Shehryar Piracha

Shehryar has been a serial-entrepreneur since 2009 and has launched 4 companies (2 exits) and helped various startups to gain entry into new markets.

Shehryar launched his first venture MyCityDeal in Belgium (backed by Rocket Internet) scaling the business to 35+ people and selling it to GROUPON. After that Shehryar became Founder & CEO of Kupon Vilag (largest dailydeal marketplace in Hungary), building the company from scratch to 45+ employees within 2 years and exited in 2014 (sold to Neogen group owned by Tiger Global). He then launched a customer loyalty mobile app uStamp in Ukraine and Hungary.

Shehryar has held various positions as non-executive director and advisor to various startups & accelerator programs. He has worked on a range of issues such as product development, business planning, customer acquisition, new market entry and growth. He has advised crypto/blockchain startups on launching ICOs. He is currently Co-founder and CMO at Centrumcoin Holding.

Shehryar holds an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore), M.Sc. in Computer Science from Hanken / Aalto University Finland, and B.Sc. in Computer Science from LUMS. He has lived in Belgium, France, Finland, Singapore, Hungary, Russia, UK and speaks five languages (English, French, Urdu, Russian, Hungarian).