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Forbes magazine’s ’30 under 30′ list honours six Pakistanis

NEW YORK: Six individuals of Pakistani origin have been featured on Forbes, the top American business magazine ’s ’30 under 30′ 2018 list.

Now in its seventh year, the list, released on Tuesday, features 600 individuals who have done some outstanding work in different professions, such as consumer technology, games, finance, healthcare, energy and science.

“This list continues to spotlight the impressive, the inspiring and the (genuinely) enviable,” its editors — Caroline Howard with Natalie Sportelli — wrote.

The six individuals of Pakistani origin are:

Khizer Hayat, 28, is the cofounder of ThroughPut, a data science automation company which estimates waste in supply chain and logistics operations and offers recommendations to eliminate bottlenecks and areas of concern.

Khizer Forbes

Hayat is also the President of the Teach Pakistan Initiative, an NGO working to improve the education system of rural Pakistan.

Sarah Ahmed, 28, was recognized for her work in the retail and e-commerce industry.

Sarah Forbes

The New York-based entrepreneur founded Warp + Weft, “a premium denim brand that weaves its own fabric to guarantee the best value and fit.”

Zayd Enam, 25, decided to drop out of his PhD program at Stanford when he founded Cresta.ai, a bootstrap startup that builds AI to help scale and improve the quality of customer services.

Zayd forbes

Enam dropped out of high school to work on his first startup MediConnect, a healthcare provider platform in Pakistan.

Raza Munir, 29, is Cofounder, Climb Credit which takes an innovative approach to combating student debt: ROI lending. Raza Munir, along with cofounders Zander Rafael, Amit Sinha and Vishal Garg, partner with schools and programmes that justify the cost of tuition and offer legit career paths — mostly in skills-based fields such as robotics and nursing.

Raza Forbes

To date they have provided fast and affordable loans to over 5,000 students attending 60 schools and hundreds of programs. In October the startup entered into agreements with investors to purchase $130 million of student loans originated by Climb Credit.

Abbas Haider, 28, has made it to the Forbes list under the ‘Manufacturing and Industry’ category for co-founding Aspetto, a clothing firm that deals in comfortable, tailor-made, bullet-resistant clothing.

Abbas Forbes

Haider’s business has already raised $300,000 in seed funding and is set to see its 2017 revenue increase$2.5 million.

Anna Khan, 29, has made it to the list for sourcing several breakout startups since joining Bessemer Venture Partners in February 2012 — she has raised over $141 million in total financing.

Anna Forbes

Khan was named a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and a Rock Centre Fellow by Harvard Business School.

Pictures courtesy: Forbes



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