To Redefine the Future of Work in Pakistan
COLABS is constantly innovating, creating new work experiences, and redefining the future of work in Pakistan.
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.
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.
Conceptualisation & Design
COLABS Flagship - Pakistan's largest flexible workspace
Optimized buildings & teams
- Flexible Workspaces
- Business Solutions
- COLABS Initiatives
Pakistan's first venture backed flexible workspace ($3m Seed)
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.