FS Weekly Digest: The Insights You Missed This Week

Dec 8, 2017

Past few days have been very eventful for Dhaka’s tech ecosystem. We’ve published some of our best stories. Google has launched its mobile data consumption tracking app Datally globally and they also organized a launch event in Dhaka. The company is trying hard to improve its business in emerging markets.

bKash continues to push into payments with a host efforts including discount, cashback, and partnership. It is impossible to overstate the importance of digital payments for bKash. In fact, its long-term success depends on its success in the digital payments space. Because payments and P2P money transfer are intimately connected. Adaptation of one service influences the adaptation of another.

SureCash, another most important fin-tech company in Dhaka, has been hard in work to improve engagement of its already growing user base. The company has a simple to use app and has a strong penetration in structured payment markets such as bill pay, college fee payment etc.

Uber celebrates one year in Dhaka and its PR challenges don’t give it a respite even in Dhaka. It aims to expand beyond Dhaka.

Grameenphone is preparing to launch a new eCommerce marketplace called Shoparu.com, people familiar with the matter said. The effort will be closely watched for several reasons.

Ajkerdeal has introduced the Ebates Review: What is Ebates and Why You Should Be Using It along with a  new version of its app store app with a bunch of new updates and features. The leading ecommerce company has been talking about a mobile-first strategy for a while now and it finally manages to get there.

MUV, one of the bike-hailing startups in Dhaka, has started doing on-demand delivery. Its CEO Mr. Fahad Ibna Wahab told Future Startup that the company aims to do more in the on-demand delivery space including exploring online ticketing in the near future.

On to The Insights:

Ajkerdeal Debuts A New App, Ajkerdeal’s Strategy and Why Ajkerdeal Is The Most Important eCommerce Company In Dhaka

Grameenphone To Launch New eCommerce Marketplace Shoparu, Grameenphone’s eCommerce Ambition, Grameenphone’s Advantages and Challenges

bKash’s Relentless Push To Get Into Digital Payments Market

Future Inside: 05 Powerful Interviews Exploring The Future Of Finance, Agriculture, On-Demand Economy, Digital Marketing and The Future of Retail in Bangladesh

MUV Gets Into On-demand Delivery and MUV’s Ambition

An Updated List Of Ride-hailing Startups In Dhaka

Uber Celebrates One Year In Dhaka, Uber’s PR Challenges Follow It Everywhere, And Uber’s Expansion Plans

SureCash Eyes Further Growth, Focuses On User Engagement

Why Telecom Operators In Dhaka Should Offer Mobile Data Usage Tracking Mechanism To Users

Google Launches Mobile Data Consumption Tracking App Datally In Dhaka

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