Shehryar Piracha


Shehryar is a "roll-up my sleeves" guy who makes stuff happen. He's been a serial-entrepreneur since 2009. He was the Founder & CEO of CityDeal in Belgium (with Rocket Internet) scaling the business to 35+ people and selling it to GROUPON. After that Shehryar became Founder & CEO of KuponVilag (largest dailydeal group-buying site in Hungary), where he built the company from scratch to 45+ employees within 2 years and exited in 2014 (sold to Neogen group backed by Tiger Global). He then launched a customer loyalty mobile app uStamp (now In 2015 Shehryar worked with the founders of the largest Belgian EQUITY CROWDFUNDING platform (now to focus on European expansion and new-market-entry. He managed and launched their successful European crowdfunding campaign that raised €1.6 million in 2 hours! ( Shehryar has held various positions as non-executive director and advisor to various startups & Private Equity Funds. He has advised crypto/blockchain startups on launching ICOs especially focusing on the marketing strategy with a roadmap for execution to maximize fundraising from the public and blockchain investors. Shehryar holds an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore), M.Sc. in Computer Science from Hanken / Aalto University Finland. He has lived in Belgium, France, Finland, Singapore, Hungary, Russia, UK and speaks five languages (English, French, Urdu, Russian, Hungarian).

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