Yahya Humayun began management consultancy in 2016 after graduating from college. In Lahore, he joined Ernst & Young as an associate. But after a year, he recognised the job wasn’t for him. Humayun want a fast-paced career that impacted and affected lives. In 2019, he joined e-commerce giant Airlift Technologies as a customer experience executive. “They were solving a significant problem for Pakistan at the time,” Humayun told Rest of World.
After Airlift, he joined two other firms before launching Pattern, an app that aims to disrupt the restaurant dine-in and take-away industry, which has seen little innovation over the years.
Humayun credits his achievement to his time at Airlift and its creators. They “inspired me and many others in Pakistan’s expanding startup ecosystem,” he told Rest of World.
Humayun recalls the amazing atmosphere at Airlift. During lunch and coffee breaks, he and his coworkers discussed the next major problem. “When the epidemic hit, we felt this was the time to take the plunge and launch Dastgyr,” he told Rest of World. Humayun invested early in Dastgyr.