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The AgTech space & lay of the land in Pakistan

AgTech is on the rise and investor interest globally in agriculture is at its peak, but can Pakistan leverage technology to help the industry leapfrog? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! If you were to ask me about one of the most significant trends worldwide, and in Pakistan, over the last couple of years I’d point to is an increased …

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The Curious Case of Black/White Friday in the Pakistani E-commerce Space & Is Daraz.pk really being acquired by Alibaba?

Are Pakistan’s e-commerce platforms really winning as big as they claim on Black/White Fridays? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! Black Friday sales are always a time that paint an extremely rosy picture of the promised land thats e-commerce. If one were to read the coverage of the event, one would believe that all big players broke all …

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The Need for Real Customer Insights & What We Learned from Pakistan’s Coffee Drinking Population

Customer research and validation are critical to growth but are we doing it right? Hello friends, colleagues and co-conspirators! During an investor panel at 021Disrupt earlier this month Fares Ghandour, Partner at Wamda Capital gave some advice to Pakistani entrepreneurs that I believe was particularly pertinent: “Make your investors look dumb.” In other words, an entrepreneur should know …

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Why startups fail, the mistakes that kill them & how to avoid this fate

Why do startups fail and what can we do to address the challenges that lead them to that point? Hello friends, colleagues and co-consiprators! This issue we’re going off the deep-end and examining a concept that traditionally makes us very uncomfortable – failure! We’ve looked back at the archives at some of the i2i companies …

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