Zigron is an Islamabad + San Francisco based venture headed by a Carnegie Melon grad Haris Khan and two other partners. They have a very interesting business model – they partner with other emerging startups out of the states and work with them on “sweat equity” – i.e. working for a share of their business. Based on this relationship, they are also actively involved in getting them to the next stage of business.
The first such partnership was a device-based internet TV solution with Wherever.TV, which from what I understand is similar to SlingBox. That venture started out as a two-person team and recently just secured Angel Investment, growing to nearly 50 people now. They have recently been expanding their team in Islamabad, where I remember Haris was completely surrounded by kids at the LMKR SI event.
A couple of months ago, they were also looking for startups from the local market to partner with to promote in the US in a similar model – they were going to produce a video of around 6 startups and their pitches and then present them to VC firms in the states as Zigron partners.
Haris, if you’re still doing that please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets see if we can get some startups interested via G&W.