• ABOUT CRESVENTURES

    At CresVentures, we aim to turn an innovative idea into a game-changing reality. We provide resources, strategic advice and contacts early businesses to get off the ground and make it big. As pioneers in Pakistani angel capital scene, our goal is to dedicate our time, mentorship, guidance and financing that will change the way our young entrepreneurs think and work towards their dreams. Ready to set the world on fire? We’ve got a plan.

     

     

     

     

  • THE GROUP

    The Crescent Group (CG) has been in the business for more than 6 decades, and constitutes of businesses as varied as textile and financial services. From the softness of cotton to the strength of steel, it’s presence is felt in almost all the industrial sectors in Pakistan. The diversity of CG is reflected through the various independent operating companies located in established industrial locations all over Pakistan such as Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. The Crescent Group companies include market leaders in sectors including textiles, sugar, insurance and financial services. Today, CG has an annual revenue in excess of US $1 billion. The consistent growth of Crescent Group has resulted in numerous joint ventures and partnerships with fortune 500 and global 2000 firms and financial institutions.Influenced by the desire to create social impact, CSR is very big and in the DNA of all CG companies.CG partakes in various CSR and social impact activities, including but not limited to it’s affiliation and participation in the Crescent Educational Trust and the Crescent Foundation.

     

     

     

     

  • Meet the driving force

  • Humayun Mazhar is the Founder and CEO of CresVentures. A visionary by nature, he established himself as a key player in the IT export space in the mid-90’s, and now he aims to reshape the stage for Pakistani tech startups with a preference for innovative ideas advocating social change. His genius has evolved from decades of innovative business practices and management, and with his new venture, you can borrow what he is, what he’s learned and what makes him the powerhouse that he is. As the Founder and CEO of CresSoft- the first software export company in Pakistan Humayun spearheaded the company to put the country on the global IT outsourcing map, and in doing so, was able to make the fresh IT graduate the most eligible bachelor in the country at the time.

  • He currently holds principal positions on the board of various Crescent Group companies and also serves as the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Lahore Chapter, which is the largest entrepreneur network in the world. Because of his achievements in the software industry, he received the NCR IT Excellence Award in 2000.

    Humayun is a headstrong individual with a can-do attitude. He is an active part of his community, supporting social causes like The Citizen’s Foundation, LRBT, CARE and Crescent Educational Trust. He has held vital positions at the likes of Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) and the managing committee of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce (FPCCI). His service to the community has led to him receiving the Corporate Philanthropy Award by the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) in 2009.

    As an avid follower of the Steve Jobs philosophy, Humayun “stays hungry”, “stays foolish ” and follows his heart. He is an optimistic yet realistic man, influenced by art, coffee, and music But before any of his passions, he values a business that can grow, teach, learn and inspire.”

     

  • Mission

    “To apply our passion and expertise in seeking out, mentoring, funding and providing ongoing  guidance to exceptional entrepreneurs within genius ideas. To commit towards building an enabling environment in which creativity, innovation and compassion can thrive – creating a new way forward.”

     

     

  • Vision

    “To reinvigorate the entrepreneurial spirit that can provide innovative solutions for a better tomorrow.”

     

     

     

     

  • Values

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  • Board

  • FAISAL MUSHTAQ

    President at Payer & Life Sci

    Faisal Mushtaq is the President of the Payer &  Life
    Sciences business. 

     

     

  • AYMEN TOOR

    Client Executive at SapientNitro

    Aymen Toor is a Client Executive at SapientNitro and has been
    with the company for more than ten years. 

     

     

     

  • YUSUF HUSSAIN

    Founder & CEO at DM Ventures

    Yusuf Hussain is Founder & CEO at DM Ventures, a boutique
    venture finance firm focused on Pakistan‘s market.