Global Tech Pulse Check: Who’s growing and who’s successfully raising – Part 1


In part 1 of our 2 part mini-series we dive into 3 different sectors ranging from delivery startups to CRISPR-based diagnostics as well as 3 geographies including Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Argentina. Our 3 guests today include Syed Sair Ali, Cofounder and CEO at Lahore, Pakistan based Eat Mubarak, Jurgen Descamps, the General Manager for Securiport based in Sierra Leone, as well as Franco Goytia, cofounder at CASPR Biotech based in Buenos Aires, Argentia and Silicon Valley.

“I think a very common trend is a lot of startups are going into grocery. We also did that, we on-boarded local grocery stores…[for] food delivery in developed markets, the spike was huge.”

Syed Sair Ali

On this episode, you’ll learn:

  1. How delivery startups in emerging economies are being affected by COVID-19 – [6:38]
  2. How Sierra Leone’s experience with Ebola helped shape it’s response to COVID-19 – [8:45]
  3. How has COVID-19 affected the Buenos Aires Startup Ecosystem – [20:05]

Recorded in partnership with

Securiport provides cutting-edge border management technologies through solutions-based services at no cost to clients. Our mission is to assist governments in preventing criminals from crossing borders undetected and in uncovering unlawful transnational activities.

With solutions currently in place across dozens of countries around the world, and a dedicated team of professionals developing innovative tools to respond to ever-changing environments. Securiport is the global leader in intelligent immigration controls and civil aviation security solutions.

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