Congrats to SOSV-backed Dastgyr [https://www.linkedin.com/company/dastgyr/] on raising $37 million in Pakistan’s largest-ever Series A! William Bao Bean [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAAATEwBROiBhBpoQ5ZpTiyZZodAwZ_k-hg] Muhammad Owais [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAABG_6GIBWdGUzEnxJqvn2pKcycBwHMALuVc] Zohaib Ali [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAApz028BDfLWqCkiUzY_oCQIZBTFQx02xv4]
In Pakistan, most traditional retailers such as grocery stores currently meet 100 suppliers a week or physically browse different markets to stack its shelves. Dastgyr, which means helper, is a one-stop platform that connects retailers with multiple suppliers.
The company started 2 years ago and has been used by about 100,000 retailers in the 5 cities it operates. It plans to expand into 15 new markets in Pakistan and expand into a new country in 2022. The company continues to work relentlessly toward our vision of building an Alibaba for emerging markets worldwide, said co-founder Zohaib Ali [https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAApz028BDfLWqCkiUzY_oCQIZBTFQx02xv4].
Read more on Tech in Asia [https://www.linkedin.com/company/tech-in-asia/] at: https://lnkd.in/dY-q_zBS [https://lnkd.in/dY-q_zBS]
Well-done and huge congrats, Dastgyr!
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