The State Bank of Pakistan has released their official numbers showing the actual size of the e-commerce market. Before delving into its analysis, let us first take a look at the numbers in full. Data Sources The two primary sources of the data are: Annual Performance Review (APR) 2016 – 2017 – Payment Systems – […]
Pakistan has witnessed exponential growth in the eCommerce arena over the past few years and since the launch of 3G services last year the time finally feels right for mass acceptance. The launch of the 3G and 4G services in Pakistan in July 2014 has led to the number of overall broadband users in the […]
We take a look at data regarding the state of Pakistan’s internet ecosystem.
With its startups considered to be “more hardcore technology than their Silicon Valley equivalents” Fadi Bishara of Blackbox VC believes that Pakistani entrepreneurs have tremendous potential. Pakistan’s startup community has gone through tremendous growth in the last year. Local startups have received funding from investors across the US and Europe and many have gone on […]
This weekly newsletter focuses on the most important new developments within Pakistan’s Technology Sector. To receive this newsletter on a weekly basis subscribe to our mailing list (no spam ever) or follow me on Twitter @adamdawood. Previous instalments of the newsletter can be found here. Schibsted Investing in Pakistan Most people have heard of OLX, they are the strongest comptitor in the […]
This weekly newsletter focuses on the most important new developments within Pakistan’s Technology Sector. To receive this newsletter on a weekly basis subscribe to our mailing list (no spam ever) or follow me on Twitter @adamdawood. Previous instalments of the newsletter can be found here. Peshawar Plays Host to the Digital Youth Summit Peshawar a city long feared […]
We follow all the latest information on payment systems in Pakistan and what are the most commonly used methods of payment.
Last week Plan9 began its selection process for its biannual incubation cycle. The 4th batch saw 1,800 teams apply out of whom 87 have been shortlisted to take part during their Launchpad event out of which just 20 teams will be invited to join the incubator. In addition to holding selection events in Karachi, Lahore […]
Pakistan now has 136 million mobile subscribers and 2 telcos will be launching 4G service later this year, while 3G services should be widely available by the end of this month. Telenor is also looking to start an online payment gateway under their EasyPaisa brand.
We look forward to the 3G auction just two days away and at the possible outcomes. The startup of the week is Savaree and ride sharing app built out of the civic hackathon in Lahore.