Finspire Innovations is a boutique technology firm spearheading innovations in Financial Technology. We are a team of entrepreneurs and technologists developing specialized solutions to further the cause of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and financial inclusion.
Baqar Abbas Jafri
Founder & CEO, Investor Guide
Baqar is a serial entrepreneur with specialization in developing technology-driven businesses. He is the Founder of Asia’s fastest growing online financial portal, InvestorGuide360.com. He brings a unique blend of strong corporate relationships and marketing dynamism, along with research and business strategy experience. Baqar enjoys the privilege of being Pakistan’s first business journalist who has worked for online, radio, newspaper, and electronic media on the beat of financial journalism, making him well-diversified in all media of financial reporting.
He served as Lead Event Manager at Delphi Marcom and organized Pakistan’s First Awards on Mutual Fund Industry in 2009. He also served as CEO of Vision Research & Advisory Services where he made marketing and business strategies for SMEs. He holds Masters in Economics from University of Karachi, along with various specialized courses in related discipline, and is currently pursuing MS in Economics from Institute of Business Administration (IBA).
Hammad Ali Hashmi
Co-Founder & Lead Software Engineer
Hammad is a web-development wizard with over 6 years of diversifiedexperience on a wide array of technologies & programming languages that include, but are not limited to; C#, Python, ASP.Net, AJAX, JQuery, SQL server, JSON amongst many others. Hammad has over a dozen projects under his belt in the capacity of a Project Lead and has rendered his services as a consultant to many others. Hammad is Microsoft Certified Specialist, and brings the blend of programming and business intelligence to the work.
He holds BS in Computer Science, and MBA in Management Information Systems.
Readership of InvestorGuide360.com ranges from general public to CEOs of all corporations, international dignitaries, and heads of intuitions. InvestorGuide360.com helps them in bringing FDI, FPI, and green field investments into the country, resulting in readership from more than 70 countries around the globe, translating into 46 hits per minute.
Key features of the portal include:
- Complete Coverage of all Financial and Investment News in Pakistan;
- Financial News from leading International News Agencies on our portal;
- In-depth Coverage of Capital Markets & Investment Schemes like National Savings, Banking Schemes, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Commodities & Foreign Exchange Markets;
- Key Economic Trends & Corporate News impacting your business & investments;
- Interviews & Special Reports on Investments & Financial Planning;
- Columns of the leading economists & analysts on alternative investments & much more.
Investor Guide has achieved following milestones:
- Asia’s Fastest Growing Online Financial Portal
- Asia’s First Online Social Investing Platform
- Visitors from more than 70 Countries
- 95% of Pakistan’s Investment Banks / Brokerage Houses Signed Up
- Expanding into 6 GCC Countries, Covering all Markets
- 2,097,408 hits received from all over the world during May 2013
- 9.2 Million hits received during CY13 to date
- Research Articles read 4 Million times during CY13 to date
The company plans to immediately expand the scope of financial information services offered by www.investorguide360.com starting with Pakistan and then penetrating into the GCC financial markets. Work has already begun and the company has invested heavily into human capital and technology. It is working on a revolutionary financial portal that is years ahead its time and will be launched in the first half of 2014.
After successful incubation in Pakistan, the portal is expanding into GCC and Asian markets, with the objective to promote the culture of knowledge-based investments through online financial education, guidance, and availability of up-to-date information.