6 Promising Startups in Pakistan
Groopic is a clever handy little app designed to incorporate the entire group of people onto a picture, the main idea reveals that the app allows the photographer to be in the photograph as well.
Pakistanis are parading ahead in almost all the fields. While the Indian and Pakistani governments are busy deliberating various issues, Pakistanis are marching ahead in the field of technology and with more determined, earnest and enthusiastic students joining the field almost every year, the standard level of startups and their number is multiplying. These startups are literally reshaping the way Pakistanis work and play. The young generation now with their extraordinary minds and innovative ideas are increasingly making in roads into technologically advanced ways towards success.
These are some startups that especially caught our attention with their brilliant work.
STARTUP NAME :- Convo
FOUNDERS :- Faizan Buzdar - CEO
FOUNDED IN :- April 2012
DESCRIPTION :- Starting from running a campaign, launching a new product or smashing the latest news story first, Convo has always been on supreme position and holds a secret weapon for getting more done. Convo has already helped 6,000 businesses including TechCrunch, CBS, Jones Lang LaSalle, The Next Web, and many others.
TRACTION :- The company recently attracted a $5 million investment from a very top tier venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. The recent market position of convo cannot be determined yet as the financial data is concealed. The firm claims to have a customer base of 6,000 in over 150 countries and a usage hoofprint of about 10% of fortune 500 companies.
STARTUP NAME :- Appography
FOUNDERS :- Omer Khan
DESCRIPTION :- Appography is an intersection of technology & arts to create real value for businesses, distributors & consumers. It is often noticed that people hanging on the line for ages listening to awful music. The Appography wants to get rid of wasting time by waiting on the line and has introduced customer service into the latest app,so that it is easy to navigate. By working in a well systemised manner ,the company not only saves time but also makes customer service more multimedia oriented so that the users can send in pictures or a sound clip of problems that provoke them to call the company’s helpline. This procedure helps the company representative to get better assistance by the users.
STARTUP NAME :- EatOye
FOUNDERS :- Nauman Sikandar , Rai Umair
FOUNDED IN :- May 2013
DESCRIPTION :- EatOye is an online takeaway food delivery and table booking service. This podium allows the customers to search for their favourite local take away restaurants and place orders online.
Currently the company is operating in 13 cities of Pakistan and is serving the customers in a well
organised way. In the early days the company only covered KFC , Subway and Domino’s but over these 2-3 years they have augmented upto covering 700 restaurants and local stores in its directory. In order to maintain the same level with the other sites the company started offering restaurant reservation options also.
TRACTION :- Till now the company has invited around 400,000 visitors to more than 1000 restaurants online every month . Moreover EatOye services are available through a user friendly website as well as fast functioning mobile app for Android and iOS devices.
STARTUP NAME :- PopinJay
FOUNDERS :- Saba Gul (CEO & Founder)
FOUNDED IN :- 2013
DESCRIPTION :- PopinJay, one of a kind fashion that combines lavish craftsmanship and ethical business. Individually handmade in pakistan with love and care, they represent many items that often connect you with the ancient craft techniques and bringing the essence of purity in the products. Saba the co-founder of the company dreams to create PopinJay as a brand that sells stunning products that are also making the world a better place. The company wants to connect indigenous craft to global markets and also to connect the makers of products to their consumers . With splendid reputation, strong PR and tremendous media team and a blend of talented designers ,this startup introduces wide range of its products into the world of Pakistan.
STARTUP NAME:- Groopic
FOUNDERS :- Ali Rehan (CEO & Co- founder)
FOUNDED IN :- 2012
DESCRIPTION :- Groopic is a clever handy little app designed to incorporate the entire group of people onto a picture, the main idea reveals that the app allows the photographer to be in the photograph as well. The app flawlessly integrates the two different pics into a picture showing all the group members.Eyedeus Labs, the company behind Groopic, is a specialist in developing computer vision technologies for smartphones. Groopic was the first product introduced by the company which received a lot of media coverage in local as well as international press including CNN and TechCrunch. This team has not only worked hard on their products but has also developed technology to solve the problem for the content producers and publishers to monetize the video content through non- intrusive advertisements.
TRACTION :- Groopic has also won the best startup award at Lahore University of management (LUMS) where the actual idea was conceived. The company had a lot of offers from multiple parties, a couple of them were introduced by LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship, but decided to take the offer from KIMA VENTURES because this provided best overall value addition to the company aside from the capital injection.
STARTUP NAME :- Travly
FOUNDERS :- Shahmir Khan , Talaal burny , Mehmood Ali
FOUNDED IN :- January 2014
DESCRIPTION :- Travly is an idea perceived by a group of final year students at Beaconhouse National University. Travly is a platform for all ground transportation and logistics needs . Initially ,the company focuses on catering to the bus users. The company single-handedly digitized the entire city of Lahore which consisted of over 1100 bus stops and 30 different bus routes.After digitizing Lahore, the company expanded to 6 other surrounding cities and that grabbed the attention of Lahore Transport Company, which led to signing our first MoU with LTC, enabling the company to show live arrival timing of the nearby buses to our users.
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