The year 2021 has been great in terms of technologies and start-ups. People in Pakistan, especially the youth, are more inclined towards starting their own business. This is an effort that needs to be appreciated especially because, in times like these, our youth is working on beneficial projects for the environment and the people in general.
In all honesty, the idea is to help people; and because this effort has to be applauded, we complied a list of 7 Best start-ups of 2021. Here is a list of them:
Airlift express originally started in 2019, is an app that promises efficient semi-public transportation especially for the middle class. They reworked their strategy towards delivering essential household items to your doorstep in under 45 minutes after the pandemic hit. The idea of Airlift Express is to save people the time and the hassle of having to go out for little things. Furthermore, it is also more environmentally friendly because fewer automobiles will be used. They also raised $110m for their venture financing.
The aim of GrocerApp is to deliver quality products efficiently at lower prices. They also raised $5.2 million in Series A round by a Dubai-based investment company. However, this app is only available in Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi. With effective marketing and reach they are seen advertising on major platforms and working well with their intended audience.
A wholesale service provider app – Tajir is a one-of-a-kind service. They want to provide quality products to vendors while saving their time. In their own words, ‘Stores overpay for inventory, fail to get stock when they need it and suffer lower incomes. Meanwhile, suppliers miss out on sales from eager customers.’ Tajir has come a long way in solving problems for the modern ‘tajir’. Tajir takes a process that took a dozen hours every week and reduces it to a few minutes. Suppliers can sell to stores directly through Tajir, enjoying greater sales at higher margins with zero additional investment.
Cheetay – a delivery app. They have over 2000+ vendors registered with them and promise to deliver your requested items efficiently. Their mantra is to spoil customers with value, choice, and convivence to ensure a reputation based on trust and reliability. Tou phir aap bhi kahengey, kia chahiye?
Sadapay is a money management program designed to ease money management for both domestic and international payments. The aim is to provide ease in payments of all modes – E-shopping, Freelancing, and Online business. To open an account is also very easy. All one has to do is register via the app and apply for the card without charges. They also claim “SadaPay can be complementary to Payoneer or Skrill, but SadaPay is based in Pakistan and can offer some advantages. We charge no fee to receive our debit card. Also, we can offer much better exchange rates to PKR. Also, many ATMs charge extra fees for foreign debit cards. Your SadaPay card will have 3 free cash withdrawals per month at any ATMs in Pakistan.” The possibilities and usage of SadaPay sound very promising and we are hoping that it reaches the heights it truly deserves.
Bykea is an app-based bike service, which is more predominantly used for intercity travel, and delivery. The prices are meager, and customers can commute from one place to another without any issue. People also use this app to deliver their goods as business or otherwise. This could be for all sorts of home-based businesses. “Bykea Tou Samjho Tumne Bhai Kia” is what they claim and their service seems so as well, friendly people doing friendly business.
Dawaai is a Pakistan home delivery medicinal service. The aim is to provide Authentic, Reliable, Convenient medicines at your doorsteps. This start-up is of a different kind and helps the general public in their times of need! Going to a hospital or pharmacies for that matter seems risky business, Dawaai claims to reinvent the concept of retail pharmacy by taking authentic medicines to patients’ doorstep as quickly as possible.
Bagallery Honorary Mention:
Bagallery is an ecommerce destination for all Fashion fanatics. They have a mix variety of imported and local brands for all their customers. People can very easily go to their website, and select the product they like. All they then have to do is order that and receive their parcels without going out. They certainly deserve all the praise for this smart initiative.