daftarkhwan | coworking | Lahore
Situated in the heart of the hills, daftarkhwan | Vantage, elevates your perspective, allowing your business to climb to new heights. Because the people who believe they can change the world are often the ones that do.
This insights session, we’re joined by Farhan Syed, the Chief Operating Officer of Bagallery, who explores the best way to develop your business through the lense of the fashion and beauty sector, using Bagallery as a case study. Bagallery, founded in 2017, is an e-commerce beauty platform that has pivoted into fashion and lifestyle, growing at a rate of 22% on a monthly basis.
Despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of the vacuum for innovation it created, Pakistan’s startup ecosystem has flourished, with 41 deals amounting to $57.7 million being closed in 2020. 2021 has only built upon the blazing speed of last year with increased interest by international investors. According to i2i’s (Invest2Innovate) latest research, since 2015, startups in Pakistan have raised approximately $424 million in funding, with close to $212 million raised in 2021 alone.
In 2016, daftarkhwan set out to redefine the way we work, triggering in the 5 years since, a coworking movement across Pakistan. With each new facility, daftarkhwan has altered how people feel about workspaces across the board. With the relaunch of daftarkhwan | One, as with all new sites, we are all set to raise the bar once more.
daftarkhwan has grown thanks to and with, its community of daring entrepreneurs, startups and enterprising companies, delivering high-end agile workplaces, suited to the evolving needs of the modern day. We at daftarkhwan understand that space is essential. It determines your productivity, drive and attitude when faced with challenges. daftarkhwan gives you a space that enables development, encourages engagement and inspires innovation - allowing you space to grow.
According to a report by Research and Markets, the coworking industry has globally seen a 50% reduction in footfalls since the advent of Covid-19. In the midst of lockdowns and social distancing, a majority of the workforce has taken to working from home. Coworking spaces, bursting with community, forged by having different entrepreneurs and companies working together, have earnestly worked to adapt to the new circumstance, aiming to bridge the physical experience of work with the digital one.
Fitness is certainly becoming a priority for an increasing number of Pakistanis. More and more people are joining different health & fitness clubs to get fit, shed weight or both! We hosted Mahlaqa Shaukat (Co-founder & CEO of AimFit) for an engaging chat on daftarkhwan fireside.
Pakistan is one of the few blessed countries in the world gifted with diverse cultures and immense natural beauty, it is a heaven for any thrill-seeking and nature-loving travel enthusiast. So much so that Traveler by Conde Nast ranked Pakistan #1 as the ‘best holiday destination’ for 2021.