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FS Weekly Digest: Our 05 Must-Read Stories From Last Week

BD Venture Launches Crowdfunding Platform FundSME

BD Venture Limited, Dhaka's first and one of the active venture capital firms, has launched a crowdfunding platform for connecting entrepreneurs and investors. The platform, aptly named FundSME.com.bd, aims to help entrepreneurs, mostly SMEs and startups, to raise small-scale investment from a large number of passionate small investors.

Mega Shopping Festival 10-10: Dhaka’s Top 10 eCommerce Players Join Hands To Launch Their Own Singles’ Day

A group of 10 local e-commerce companies has announced a joint online shopping festival aptly named “Mega Shopping Festival 10-10” with an ambition to popularize online shopping in Bangladesh. The festival, which is designed following the similar initiatives in the west and east such as Amazon Prime Day and Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, will take place […]

An Interview With AKM Moinul Islam Moin, Chief Operating Officer, PRAN RFL Group

AKM Moinul Islam Moin is a Chief Operating Officer at PRAN RFL Group, one of the leading homegrown conglomerates in Dhaka. Mr. Moin, in his 40s, has a diverse career having experience of working in wide-ranging markets in FMCG industry starting from carbonated soft drinks, malt beverage, juice, confectionery, frozen food, biscuits, snacks, chocolate and more. He has been instrumental in growing PRAN’s PRAN Sweets and Confectionery (PSC) business. He also leads PRAN’s effort into the frozen food business.

Shohoz Raises $15 Million In New Funding To Take On Ride-hailing In Dhaka

Shohoz, a Bangladesh-based online ride-sharing and ticketing platform, announced today that it has raised US$15 million pre-series B investment led by Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures. Other investors participating in this round include Linear VC, 500 Startups and Singaporean angel investor Koh Boon Hwee. Shohoz lets consumers book car and motorbike rides for their daily commute, reserve bus seats, ferry, and even buy movie tickets from its website and app. It will use the fresh capital for customer acquisition and retention and expand into other on-demand services.

Growing An On-Demand Vehicle Maintenance Service To Five Thousand Users In Less Than A Year With Al-Farooque Shubho, CEO, Zantrik

Zantrik Co-Founder and CEO, Al-Farooque Shubho, reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, talks about how Zantrik came into being, explains Zantrik’s evolution to what it is today, how Zantrik is building a new kind of vehicle maintenance company in Dhaja, how it has grown to what it is today, Zantrik’s ambition, and shares lessons he has learned from his journey so far.

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