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The Week in Pakistan (24th Feb – 2nd Mar)

This weekly newsletter is about the most important news regarding developments within Pakistan’s Technology Sector. To receive this newsletter on a weekly basis subscribe to our mailing list or follow me on Twitter (@adamdawood). Previous installments of the newsletter can be found here. JumpStart Pakistan JumpStart Pakistan held its launch on Saturday. 5 Startups presented their […]

The Week in Pakistan (17th-23rd Feb)

This is the second edition of our weekly newsletter about the most important news regarding developments within Pakistan’s Technology Sector. To receive this newsletter on a weekly basis subscribe to our mailing list on the right hand side or follow me on Twitter (@adamdawood). The first instalment of this newsletter can be seen here. 3G/4G Auction […] comes up with a way to bypass YouTube block

This article was originally published by the author on TechinAsia YouTube has been banned in Pakistan since September 2012, when a trailer for Sam Bacile’scontroversial film The Innocence of Muslims appeared on the site. The ban on YouTube was supposed to be lifted a few months ago, but it has not yet materialized. The founders of, a Pakistani […]

Pakistan Government-Backed Incubator Seeds Local Investor Appetite

This article was originally published on TechCrunch by Mahesh Sharma. Ali Rehan and his university cohorts had just won Pakistan’s Startup Weekend hackathonwhen they decided to quit their PhD research project to build a photography app. Weeks later they were offered a $100,000 investment for 60 percent equity in Eyedeus, as their fledgling startup is called. The […]

StartUp Cup Rocks Pakistan

This article first appeared on TechinAsia and is authored by Khurram Zafar. Khurram is a technology entrepreneur and investor formerly based in the Silicon Valey, now in Pakistan. He’s also a board member of the Plan9 Technology Incubator, visiting faculty for entrepreneurship at Information Technology University, adviser to the government of Punjab, and a securities […]

Rocket Internet Launches 2 More Startups in Pakistan

Originally Posted by TechinAsia Rocket Internet, the German incubator with companies all over the globe, is upping its resources in Pakistan with the recent launch of two local companies, EasyTaxi Pakistan and Zamudi. It means Rocket Internet now has a total of five online ventures running in Pakistan. Readers should be familiar with EasyTaxi, as the app has […]

Pakistan’s Startup Ecosystem Has So Much Potential (INFOGRAPHIC)

For the full article please visit TechinAsia Many thanks to our contributors who helped so willingly in creating this infographic. Faizan Laghari – Mini Ventures Farzal Dojki – NextGenI Imran Moinuddin – NexDegree Usama Shahid Khan – Cloud9 Startups Samir Saleem – Hybrid Signals Babar Khan – Uty Oye Shaun Gibson – Techhub Manchester Monis Rahman – […]

Pakistan, the Next Frontier for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Pakistan Internet

This article originally published in TechinAsia The internet industry in Pakistan is currently at an extremely exciting point, and the outlook for local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists is strong in the mid to long run. Being the sixth largest country in the world in terms of population, Pakistan has an ever-expanding internet base which currently stands at […]

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