Invest2Innovate is committed to supporting startup communities in growth markets.

We've been a pioneer in the Pakistan startup ecosystem since 2011 & have expanded our work to support players in the region.


At Invest2Innovate, we have built an amazing community of mentors, investors, partners, and friends who make what we do in Pakistan possible. As Brad Feld, the co-founder of Techstars, wrote in Startup Communities, “Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers; if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners.”

We are passionate about developing the life cycle for entrepreneurs – from partnering with incubators and startups competitions that produce ideas that can be fed into the Invest2Innovate pipeline, to working with local and international investors who our entrepreneurs can access for future funding. We want to see success stories emerge from growth markets like Pakistan, which means collaborating with all stakeholders in the startup ecosystem to better support the growth of these companies. It also speaks to the growth of our own work since 2011, and how we take an ecosystem-based approach in how we operate.


Kalsoom Lakhani

Founder and Partner, i2i Ventures

Merai Syed


Ambareen Baig

Head of Insights

Hamza Masud

Business &
Operations Lead

Sidra Amin

Programs and Partnerships Lead

Duaa Asif

Jr. Lead Marketing and Communications

Armeen Ruhail Khan


Sarwat Rattani

Lead Special Projects

Umar Farooq


Ibrahim Iftikhar

Research Analyst

Minahil Zaidi

Research Fellow

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