The Nest i/o Startup “Investor Lounge” Gets Investment from Arpatech Technology Ventures

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Investor Lounge, a startup from the first batch of P@SHA’s Tech Incubator The Nest i/o, have signed an investment deal with Arpatech Technology Ventures. Co-founders Baqar Abbas Jafri, Sennen Desouza and Hammad Ali Hashmi were present at the signing ceremony at the office of Arpatech, alongside Founder Arpatech Jamal Khan and Jehan Ara, President of P@SHA and Big Bird of The Nest i/o.

ARPATECH has taken a non-controlling stake in Investor Lounge at an undisclosed six-digit dollar valuation.

Investor Lounge is an information platform that empowers people with the education and information they require to make better financial decisions for their family’s prosperity. According to Baqar Abbas Jafri, CEO of Investor Lounge, “Investor Lounge is an effort driven by years of industry expertise, gathering feedback and actively observing industry trends. We are focused on providing timely and accurate financial information about stocks, mutual funds, commodities, fixed income investment instruments and other investment schemes in Pakistan.”

Investor Lounge competed in P@SHA ICT Awards 2015 held in Lahore, and emerged as runners-up in the startup category. They were also a part of the official P@SHA delegation that went to APICTA 2015 in Colombo, and received positive feedback and praise from the judging panel.

Jehan Ara, who heads The Nest i/o where the team was incubated and received mentoring talked about the passion and talent of the team that she strongly feels is bound to take them places. “It gives me great pleasure that the young but mature team at Investor Lounge have found the right platform to take their initiative forward. The product has tremendous potential and is a perfect fit for anyone looking to grow their savings and investments. Being associated with Arpatech Technology Ventures will only help the company move ahead faster.”

Some of the noteworthy e-commerce businesses under Arpatech Technology Ventures are Forrun, Textualy, Tazamart and EatOye! which was later acquired by Foodpanda, Rocket Internet. Investor Lounge is the second startup from The Nest i/o to formally sign a deal with Arpatech.

About Investor Lounge

Investor Lounge is a financial technology company developing online solutions to help investors make better financial decisions. They empower investors with education, financial information and online financial guidance to help them save and invest wisely.

For more information about Investor Lounge, watch this video or contact baqar@finspire.co

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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