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2021 Line-Up

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Mashhood Rastgar

Sastaticket.pk

Mashhood
Rastgar

Sastaticket.pk

Mashhood leads the engineering team at Sastaticket.pk. He specializes in using the latest web technologies available to develop the best travel platform in the country. He is also an active developer community member, is currently serving as a Google Developer Expert and is speaking at several international conferences during the year.

Issa Aghabi

Access Bridge Ventures

Issa
Aghabi

Access Bridge Ventures

Issa’s career has focused on finance and investments for the past 17+ years with a focus on Venture Capital. He started his career in investment banking and transitioned into the MENA Venture Capital space in 2006 as a founding member of Accelerator technologies, one of the first venture funds in the Arab world.  He has since occupied numerous roles that include M&A consultant at Yahoo!, Head of Investment at N2V – a regional Venture Builder, and Head of Investments and Venture Capital at twofour54.  Prior to establishing Access Bridge Ventures, Issa headed IFC’s Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Europe’s venture investments both from a Direct and Indirect (accelerators and fund of fund) perspective. His track record includes, having invested in 65+ direct and indirect investment deals (from $100K to $25M per transaction), managed over $150m in MENA Venture funds, launched the UAE’s first Accelerator, fullly exited 6+ MENA based deals, supported with 2 IPOs and much more. Issa now the founder and managing partner of Access Bridge Ventures,  A leading  early state MEPAP focused Venture Fund.

Monis Rahman

Naseeb Networks

Monis
Rahman

Naseeb Networks

CEO & Founder Naseeb Networks

Asad khan

Medznmore

Asad
khan

Medznmore

CEO at MEDZnMORE

Muhammad Fahad Tanveer

Edkasa

Muhammad
Fahad
Tanveer

Edkasa

Muhammad Fahad Tanveer is the Co-Founder and CEO at Edkasa. Prior to Edkasa, Fahad built a strong foundation in marketing, sales, and commercial operations working with organizations that include Nestle, Telenor, AkzoNobel, and P&G. He is an alumnus of Lahore University of Management Sciences (BSc. ’06 and MBA ’10) and Harvard University (ALM ’16).

Rabeel Warraich

Sarmayacar

Rabeel
Warraich

Sarmayacar

Rabeel is the Founder/CEO of Sarmayacar – the largest early stage VC firm focused on Pakistan – and a Kauffman Fellow. Prior to this, Rabeel worked with Morgan Stanley and GIC after gaining his education from MIT and Oxford University.
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