Our Vision

To Redefine the Future of Work in Pakistan

COLABS is constantly innovating, creating new work experiences, and redefining the future of work in Pakistan.

Our Mission

To Knit Together a Community of 100,000 Entrepreneurs

Our mission is to knit together a community of 100,000 entrepreneurs, starting with 5000 seats within the next 24 months across Pakistan.

Ali & Omar Shah - COLABS - Cofounders
Why We Started

It started out as a simple idea

COLABS was founded in 2019 by Omar Shah, a former private equity & VC investor, and his twin brother Ali Shah, who operates a family-run real estate and construction firm SABCON. Together, they aimed to create a business model that tried to help create ease of doing business within Pakistan. Thereby, the idea of COLABS being an enabler for Pakistan's community was initiated.

Our Timeline



Conceptualisation & Design



COLABS Flagship - Pakistan's largest flexible workspace



100% occupancy
Optimized buildings & teams


COLABS Platform

- Flexible Workspaces
- Business Solutions
- COLABS Initiatives



Pakistan's first venture backed flexible workspace ($3m Seed)



National Expansion
with 150+ Super Team

Expansion and Fund Raise

Looking at the high demand for flexible workspaces and with an aim to expand all across Pakistan, in March 2022, the owners raised $3m across 5 investors. The round was led by Indus Valley Capital, Zayn Capital and Fatima Gobi Ventures; the first time these three leading Pakistan focused VCs are investing together in a startup.

After successfully replicating the same formula thrice within Lahore, COLABS is all set to enter other cities and to further grow its community and network nationally. 

Partner as a Landlord
COLABS Team photo for fundraise press

Our Backers