Pakistan: a G20 country by 2030s

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When we hear the term “investment’’ we often go in circles thinking about what kinds of options are on the plate because it is automatically assumed that an investment means a return on whatever you’ve invested in. However, it is most often the minor details we tend to overlook in any investment process.

In order to seek clarity, we decided to bring on board the expert himself. The man behind 500 startups, Deloitte, and most importantly Lakson Venture Investments Capital (LIVC). Faisal Aftab has paved the way for some of the business setups in…

success is simply found inside!

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Insurance in general is one of the most underrated and misunderstood concepts around us, from the mechanics of how it works to its actual value, its most often alien to many. However, we received the opportunity to receive valuable insights from a highly intelligent overseas personality who restructured the meaning of insurance across the United States and North America which has greatly added value to the face of Pakistan. Since the late 80’s and early 90’s Jeewanjee has been deeply entrenched in the insurance sector and has generated value in millions across the board in…

here’s how this year contributed to our growth!

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This year has been one of the most unique years for many of us globally. Who would have thought that the entire world would become a victim of a global pandemic, bringing everything to halt? The environment suddenly changed from a chaotic scape to a land of stillness. We stopped using cars for a bit and the air quality improved. We suddenly experienced a further lack of imports and grocery store shelves were emptying out as fast as ever. We got so paranoid that we could contract the coronavirus that we automatically…

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~Saint Augustine

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Pakistan is one of the few blessed countries in the world gifted with diverse cultures and immense natural beauty, it is a heaven for any thrill-seeking and nature-loving travel enthusiast. So much so that Traveler by Conde Nast ranked Pakistan #1 as the ‘best holiday destination’ for 2021.

Pakistan earns around 2.3 percent of its GDP from tourism, which goes to show that Pakistan’s untapped potential is promising. As a result of this, the once-neglected tourism industry is now experiencing a boom. …

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“If I can do it, then every girl can do it”

The latest edition of the daftarkhwan fireside chat was wrapped up by these words of wisdom by none other than the co-founder of Bagallery, Mina Salman. The session was a perfect ying yang as it was hosted by the Managing Partner of SiddySays, the super talented, fashionista and digital creator: Amna Niazi.

For those of you who are not familiar with Bagallery here’s a quick brief for you: Bagallery is known to be the game changer for Pakistan’s e-commerce industry of fashion and beauty. The idea came into being…

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“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” — Chinese Proverb

Pakistan, the land of the pure is now the 6th most populous country in the world with a population of over 200 million people and with its current growth rate, it is expected to double up near 2050.

Still a young nation, with an abundantly high population of most of its individuals being under the age of 25, Pakistan has one of the highest number of out of school children…

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Speed dating also known as “breakout meetings” are becoming increasingly popular day by day.

These meetings consist of 15–20 minutes of one on one meetings between startups and investors, where startups get the chance to pitch their business to multiple renowned investors in the hope of finding their ‘perfect match’.

Through speed dating, startups not only in Pakistan but around the world get a chance to interact with local and international investors. …

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The year 2020 has been a roller-coaster ride for everyone: bushfires in Australia, blast in Lebanon and lastly, the covid — 19, something that we’re still struggling with or will have to for the next couple of years, if not for the rest of our lives.

Most of us can picture our lock-down with unwanted zoom meetings, deciding between getting ready for office calls or being in pajamas all day, maintaining work — life balance, gaining a few pounds and with that being isolated for months, without any human interaction.

Now when things have started to move in the right…

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Daftarkhwan recently hosted the fourth iteration of the ‘VC Exchange’ (VCX) in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The purpose of VCX was to bring forth the creme de la creme of the startup ecosystem and match them with angel investors and venture capital firms investing in Pakistani startups.

The VCX hosted a total of 32 one-on-one investor meetings conducted over a span of 3 hours.

The event was hosted virtually and daftarkhwan selected 10 startups and connected them with most sought — after investors of the Pakistani startup ecosystem.

Investors represented were I2I Ventures, Walled City Ventures, Sarmayacar, Zayn…

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‘W.T.F.’, I believe, are the three magical letters of the alphabet that would most appropriately describe this palette of emotions we are experiencing at the present moment. This calamity of biblical proportions is unprecedented for us. As normal as the subject is for Hollywood, there is no framework, no playbook and no ‘7 things you can do to float through the pandemic’ to manage yourself and your business through COVID-19. And, much like anything else, hope is in short & intermittent supply.

Every day brings stories of warriors armed with compassion, love & unadulterated human spirit that inspire us infinitely…

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