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Muneeb Mushtaq is an award-winning Canadian serial entrepreneur and a keynote speaker who has launched three successful tech companies to date.
He started his first venture at an age of 20 with his brother, Nabeel Mushtaq as the co-founder and got acquired just 2 years after. Then he went on starting the next Startup called AskforTask, that is an on-demand platform for home services and brought it to profitability within 18 month of launch. Muneeb Mushtaq also received the award of one of the fastest growing start-ups of 2017 by Tech Crunch. Currently, AskforTask is the second-largest on-demand platform in Canada.
While building AskforTask, Muneeb Mushtaq also ended up co-founding a third start-up when an idea came to create a smart-home diffuser. This idea was originally bootstrapped by the founders but very quickly, this passion project turned out to be an immensely lucrative opportunity and turned into a full fledge venture.
Muneeb Mushtaq is now the CEO of this Canadian based tech venture called AIRZAI. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada ,this innovative Startup is a CPG based tech-first company that recently launched a patent-pending smart home fragrance diffuser called Airzai Aroma that uses premium, swiss-made scents that smell incredibly pleasant and provide an experience of a high-end hotel and also help in uplifting mood and promote mental wellness.
Muneeb Mushtaq along with his team at Airzai has achieved some credible milestones such as raising the largest seed round of funding in Canada, that is $3.5 million. This includes numerous individual investors who are accomplished businessmen, entrepreneurs and also include celebrities. The team itself is highly competitive and well-recognized. One such example is the chief designer of Airzai, Fred Bould who is an award-winning industrial designer. Fred has won numerous red-dot awards for his design work across his over 20 years of experience. He is also the genius behind some of the most popular products in the world, such as Nest smart thermostat by Google, GoPro products, ROKU TV and more.
Most recently, Muneeb Mushtaq was faced with one of the biggest challenges of his life, as the world got impacted by the corona virus pandemic, Airzai was heavily affected by it as well like countless other companies in the world. Not only the product manufacturing got affected as factories were shut down impacting the production, but Muneeb Mushtaq also ended up losing an investor overnight who had committed $2M investment, since the financial instability fear spread across the world.
Faced with a very critical and deadly situation, Muneeb Mushtaq decided to shift the focus of the company to do something meaningful in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airzai started focusing on contributing to the shortage of sanitization products in the market. Within a very short span of time, the team worked around the clock to develop and bring a truly unique and innovative product to the market. In a matter of a few weeks, Muneeb Mushtaq proudly introduced a new line of products called, AIRZAI Care with the flagship product being an all-natural Air and Surface Disinfectant that is perfect for the current crisis.
The demand for this product went through the roof so Airzai decided to open a production facility in South Carolina, USA. Moreover, the Airzai Care product line has grown as well as Muneeb Mushtaq recently introduced a premium quality Hand Sanitizer that is packed with nutrients and is very gentle on hands. As the demand grew for this product as well, Airzai decided to open another production facility in Houston, Texas.
Not only is Airzai currently catering to the increased demand of these essential disinfectant products, but also pledging to donate portion of sales to deliver these essential products to the front-line workers in many hospitals across North America.