A single WhatsApp group named Paklaunch, founded by Aly Fahd in Silicon Valley on April 29, 2020 to explore investment opportunities in Pakistani startups and to mentor Pakistani founders, has grown from seven original members to a thriving global community of 300K+ distinguished Pakistanis.
These people are spread across the globe and aligned on the 2023 vision to build Pakistan in the top 10 tech ecosystems in the world.
Paklaunch members include unicorn founders, investors from across the globe, and professionals from some of the top firms.
They have conducted 300+ events, conducted numerous training, helped 80+ startups raise over $80 million and held three large tech conferences in the last 30 months.
The group is now hosting the premier exclusive Paklaunch UnConference’23 on January 25-26 in Dubai, where the top 50 startups from Pakistan, several major family offices/ conglomerates and Pakistan-based VCs will meet the most active emerging market tech investors.
“This is not a typical tech event and the goal over two days is to facilitate friendships and to help build bonds,” said a press release.
During the conference, all attendees are expected to participate in discussions and not spend much time listening to lectures or presentations.
This is Paklaunch’s second Unconference after the Silicon Valley event held in June 2022, where 52 Pakistani startup founders flew into Silicon Valley and met 95 investors. There were confirmed 19 investment deals that...
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