Kalsoom Lakhani was interviewed by Rest of World on the increase in momentum in investment in Pakistani startups in 2021, as well as the current outlook on how investment strategy is expected to change with respect to Pakistan.
Abhi raises $17M in their Series A round, which i2i Ventures participated in.
i2i's research & Kalsoom were featured for a piece on the Pakistan startup space.
Truck It In has raised $13 million in early-stage funding from GFC, Fatima Gobi, Zayn Capital & i2i Ventures.
i2i Ventures leads Metric's $900K pre-seed round, with participation from Ratio Ventures, Kinnow Ventures & Outliers.
Truck It In recently raised $13 million in seed funding in a round including i2i Ventures and led by Global Founders Capital and Fatima Gobi Ventures.
CreditBook raised $11 million in pre-Series A fundingin a round including i2i Ventures and led by Tiger Global.
Investments in Pakistani startups in 2021 surpass those in the previous six years combined, led by both international and domestic investors.
Interviewed by Sarah Chen of "Billion Dollar Moves", Kalsoom lakhani and Misbah Naqvi discuss the trend in rising startup valuations in Pakistan, the degree of innovation of the companies in question, and exit strategies.
Tazah Technologies raised $6.5 million in pre-seed funding in a round including i2i Ventures and led by Fatima Gobi Ventures and Vibe Capital.
Tazah Technologies raised $2 million in pre-seed funding led by investors including i2i Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Zayn Capital, Ratio Ventures, and Walled City Co.
Oraan has raised $3 million in funding from investors including i2i Ventures, Zayn Capital and Wavemaker Partners.
CreditBook raised $1.5 million in seed funding, partially from i2i Ventures, and led by BitRate VC and VentureSouq.
Abhi raised $2 million in seed funding from investors including i2i Ventures, Vostok Emerging Finance, Sarmayacar, Village Global, Zayn Capital, and Portman Willis.
Cofounders and General Partners Kalsoom Lakhani and Misbah Naqvi are interviewed on their experiences with and vision for the Pakistani startup ecosystem.
i2i Ventures, through its policy of gender parity in invesment deals, is working to ensure equal opportunity for founders in one of the world's largest untapped markets.
The recent increase in optimism (largely from foreign investors) with regard to Pakistani startups has been met by a corresponding increase in skepticism regarding their resultant increase in valuation.
Edkasa raised $320,000 in a pre-seed funding round led by i2i Ventures.
Kalsoom Lakhani and Misbah Naqvi were interviewed for Dawn on the burgeoning Pakistani startup landscape and the mission of i2i Ventures.
The event "How to Invest in Pakistan: Launch of the Early Stage Investors Guide" marked the debut of said guide, co-authored by Kalsoom Lakhani.
Misbah Naqvi served as a panelist for the event "Investor Panel: Bigger Bets" at 021Disrupt 2020.
TelloTalk raised $1.6 million in seed funding from a series of Pakistani and international investors.