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Umair Sheikh is a serial entrepreneur, investor, startup coach and the founder of Arazi Ventures (Private) Limited. He has a diverse business experience and has established/managed several brick and mortar businesses over the last 15 years. Umair is the brains behind NEST and ARAZI.PK, two of the most innovative real estate startups in Pakistan. NEST is an online matchmaking service that connects, facilitates and enables users to collectively buy properties by pooling their resources.
ARAZI, a C2C real estate database has been pegged as "one of the companies to lead the next wave of disruption in the tech space" by Sahil Aurora and was also a nominee for the prestigious Red Herring Asia Top 100 Award. Arazi was also the only Pakistani startup to exhibit at the first RISE Conference in Hong Kong.
Umair is very passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and he mentors aspiring entrepreneurs on a regular basis. He is actively involved with several local and international organisations including Startup Grind, GEN and Mosiac Enterprise Challenge (Prince's Trust).
Zohaib is a passion driven Entrepreneur and a technology enthusiast since childhood. He has been part of a top university based incubator Encubator in Europe. Zohaib has also been part of few tech startups in Sweden. Being an IT consultant for over 10 years, Zohaib helped many companies develop their software products. Zohaib holds BSc in Software Engineering from University of Gothenburg and MSc in Entrepreneurship and Business Design from Chalmers University of Technology.