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Obaidullah Khawaja

Entrepreneur • Advisor Pakistan, PK

Founder/CEO, Flikkable, Sovoia. Developed a eCommerce SEO product, boostBI. PM at Amazon.com. aQuantive and Microsoft. Love building stuff

Founder/CEO, Flikkable, Sovoia. Developed a eCommerce SEO product, boostBI. PM at Amazon.com. aQuantive and Microsoft. Love building stuff

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26 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Mobile Engineering
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering

Involved In

Founder

Sovoia
Amazon
Flikkable

Advisor

Startup Weekend Lahore
OPEN Islamabad

Positions

Interim CTO & Head of eCommerce Raptor Supplies June 2015 - present
Board Member OPEN Islamabad January 2014 - present
Founder and CEO Sovoia September 2009 - present
Co-Founder and Blogger Amazon October 2007 - present
Founder and CEO Flikkable May 2013 - May 2015
Program Manager Microsoft June 2008 - August 2009
Technical Program Manager Amazon June 2007 - June 2008
Software Programmer Landmark Resources 2001 - 2003

Education

Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking, CS 2003 - 2005
Lahore University of Management Sciences Computer Science 1997 - 2000
Saint Patricks High School 1985 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Mobile App Design
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Payments
  • • Sports
  • • Advertising
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Mobile
  • • Travel
  • • Commerce

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Web Development • Leadership • Program Management • Entrepreneurship • Display Advertising

Key Accomplishments

I have 4 years of working as a Program Manager on the product side (Microsoft: Windows Server, Display Advertising, Amazon: Retail Customer Experience).

For the last 4 years I have been running an angel funded startup called Flikkable. Flikkable builds mCommerce apps for large EU retailers on build/operate basis in return for a healthy commission on sales. Our clients include Office Shoes (over 0.6M downloads), Bench, Blue Inc and JD Sports. I

'm more of a product person and am lucky to have a team of 10 talented engineers. I need a co-founder that has a sales/BD background so he/she can help us grow. We also have product ideas in the enterprise mobile and mCommerce space

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I bring my product experience as well as a functional, world class engineering team that is already working for me. In addition our products and services are used by clients such as BMW, Office Shoes, eBay and our technology has been acquired in the past.

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Masood Razaq
We worked together
Obaid is leveraging his first rate CS (CMU) and tech background (Microsoft, Amazon) to build world class technology products and services ou ... t of Pakistan. He is an important force in the Pakistan/Middle East tech community and in addition to building an international business (UK, EU customers), is nurturing startup talent at home. Finally, Obaid has unimpeachable ethics and integrity, and has earned his reputation as a good guy to work with, in a region often known for hucksters and shady characters. I am proud to have been Obaid's colleague (Microsoft), and remain his mentor/advisor and friend. I am sure he will be an asset for your community.
Ali Khayam
They're my friends
Obaidullah has proven that he is a diverse, adaptive, market-savvy entrepreneur. He worked in a big corporation (Microsoft), and then had t ... o make a sudden decision to return to Pakistan. Despite all challenges in Pakistan, in a short time span he was able to setup a startup, raise investment, build a team, roll out a product, and generate enough revenues to make the company self sustaining. This is testament enough to his drive, focus, and capability.
Ather Imran Nawaz
They're my friends
Obaid has great skills, right mindset and necessary passion - all attributes that are necessary for a great entrepreneur. His experience wit ... h large tech giants in the past, including Amazon and Microsoft, add wisdom and insights into the tech industry in his work.
Silvan Rath
We worked together
Very calm in situations of distress, looks at new opportunitiea constantly, extremely customer oriented
Ahmer Mumtaz
They're my friends
He is a very intelligent person who is humble and straightforward. A hard worker who is extremely easy to get on with.
owais anjum
They're my friends
Obaid is extremely well connected and is a master of using his global connections to build channels and advance his cause. His refined sense ... of product design and willingness to dive deep into details allows him to find niches that really add value for customers. He is also very market oriented and stays very close to customers and prospects. This has been a key element of his success so far as it enabled him to successfully adjust his focus and become more relevant for the market. Finding the right co-founder that complements his skills can really catapult the growth of his company.
Sam Farhall
We worked together
Obaid presents complicated ideals in a simple, easy to understand way and is genuinely passionate about his products.
Shahzad Umar
We worked together  •  Sr. Engineering Manager, Groupon and Founder, EdRepublic Inc.. Purdue grad.
Obaid has very effective communication and execution skills. I have seen Obaid working on his ideas and bringing them to life with very cons ... traints resources. He carriers an ideal blend of leadership and human resource management qualities. Furthermore Obaid is highly motivated with very good technical insights and enjoys an ever growing network of great people.
Marie Hwang
We worked together
He is savvy, he is able to pinpoint needs and driven to create a solution that is both effective and usable for end users.
Greg deVeer
We worked together
Obaid is a big-thinker with a vision, but also knows his limits and trusts people to help him. As a designer for him, he always had an opini ... on but would trust my expertise above all else.
Eric Franklin
We worked together at Amazon.com
Obaidullah has been making his own way as an entrepreneur for years already, so you don't need to know "if" he can do it. He's a professiona ... l and tenacious business leader you want to be around, especially if you enjoy cricket.
Sachin Goregaoker
We worked together at Microsoft
Obaid is a very talented and smart individual. He does not back away from taking risks in things that he believes in. Additionally his backg ... round at Microsoft and Amazon has helped him develop core engineering and product management skills. His entrepreneurial forays at Sovoia have also helped him become a great startup founder. I recommend Obaid wholeheartedly.
Haris Khan
They're my advisor
Obaid has a very good eye on how to make a usable and a great product.
Qaseem Shaikh
They're my school
Obaid really digs technology, is a calculated risk-taker and a persistent, patient man.
Jit Gondalia
They're my friends
He already is! He sees a gap in the market early, and exploits it, but only if he knows that he can deliver it successfully. He is one of th ... e most intelligent and skilled people that I know and I would heartily recommend working with him.
Abid Mohsin
They're my school
Obaidullah is one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I know. He is very smart, and goes about things very thoughtfully and methodically. H ... e has built businesses before by looking at market trends and customer demand, and creating new, more effective ways of solving problems. I heard the term "backend as a service" for the first time from him. He is definitely on top of his stuff. He is also very resourceful and hard working, managing to grow his businesses while overcoming geographic boundaries and multiple timezones. Plus, he is a good person that anyone would want to be a co-founder with, or work in the same team as him.
Al
We worked together
Obaid thinks out of the box - great to work with
Azhar
They're my friends
Starting a product company in Pakistan is not easy. That alone goes a long way. He has been at it for a whole that shows that he will give ... his best shot, which is necessary to see a project through.
Hussein
They're my friends
He's got a good mind and works hard
Riaz
They're my advisor
Pakistan is not the most nurturing environment for entrepreneurs, yet Obaid has launched a successful company there, raised funding and obta ... ined blue chip European customers. An amazing accomplishment!
Matthew
They're my friends
Obaid has great strengths and a proven record with a true entrepreneurial spirit. He would be a welcome addition to your network
Hisham
They're my friends
Because he's already on that path with Sovoia and Flikkable.
Sobia
We worked together
He can drive the projects from inception to completion with his experience
Vijeyta
They're my school
I know Obaid from my time at CMU. He was well respected and sought by many for his knowledge and opinion on myriad topics. He is well attune ... d with whats going on in the industry and would be an asset anywhere.
Humayun Latif
They're my school
Obaid knows his industry and has a keen eye that captures the needs of that industry. He is smart and resourceful which helps him devise sol ... utions that bring value to his potential clients.
Jehanzeb Chaudhri
CEO, Mandiexpress.pk and Founder / Director, Laborforce.pk.

Owais Anjum
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder and CEO, Cricout and Founder and CEO, eMumba.
Owais has taken the plunge and is fully committed to his product (cricout). He has successfully raised an angel round from successful entrep ... reneurs and has assembled a great team with a limited budget. He has an excellent design sense a technical background and the ability to build great teams. This is a rare combination