Faisal Aftab

Co-Founder & GP at Zayn.Capital | BitRate | Early Stage VC | Global Macro Thesis | Early Investor: BTC ETH

Faisal is a Co-Founder of Zayn Capital; He is the Managing Partner of Zayn BitRate Fund, a venture capital fund with a primary focus on seed stage ventures in Pakistan.

Faisal is also the Founder of BitRate Digital Assets, a Crypto Fund designed to give exposure to Institutional Investors & Family Offices.

His notable investment calls in Pakistan include some of the top names in the regional startup ecosystem: GrocerApp, Bazaar-tech,, NayaPay, Tazah, KTrade, Truck It In, Savyour, Krave Mart,, PostEX,, Scribe Audio,, Trellis Housing Finance,, Zaraye and

Previously, Faisal was a founding team member of Lakson Venture Capital (Lakson VC); he built the fund from the ground up and led the team as Managing Partner & Executive Director.

As an early Bitcoin and Ethereum investor, Faisal has a deep understanding of global macros and blockchain's implications on the digital economy.

Faisal has an MBA from Oxford University, joint Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Michigan State University USA. He has also been an investor in Hedge Funds, Venture Capital Funds and an active Angel Investor for over 15 years. Faisal is a limited partner of the Silicon Valley-based Venture Capital Fund 500 Startups.


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Board Seats

Board Member, Apr 2019 - Apr 2021
Bookme Tickets (Private) Limited

Board Member, Sept 2019 - Apr 2021
Knowledge Platform (Private) Limited

Board Member, Feb 2020 - Apr 2021
Mandi Express (Private) Limited

Board Member, Sept 2020 - Apr 2021
Bagallery (Private) Limited

Board Member, Sept 2020 - Apr 2021
Roomy Hotels (Private) Limited

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