Kalsoom Lakhani

Co-Founder & General Partner, i2i Ventures

Kalsoom is the Co-founder & General Partner at i2i Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund for Pakistan, and the country‚Äôs first female-founded VC fund. i2i Ventures has invested in TelloTalk, Edkasa, Creditbook, Abhi, Oraan, Tazah, Truck it In, EZBike, Metric, Rider and more. Prior to opening the doors to i2i Ventures in 2019, Kalsoom was the Founder of Invest2Innovate, i2i Ventures’ sister entity, which she founded in 2011 to support and unleash the potential of young entrepreneurs in growth markets like Pakistan.

She has trained young entrepreneurs, changemakers, and civil society leaders in Kosovo, Nepal, Cambodia, Ireland, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, and has spoken at numerous venues, including the World Economic Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. State Department, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and SXSW. Kalsoom is currently a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and serves on the Board of the American Pakistan Foundation.