Vopium is a Danish-Pakistani portal that focus on providing a platform for almost free calls and SMS to any part of the world. As we covered in one of earlier posts, they have got aÂ funding of EUR4.2 million.
The company’s operations are mostly based out of Lahore since 2003 and currently 50 employees are developing new applications in this facility. Tanveer Sharif, Vopium’s co-founder, recently told me that they are planning to double the workforce before the end of 2009. They are also planning to expand their operations.
Speaking of VC funding, he said that it has both its pros and cons but they’ll help other Pakistani companies to get funding.
As for the VC funding, let me assure you that it is not always a blessing. We have raised USD 6.8M last year, and we would love to help other Pakistani companies to achieve financial injections.
He also said that they are helping other Danish-Pakistani companies to set up their operations in Pakistan. Some of these are Gatefone, Youpark and Getmore.