Faraz Khan

Founder, Seed Ventures

Faraz is a multi-stakeholder investment and impact specialist, author, and public speaker with over 25 years of experience. He is the founder of Social, Entrepreneurship & Equity Development (SEED) Ventures which is an investment and impact development organization in Pakistan. Within 10 years he has taken the group from an idea to a sustainable organization, with a turnover of $40 million for SEED and its portfolio companies.

With a strong base in the UK, Faraz has been able to create collaborations and partnerships at a local and global level with public, private, development, media, academia and financial sectors. He has mobilized these partnerships to raise multimillion dollar funds through cross-sectoral investment architecture with vehicles like corporate impact venturing, blended finance, co-investments and public private partnerships. He has spearheaded impact programs and collaborations between the UK and Pakistan in the space of inclusive education, enterprise, social enterprise for youth, women and Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) segments impacting and engaging over 100,000 people. Faraz has also co-authoured social enterprise legislation and is actively working with the government on policy development and legislation that will create an environment conducive for social enterprises in Pakistan.