The Helpers

Aatif Awan

Founder, Managing Partner

Aatif started Indus Valley Capital with a mission to help founders build the most transformational and impactful companies in Pakistan. Indus Valley has been the first institutional VC to back many category-leading startups including Bazaar, Marham, BridgeLinx, Markaz, Remotebase and Maqsad. Our portfolio startups have raised $270M+ in capital, more than a third of all funding raised by Pakistani startups in the last 3 years. 

Previously, Aatif was VP Growth & International Products at LinkedIn and built the product team that grew the network by half a billion members. Aatif also led the product integrations between LinkedIn and Microsoft after the $26B acquisition.

Momina Kazim

Venture Analyst

Momina brings an invaluable perspective to IVC as a firsthand witness to the startup world’s highs and lows and the transformative power of entrepreneurs. Previously at Retailo, she played a crucial role in central P&L management from the CEO's Office, which sparked her passion for empowering bold visionaries addressing Pakistan's pressing problems (and dissecting P&Ls). She has spearheaded critical revenue-driving initiatives spanning new verticals and business development, and is well-versed in the dynamic local FMCG landscape. Her comprehensive understanding of business dynamics allows her to effortlessly navigate ground-level intricacies and take a bird's-eye view.