tech-savvy people in a burgeoning startup ecosystem. Our team was just at 021 Disrupt in Karachi, a major technology conference, and the announcements included a $22 million Series A round …

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i2i Insights Newsletter: The future of work under the gig economy model and how it’s been faring in Pakistan

Is Pakistan entering the age of the “gig” workers? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators!  The nature of how we do work has been changing globally. There has been a rising trend of people foregoing more traditional jobs in favour of freelancing “gigs” which allow them greater flexibility and an opportunity to earn more money. However, for a …

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i2i Insights Newsletter: Pakistan’s Investment Landscape

How much investment activity has there actually been in Pakistan’s startup space? (Note: The numbers stated in this newsletter are based on data i2i mined via publicly reported deals. Therefore, there may be some gaps in the data. Please feel free to send us additional information you may have so that we can make sure …

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i2i Insights Newsletter: Digital Pakistan policy, IT incentives and startups & we just launched the 101 startup legal guide of your dreams

Is the government really on board with an entrepreneurial Pakistan? and the legal startup guide of your dreams! Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! It’s been a big year for digital skills in Pakistan. As I write this piece the DigiSkills program, the federal governments bid to train 1 million Pakistanis “in the future of work” has just …

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i2i Insights Newsletter: The Pakistan Super League & how it intersects with the startup scene

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is widely hailed as one of the biggest events in Pakistan but it’s not just bringing cricket back to the country, it’s also creating space for startups and innovations in the space. Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! Let me just start off by saying CONGRATULATIONS (!) to all fellow Islamabad United fans. We won the Pakistan Super …

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