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Faisal Aftab

Managing Partner & Executive Director - Lakson VC, Co-Founder MTV Pakistan; Early Investor: BTC🚀LTC🚀ETH🚀XRP, Bookme.pk, KnowledgePlatform.pk, MandiExpress.pk, Bagallery.pk, Roomy.pk, Mediamorph, Medicast, Apptimize, Arcus, SendHUB. LP 500 Startups

Faisal is currently the Managing Partner & Executive Director of Lakson Venture Capital (Lakson VC), a Pre-Series A Institutional VC Fund backed by the Lakson Group and other leading local business families. Lakson VC is focused on Pakistan based opportunities where technology can be leveraged to enable, enhance and disrupt existing business models or create new ones.

With an MBA degree from Oxford University, joint Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Michigan State University USA, and close to two decades of experience as an investor, entrepreneur and executive in diversified industries, Faisal Aftab is a veteran in his field. He has been employed by, or acted as an advisor to several public and private sector corporations as well as the Government of Pakistan.

Prior to leading Lakson VC, Faisal held the roles of Executive Vice President at Intel Capital backed CloudStream, a Silicon Valley-based technology company; Co-Founder & Executive Director Indus TV and MTV Networks International's Pakistan franchise (MTV Pakistan); Vice President of the New York-based financial services and wealth management firm, National Financial Partners; and a Management Consultant at Deloitte, where he advised a portfolio of asset management, broker dealer and investment banking clients.

Faisal has been an investor in Hedge Funds, Venture Capital Funds and an active Angel Investor for over 15 years. Faisal is a limited partner of the Silicon Valley-based Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups; and Board Member of Bookme.pk, KnowledgePlatform.com, MandiExpress.pk, Bagallery.pk and Roomy.pk


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Board Seats

Bookme.pk

Board Member, Apr 2019 - Present
Bookme Tickets (Private) Limited

KnowledgePlatform.pk

Board Member, Sept 2019 - Present
Knowledge Platform (Private) Limited

MandiExpress.pk

Board Member, Feb 2020 - Present
Mandi Express (Private) Limited

Bagallery.pk

Board Member, Sept 2020 - Present
Bagallery (Private) Limited

Roomy.pk

Board Member, Sept 2020 - Present
Roomy Hotels (Private) Limited


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