Entrepreneurs Of Pakistan

Ahmed Ayub-Co-Founder of Airlift Technologies

Ahmed Ayub

Ahmed Ayub is a Pakistani entrepreneur and the co-founder of Airlift Technologies, a transportation technology company based in Lahore, Pakistan. Airlift offers a mobile application that allows users to book affordable and reliable mass transit rides in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad.

Ahmed Ayub was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2014. After graduation, he worked at Google as a software engineer for a year before returning to Pakistan to pursue entrepreneurship.

In 2017, Ahmed Ayub and his co-founders, Usman Gul and Muhammad Owais launched Airlift Technologies. Their aim was to solve the transportation challenges faced by people in Pakistan’s major cities, where public transport is often unreliable and inefficient.

Airlift’s platform allows users to book seats on air-conditioned buses and vans that run on fixed routes and schedules. The company uses data analytics and machine learning to optimize routes and schedules, ensuring that vehicles are always running at maximum efficiency. Airlift also offers a subscription service that allows users to purchase weekly or monthly passes for unlimited rides.

Under Ahmed Ayub’s leadership, Airlift has grown rapidly, with thousands of daily riders and over 1,000 employees. The company has raised over $24 million in funding from investors such as Fatima Ventures, First Round Capital, and Indus Valley Capital. Airlift is seen as a promising startup in Pakistan’s emerging tech scene, and its success has inspired other entrepreneurs to pursue innovative solutions to local challenges.