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 and lets see if we can get some startups interested via G&W.