Alumni of The Nest i/o “Sheops” Signs Investment Deal with Arpatech Technology Ventures

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Sheops, a peer-to-peer online marketplace for women that was part of the first cohort of technology businesses to graduate out of The Nest i/o, P@SHA’s Tech Incubator, has signed a deal to become part of Arpatech Technology Ventures. The investment deal was signed between Founder and CEO of Sheops, Nadia Patel Gangjee and the Founder of Arpatech, Jamal Khan. Jehan Ara, President of P@SHA and Big Bird of The Nest i/o, was also present at the signing ceremony.

 

Sheops is a marketplace and online community for women that enables them to buy, sell and make friends online on a secure, women-only platform. Nadia has been running Sheops as a Facebook Group for around 2 years now, and the group has over 13,000 members and a massive fan following on Facebook. The platform allows women pursuing a business initiative to get recognition and clients while sitting at home and also allows ladies to sell things lying around their home thus turning items lying in their closet into cash. Sheops is now being launched as a secure online website for women only, which will make it easier for sellers and buyers to connect with the right audience without compromising on their security.

 

According to Jehan Ara, Big Bird of The Nest i/o where Nadia first got connected to Jamal Khan and got feedback from mentors and industry experts, The Nest i/o is giving an opportunity to emerging entrepreneurs. “This is a proud moment for us at The Nest i/o as our startups are getting the recognition and success they truly deserve. We induct only the best tech startups with the most potential and this investment deal between Nadia and Arpatech is a prime example of how far these startups can go when they work hard and are guided by the best mentors and experts in the industry. Nadia is a passionate and hardworking individual who will go far. With this investment she can hire the right people, market her startup adequately and take her venture to the next level.”

 

Arpatech Technology Ventures is home to some of the best e-commerce businesses making waves in the industry, including EatOye! that was later acquired by Foodpanda, Forrun and Tazamart. Under Arpatech and Jamal’s guidance, Sheops is all set to expand and reach out to more women entrepreneurs and home based sellers looking for a secure platform to launch their services.

 

About Sheops

Sheops.com is Pakistan’s first women’s marketplace and community that connects women to buy, sell, share ideas and profit from the market. The marketplace caters to individual/commercial sellers and buyers, as well as aspiring women entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business.

For more information about Sheops, watch this video or contact nadia@sheops.com

 

About The Nest i/o

The Nest i/o is a technology incubator in Pakistan, a community hub launched by the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) with global partners Google for Entrepreneurs and Samsung, and through a supporting grant from the US State Department. The Nest i/o provides budding entrepreneurs with space, infrastructure, facilities and knowledge sessions as well as access to a network of mentors and potential investors. The Nest i/o’s mission is to blaze the trail for the next generation of entrepreneurs in Pakistan.

For more information about The Nest i/o, please email Jehan Ara at president@pasha.org.pk

About Arpatech

Arpatech Technology Ventures (ATV), is the venture arm spun out of Arpatech Private Limited, one of Pakistan’s leading technology company. ATV looks to invest in dynamic teams operating around areas of e-commerce. By combining high performance teams, with the operating discipline, digital and technical capabilities of Arpatech, these companies look to outperform local and regional markets in their domains. ATV’s current portfolio is the largest collection of e-commerce and technology companies in Pakistan. ATV’s assets include Forrun, Jambo, TazaMart, Sheops, TripKar, among other ventures.

 

For more information visit http://www.arpatechventures.com

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