Author: KhurramZafar

Khurram Zafar is currently the Executive Director of the LUMS Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior roles include CIO at Lahore Stock Exchange and founding board member of Plan9 and innovation fellow at the Pakistan Innovation Foundation.
  1. Entrepreneurship
Ask prospective investors in Pakistan or Bangladesh for a $200K investment at $800K pre-money valuation and see the jaws drop. Most investors will question whether you and ‘that thing’ on your laptop is worth that much money. That’s a legitimate objection by anyone not used to valuing tech ventures, especially seed stage ventures that are […]

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