Meet our team

The Seed Out team are a group of optimists working towards a better future for Pakistan. We are skilled, passionate, and ready to turn the dream of lifting communities out of poverty into a concrete reality.


Zain Ashraf

Founder & President

Zain Ashraf, a young enthusiastic individual, began his journey after graduating from University of Miami with a degree in entrepreneurship in 2011. After coming back to Pakistan Zain felt the need to create mechanisms to alleviate poverty therefore, he established Seed Out. Seed out is a not for profit crowdfunding platform which is working to end poverty by establishing micro-entrepreneurs through interest free microfinancing.
As the President, Zain oversees the operations, ensuring complete transparency in all phases of implementation. Smart policy making, a strong framework and competent liaison with other organizations are the core areas his focus. His areas of expertise also include entrepreneurship, micro-financing, social mobilization and management. This project is very close to Zain’s heart and he has always been solicitous towards doing the best that he can to make a difference in the lives of the unfortunate.
Apart from that, Zain has been working diligently in different aspects of entrepreneurship, he holds a directorial position at Super Asia and Hardee’s Pakistan. He is a serial entrepreneur and has started other ventures as well. He started Ivoke (interactive digital agency) in 20, Eccountant (All in One Cloud Accounting ERP) in 20 and SAFELINE in 20.
 Zain is also the first Pakistani to achieve the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Award (2018) for excellence in development work through Seed Out (2018). He was awarded The Pakistani Poverty Alleviation Programme award for Seed Out (2017). He has been ranked as Pakistan’s top 25 high achievers under 25 by Tech Juice. He is in the 30 under 30 list of University of Miami and all his achievements are mentioned in their magazine.
Zain participated in the round table meeting at Heads of Government Meeting along with Prince William. He is the first Pakistani member of Young Alumni Leadership Council at the University of Miami which is an invite only group. The University of Jonkoping published a case study on the work that Zain has done.
He has represented Seed Out as a speaker at OIC (Organization of Islamic Corporations), TEDx, Islamic Micro Finance Network, LUMS, BNU and Lahore School of Economics.


Ayesha Hamid

Ayesha Hamid Board of director

Usman Ashraf

Usman Ashraf Board of director

Fiza ferhan

Fiza ferhan Board of director

Syed Haris Ali

Syed Haris Ali Board of director

Raheel Anwar

Raheel Anwar Board of director

Sajjad Mughal

Sajjad Mughal Board of director

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