The kind of companies that operate below the radar is amazing

May 14, 2010 at 12:24 am 8 comments

I circulate amongst a variety of IT companies throughout Pakistan trying to discover what different people are up to so that I can highlight innovation and find out what the needs of companies are. However, every once in a while I meet someone who has been working below the radar and has achieved so much without any of us knowing of their existence.

The other day I ran into one such person. A 30 year old who in the last 3 years has managed to create a multi-million dollar company employing 450 people. He intends to double this number by the end of the year and he says he intends to hit 50,000 employees in 5 years’ time. Normally I would have laughed at such unrealistic ambitions but in his case I did not.

There was something about him that made me take everything he said seriously. He was earnest, enthusiastic, passionate and everything he said made good sense so I had no reason not to believe that he would do exactly what he said he would. I, for one, will keep an eye on his company from now on in.

His company offers services to 33,000 industries around the world. He has 4.5 million registered users on this web portal which gets around 1 billion hits. I am not sure he wants to be in the limelight so I am not going to mention the name of the company or that of the founder. All I can say is, it was wonderful to hear of his achievements and to know about his future plans. I hope he makes it. I have a feeling he will🙂.

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  • 1. calyps  |  May 14, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Again, please at least mention the name of the company. there is a lot that can be done including submitting the plan to Intel capital team. They may be ready to fund it as well and improve the name of our country🙂

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  • 2. Nauman  |  May 14, 2010 at 12:54 am

    That is nice but consider sharing their work/web site, etc.

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  • 3. Mahmood Mirza  |  May 14, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I really like that they’ve stayed under the radar – kept that low profile – less concerned with coverage and press, and more concerned with customers and service delivery. And that’s what differentiates a success story from just another story – focus. They’ve picked a focus, developed it into a specialty, and leveraged it extremely well. They have a young and vibrant leadership team committed to strengthening the organization, and I’m sure they will continue going from strength to strength. The PK tech industry needs global stars and this team has what it takes to make it really big – insha’Allah🙂

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  • 4. irfan ahmad  |  May 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Can’t think of any other company except Tradekey that could be doing this – but they are not under the radar. I have known of them for some time now.

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  • 5. Shoaib Khan  |  May 14, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’m really pleased to know that we have such people in the local market who have plans to go big on this level.

    Great read!

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  • 6. pakistaniswede  |  May 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Wow…a second wow!

    Taxation could be another reason for not coming into the limelight

    Still, impressive!

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  • 7. obaid ahmed  |  May 17, 2010 at 4:21 am

    any reason for still keeping them under the radar?

    congrats to them for growing at a good rate and I wish them all the success for the future.🙂

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  • 8. ali  |  May 27, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I think it is Junaid Mansoor from TradeKey.com. They aren’t really low key and invest a lot on SEO for the platform. Though I have heard some negative comments about them too.

    In any case, it would be good to know the people behind the company, especially as they really are competing with alibaba.com so it makes sense to find out more about them.

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