Top 7 Emerging Startups in Pakistan from 2019
Against all odds, Pakistan has finally emerged to be the leading country where ideas are turned into successful startups and fully grown businesses. As technology continues to become a major factor around our lives, many entrepreneurs in Pakistan have learned the art of making a blend of entrepreneurial ideas, technology, and innovations.
This blog lists the top seven emerging startups in Pakistan that are gaining widespread attention among consumers.
In the footwear industry, Oxygen Shoes is an Islamabad based leading startup that rejuvenates customer’s experience and lifestyle countrywide. By incorporating innovation, technology, and craftsmanship sophistication since 1999, Oxygen has positioned itself as the finest, highly-valued, and promising footwear brand in Pakistan. Online shoes shopping in Pakistan is easier now with Oxygen Shoes. From casual collections to joggers, dress shoes, slippers and handbags, Oxygen maintained a strong brand persona that guaranteed the intersection of style, comfort, durability, and elegance in its products.
Oxygen Shoes works with vigilance in the market, consistently watches out for new trends and emerging designs to bring a new taste to your shoes-palate. Apart from nationwide presence in major cities like Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, and Peshawar, Oxygen has also invested to the idea of business-expansion. Beyond brick-and-mortar, the startup has recently started gaining its footprints in the eCommerce landscape in Pakistan.
Customers can now save themselves time and hassle by ordering their favorite Oxygen’s shoes and other apparel online right from the comfort of their couches.
Based in Islamabad, The Desk is another emerging startup in the coworking space industry. While many traditional coworking space entities primarily focus on interior design and ambiance, TheDesk has invested in something more exciting, such as building a progressive community and fostering a collaborative working environment for the growing freelance market segment, budding entrepreneurs and startups enthusiasts.
Its strategic location, equipped with all amenities, professional diversity, and tailored space’s allocation as per member’s needs make it the best and highly recommended shared workspace in Islamabad. Typically, TheDesk tangible services for its members include; part-time disk, dedicated desk, shared workspace, private rental offices, executive suites, and small conference and meeting room for corporate retreats.
Golootlo is the latest established startup from the digital world in Pakistan. Partnered with several brands and merchandisers across the country, Golootlo with its digital app allows consumers to avail discounted prices while shopping online.
Launched in 2019, Airlift is an app-based transportation startup for rides booking and seat reservations in the local transit buses in Lahore and Karachi. Airlift lets transit buses operate on fixed routes, timings, and stops. A polite project of the Airlift was initially deployed in Lahore where it became a success. The target of 50,000 rides-booking was achieved within just five months of its operation. The company then expanded its services to Karachi. Airlift is growing in terms of new customer acquisition with a rapid face which is likely to become a successful venture in other cities.
Instakin actually liberates your family members back home from the hassle to stand in queues and manage time out of their busy schedules. The startup was founded out of the notion to minimize various complexities for Pakistani immigrants residing abroad. Instakin caters to the needs of people in many ways. For example, paperwork such as educational credentials verification, documentation related to legal proceedings, and other miscellaneous paperwork that oversees Pakistani immigrants usually requires back home.
Cheetay is a Pakistan-based online delivery service and logistic startups. Through Cheetay, customers can literally place an order for anything and receive it on their doorsteps. The startup seamlessly delivers gifts, food, books, medicines, shoes, cosmetics, garments, and groceries. Cheetay’s founder managed to attract U.S based investors and venture capitalists and raised investment worth $11.5 million. The startup is constantly expanding its services to new markets in Pakistan.
CarFirst is an online auction platform, founded out the idea to provide buyers and sellers the opportunity to easily bid, sell, and buy the perfect car with certification.
With rapid changes in technology and innovations, Pakistan has moved leaps and bounds to become a startup nation. To extend services delivery to the end-users, every emerging startup in Pakistan incorporates technology into its business model which improves customers’ experience and return on investment.