Faraz Khan has been named a “Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)” by King Charles III of the United Kingdom. Faraz Khan is the founder and director of SEED Venture, a Karachi-based venture capital firm.
The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire (MBE) is a British order of chivalry that recognises and rewards philanthropic and welfare activities in the arts and sciences. Previously, King George V founded it in 1917. It consists of five classes divided into civic and military divisions. Until now, the receiver was either a dame if she was female or a knight if he was male.
Faraz Khan, co-founder of SEED Ventures, selected the six most promising start-ups in the country. Gizelle Communication, Borgata, DG9, SEED, Stimulus, and Aerosync are among them. According to Faraz Khan, these initiatives will undoubtedly benefit the economy and bilateral ties. Not only that, but it will aid in providing different opportunities to our youth and people.
Faraz Khan was also awarded the MBE for his efforts to strengthen Pakistan-UK relations. He received the MBE in recognition of his services to science, the arts, charitable work, welfare work, and public service.
Faraz Khan graduated from both the University of Karachi and the University of Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree. He has over 25 years of experience as a multi-stakeholder investment and impact professional, author, and public speaker.
He founded SEED companies in 2009, which stands for social, entrepreneurship, and equity development (SEED). SEED Venture has invested Rs 100 billion in commercial and social ventures.
Furthermore, the impact programmes he has directed between Pakistan and the United Kingdom have improved the lives of nearly 100,000 people. He has experience working in education, business, and social enterprise for youth, women, and underrepresented groups.