We’re excited to introduce Omar Parvez Khan, Venture Partner at HOV.
Omar is very much a polymath, who can deliver insights on consumer businesses, the start-up ecosystem in Pakistan and data analytics all at once.
Omar will support the HOV Partners in their investments and work on models while supporting other projects. Omar has an interesting history in the Pakistan startup and VC ecosystem. He has provided in-depth analysis and solutions to over 50 founders, primarily working with them as a fundraising consultant. Starting his career in Audit, Omar worked with PwC where he developed a deep understanding of big business in Health, Finance and Telco to name a few. It was during this time that he started helping founders across Pakistan, including those in i2i’s last 4 cohorts. He made the switch to join one of the first SECP licensed Venture Capital firms in Pakistan as an Investment Professional, Lakson Venture Capital, as part of the founding team.
“Having worked so closely with several Pakistani startups and VCs, I realized there is an opportunity in the early stage space where one can find good companies with gritty founders who, for one reason or another, haven’t been able to secure funding to scale. Investors usually say the founders need more exposure to the VC world or the company needs scrubbing up. That’s where HOV comes in. The Accelerate arm looks to solve this problem by providing early-stage ventures with the guidance they need to mature while also providing them the investment so they can demonstrate their ability to scale” said Omar Parvez Khan, Venture Partner. “With so much changing around us and seeing all those deals fall through, building a studio enabling this sort of empowerment and connecting with start-ups – especially those who not only thrive themselves but have innovations that benefit larger communities -is beyond exciting!”
Welcome to HOV, Omar!