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Investments

24

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

1

About Telenor Velocity

Telenor Velocity is an accelerator program that helps startups go to market by giving the selected startups access to the full width and breadth of Telenor's scale, assets, solutions, and experiences to help entrepreneurs grow their companies.

Telenor Velocity Headquarter Location

Paris Plaza, 38

Islamabad,

Pakistan

(051) 111 345 700

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Latest Telenor Velocity News

Telenor Velocity Startup ‘Digi Khata’ Raises $2 Million in Seed Funding

Jul 8, 2021

Digi Khata, a Faisalabad-based fintech, and part of Telenor Pakistan’s digital accelerator program, Velocity, has raised an investment of $2 million. Launched early last year, the startup has already gained over a million users in Pakistan. It offers a complete financial check and balance solution for small and micro businesses to digitally maintain their accounts and ledgers. ALSO READ Digi Khata application’s unique insight into Pakistani business has already earned it $2 million from China’s MSA Capital, UAE’s Shorooq Partners, SOSV, and several other angel investors. Founded by Adnan Aslam in 2020, Digi Khata helps Pakistani micro, small and medium enterprises to save time and reduce trade credit losses by assisting them to remember and recover it faster through automated alerts. Having identified the need for reliable mobile accounting, Adnan Aslam built Digi Khata with the ambition to digitalize Pakistan’s limited and micro-businesses by providing them easy, user-friendly access to their ledgers at their fingertips, and make better-informed decision making. Designed to foster an environment of innovation and collaboration, Telenor Velocity has been credited with enabling Pakistan’s tech startups to break new ground in digital product and service offerings, scaling them to great heights. Launched in 2016, the accelerator has to date conducted 6 cohorts, with 32 graduated startups, 4+ pilot runs, and $40,000 pilot investment. ALSO READ Chief Operating Officer Telenor Pakistan Khurrum Ashfaque said on the occasion: To see a company that has been a part of our innovative and startup network grow in a short time is a feeling of great satisfaction and pride. The immediate success of Digi Khata is proof of the effectiveness of hard work and dedication, mixed with the right guidance and resources by Velocity. I’m sure this is only the beginning of the company’s journey to becoming a household name in mobile financial management Telenor Velocity facilitates startups like Digi Khata in providing them scaling opportunities and exclusive access to Telenor Pakistan’s resources, like its APIs, data analytics, retail network among other benefits. This allows startups to create the opportunities necessary to forge strategic partnerships in the longer run, just like Digi Khata – its users can now make and receive seamless payments from within the Digi Khata application, thanks to the Easypaisa API. CEO Digi Khata Adnan Aslam commented: Our company has grown phenomenally, thanks to the guidance and support of Telenor Pakistan’s Velocity programme. With this round of funding, we are looking to scale our team and continue building world-class utility solutions to help these MSMEs generate real economic value and grow After the immediate success of Digi Khata, the company also launched an e-commerce platform, Digi Dokaan, that allows aspiring online sellers to launch their stores and sell products for free. Telenor Pakistan has also made available its SMS APIs to generate text messages from the DigiKhata app while offering the same for Digi Dokaan, as well. ALSO READ The Telenor Velocity program offers startups equity-free support for up to six months. Along with having access to Telenor Pakistan’s 48 million customers and My Telenor App’s 8 million users, startups are supported through marketing campaigns, coaching from domain experts, and access to state-of-the-art data analytics and customer insights.

Telenor Velocity Investments

24 Investments

Telenor Velocity has made 24 investments. Their latest investment was in Show Eventz as part of their Incubator/Accelerator on August 8, 2017.

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Telenor Velocity Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/26/2017

Incubator/Accelerator

Show Eventz

Yes

2

8/26/2017

Incubator/Accelerator

Sales Expo

Yes

2

8/26/2017

Incubator/Accelerator - II

e-novatRx

Yes

2

8/26/2017

Incubator/Accelerator

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$99M

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10

8/26/2017

Incubator/Accelerator

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$99M

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10

Date

8/26/2017

8/26/2017

8/26/2017

8/26/2017

8/26/2017

Round

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator - II

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Company

Show Eventz

Sales Expo

e-novatRx

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Amount

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

2

10

10

Telenor Velocity Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Telenor Velocity has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Savaree on March 30, 2016.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/30/2016

Acquired

3

Date

3/30/2016

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

3

Telenor Velocity Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Telenor Velocity has 1 strategic partners and customers. Telenor Velocity recently partnered with Google on May 5, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/16/2019

Partner

Google

United States

Telenor Velocity collaborates with Google to bring its first gaming cohort in Pakistan

Telenor Velocity Pakistan ' s digital startup accelerator programme , Telenor Velocity , signed a contract with Google to launch its first ever gaming cohort aimed at accelerating the game developers .

2

Date

5/16/2019

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Google

Country

United States

News Snippet

Telenor Velocity collaborates with Google to bring its first gaming cohort in Pakistan

Telenor Velocity Pakistan ' s digital startup accelerator programme , Telenor Velocity , signed a contract with Google to launch its first ever gaming cohort aimed at accelerating the game developers .

Sources

2

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