Meet the members of our team
Co-founder / CEO
MSC Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, BSC Mech Engineering UET
Asif Riaz has over 16 years of international experience with technology companies and groups. Asif is a specialist on the role technology plays in the disruptive innovation and has been involved actively in product design, creative direction and strategy development. Before co-founding Mashkraft, which he bootstrapped to a team of 40, a large portfolio of international clients and profitability within 3 years, Asif worked in leadership roles with various tech companies including a Silicon Valley and Mountain View startup, where he spearheaded the development of mobile gaming divisions, which was acquired by DeNA, a publicly traded Japanese group of mobile and ecommerce companies.
Areas of expertise : Mobile/web apps, Video Games, IoT, AI & ML, UI/UX design, Chatbots, Data Scrapers, RPA, VR/AR, Agile
Innovation Focus : Ecommerce, Fintech, Foodtech, Proptech, Healthtech, Media & Entertainment
Co-founder / Startup Consulting & North American Business Development
MBA Richard Ivey School of Business, BSC Electrical Engineering UET, CFA Charter Holder
Tauseef is a venture builder, tech investor, global growth strategist and digital transformation expert. He has CXO/VP level experience with companies ranging in size from global multi-billion dollar corporations to start-ups across a number of technology verticals. As the head of innovation and corporate development for multinational organizations, he has led and managed tech investments and M&A projects exceeding $5 billion in value, He has worked in both private and public sectors, building digital platforms and businesses, investing in and acquiring tech businesses across 30+ emerging and developed countries.
Areas of expertise : Social Enterprises, Venture Building, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Public and Private Sector Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Strategy, Startup Incubation, Digital Transformation, Global Expansion, New Business and Product Development, P&L management.
Innovation Focus : Fintech, Healthtech, Proptech, Ecommerce, Digital Advertising, Edtech, Telecommunications & Media, Manufacturing
Advisor, Business Development and Technology Scaling
Boye is a successful global entrepreneur, co-founder, venture builder, investor and hyper-connector and an advisor to technology businesses, VCs and governments across Europe and Asia. He has cofounded a number of successful business across Asia.
Areas of Expertise : Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, Fund raising, Networking, Sales & Marketing Management, Business Development, Venture Capital, Startup incubation
Advisor, Deep Tech, Blockchain and AI Solutions
David is an entrepreneur, inventor and seasoned technology executive with extensive SME and MNE experience across industrial sectors from telecom through security to gaming and entertainment. His expertise spans all key functions in innovation from R&D to technology commercialization through partnerships and international growth. He has held leadership positions in prestigious Canadian technology companies such as Nortel Networks and Nakina Systems (acquired by Nokia) managing teams ranging in size from three to six hundred resources. David is also an active advisor to Canadian startups and has provided business and scaleup advice to founders and management of hundreds of technology startups in Canada and Africa over the past years. He is also considered a leading authority on AI, cybersecurity, blockchain and digital ledger technologies within both public and private sectors in Canada.
Areas of Expertise : Blockchain, AI/ML, Gaming, Machine Vision, Telecommunications & Media
Advisor, Financial Services and Solutions
Don Lawrence is based in Canada's technology triangle (Kitchener - Waterloo - Cambridge) and is a fintech entrepreneur, an investment researcher and the co-founder of stocktargetadvisor.com and STA Research. He is a strong believer in increasing financial inclusion for retail investors through simple platforms. He leverages his education and experience to build and execute solutions to empower individuals and small investment firms with financial tools and services only available to large financial behemoths and to change how small investors interact with financial markets.
Areas of Expertise : Fintech, Agtech, Social Platforms, Financial Markets, Mobile Technologies