Karandaaz Women Ventures is a business support initiative focusing on female entrepreneurs in Pakistan. It provides growth capital and business development support for scale-up of women led businesses, with the ultimate goal of job creation and increased economic activity. Women Ventures invests in businesses from a range of sectors linked by the common thread of entrepreneurial passion to take business to scale. In this endeavor, institutional partnerships have also been forged for higher impact and ecosystem strengthening.
Women Ventures is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) with the objective to promote women’s economic participation and employment generation in Pakistan. DFID is also a key sponsor of Karandaaz Pakistan.
Karandaaz is open to institutional partnerships. If you are a business development entity or an accredited investor interested in partnering with Women Ventures, please visit the Partners’ Section.