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13 Best Startups in Pakistan

Pakistan is home to hundreds of startups and you can find the best 13 in this article.

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Have you ever wondered who is on the list of companies with the highest growth rates in Pakistan?

You’re not alone.

There are hundreds of companies in this country, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

We've decided to take a deep dive and put together a list containing 13 fast-growing startups in Pakistan that have top-tier venture capital funding.


13 Startups in Pakistan

1) Tajir

1) Tajir

Tajir is a business-to-business platform for small businesses.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Babar Khan, Ismail Khan
  • Industries: B2B, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Retail
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $18,950,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 22

You can find their website here.

2) GrocerApp

2) GrocerApp

GrocerApp is a low-cost online grocery store that allows customers to order products from a variety of categories and have them delivered right to their door.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Ahmad Saeed, Hassaan Sadiq, Rai Bilal
  • Industries: Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Grocery, Marketplace, Online Portals, Shopping
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $6,200,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

3) Dawaai

3) Dawaai

Dawaai is a digital health platform that includes an online pharmacy network and generic pharmaceuticals.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Furquan Kidwai
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Health Care, Internet, mHealth, Pharmaceutical
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $9,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

4) Finja

4) Finja

Finja is a financial services platform that provides professionals and SMEs with payment, loan, and collection services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Monis Rahman, Qasif Shahid, Umer Munawar
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, Lending, Mobile Payments, Payments
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $24,547,936
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

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5) Salesflo

5) Salesflo

Salesflo is a business-to-business platform that allows retailers to place orders directly with manufacturers, wholesalers, and authorized distributors.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Naveed Memon, Sharoon Saleem, Syed Khurram Haider, Yasir Suleman Memon
  • Industries: B2B, Crowdsourcing, E-Commerce, Logistics
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: PKR518,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

6) Daraz.pk

6) Daraz.pk

Daraz is an online retailer that sells branded clothing, footwear, apparel, jewelry, and accessories for men and women.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Ahmed Khan, Farees Shah, Muhammad Ahsan Raza, Muneeb Maayr
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Fashion, Shopping
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $55,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

7) Bykea

7) Bykea

Bykea is a social impact app that saves clients time and money by providing INSTANT transport and courier services.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Muneeb Maayr
  • Industries: Classifieds, Courier Service, Local Shopping, Ride Sharing
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $18,700,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

8) KASB Securities

8) KASB Securities

KTrade takes the fuss out of investing. Anyone and everyone can do it because it is simple and convenient.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Karachi
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ali Farid Khwaja
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Stock Exchanges
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $4,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

9) Cheetay

9) Cheetay

Cheetay is Pakistan's fastest-growing NOW-Commerce platform, with five verticals to choose from.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Ahmed Khan
  • Industries: Delivery, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Logistics
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $11,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

10) SadaPay

10) SadaPay

In Pakistan, SadaPay is a "neobank."

Details of the startup:

  • City: Islamabad
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Brandon Timinsky
  • Industries: Banking, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $9,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

11) TAG

11) TAG

TAG is Pakistan's first digital bank.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Islamabad
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Talal Ahmad Gondal
  • Industries: Financial Services
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $5,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

12) Zameen.com

12) Zameen.com

Zameen is Pakistan-specific software that assists people in navigating the real estate market.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Imran Ali Khan, Zeeshan Ali Khan
  • Industries: Online Portals, Property Management, Real Estate
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $31,100,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

13) CarFirst

13) CarFirst

CarFirst is a marketplace in Pakistan for selling secondhand vehicles quickly. WE BUY CARS AT CarFirst.com.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Lahore
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Raja Murad Khan
  • Industries: Automotive, Classifieds
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $89,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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