I am the only child of my parents and felt quite lonely in my childhood. I spent most of my time with my toys and my favorite were the toy cars which I could open and modify. I loved cars and my love for them grew with me. I remained a high achiever in my school days.
I made electronic circuits when I was in 8th class, changed the OS of my phone in matric, wrote my first blog in 11th graded, learned mechanics and rebuilt my Suzuki FX car engine from bare hands when in college.
During my studies, I did a couple of projects and won prizes. It creased the level of my motivation. I made my final year project as an electric hybrid car which was one of its kind. All this made me want to have a company of my own.
I did a job only for 6 months and then along with my friend started the venture named CarChabi which was an IoT-focused startup that used an app along with a hardware kit to allow you to control your car from your smartphone. The day I graduated from Plan9, I had earned almost 1.5 million in revenue which got doubled in just seven months since our launch.
I am proud to say that we are the first Pakistan-based hardware startups that have made so far and have recently secured USD 150,000 in seed funding. I also got selected for TechJuice #25Under25 young achiever last year. Recently, I have formed my own automation company RoboArt with the primary aim of making Pakistani lives better by addressing their immediate needs. One of its first products “Gatelocks” would unlock your home by just using your smartphone!
As of now, my company is also working towards identifying new opportunities in the field of car securities and in the longer run, we wish to develop products related to prosthetic limbs and defense systems. Over the years, I learned not to listen to anyone’s discouragement instead use it to my advantage by setting up milestones and achieving them.