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FS Weekly Digest: Top 05 Stories From Last Week

5. With The Help Of VR Bproperty Allows Its Users To Take Virtual Tour Of Properties Without Leaving Their Homes

bproperty.com, the country’s largest real estate marketplace with currently over 20,000 active properties for rent and sale is further strengthening the services it offers to all parties, buyers and tenants, landlords and property owners by launching the country’s first use of virtual reality to showcase real estate options, allowing people to view properties from the comfort of their own home.

4. ShopUp Raises $1.62 Million Seed Round Led By Omidyar Network

ShopUp announced on Monday that it raised USD $1.62 million in seed funding led by Omidyar Network, the impact investment firm established by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay and participated by angel investors from Facebook, Google, Amazon, Grab, and leading global banks. The fund also includes a grant from UK AID.

3. Bioscope Launches Paid Subscription Bioscope Prime

Bioscope, Grameenphone’s digital video-streaming platform, has launched an interesting bundle paid subscription called Bioscope Prime. The new feature is only available to GP users and can be bought in the form of buying Grameenphone’s internet package. Paid users will get access to exclusive contents, TV channels and more. The new feature will also contain exciting TV channels of Zee and Colors Network, entertaining music and different sports channels. The users will also get to access original contents produced under Bioscope Originals.

2. Innovation In Remote Operations: Field Buzz Sales

Field Buzz Sales is a software solution that uses smartphones to help companies and organizations to manage their dispersed and remote operations more efficiently. It is based on a cloud-based web-management interface called “Mission Control” and a mobile application, which is used by field workers. Easy-to-use, intuitive user interfaces make it very easy for field workers to input data. Information that employees record in the field is synced to Mission Control automatically and is therefore accessible for the managers in real time. The data is stored and displayed in an organized manner, enabling the company management to easily keep track, view, analyze and react to all the information coming in from the field with tools like graphs, maps, alerts, and targets.

1. How To Build A World Class Diaper Brand From Scratch With Mohammad Rassel, Founder and CEO, Kidz Diaper and Evaly

Founder and CEO of Kidz Diaper - a premium and best-selling diaper brand in Dhaka, and Evaly - an ecommerce marketplace, Mohammad Rassel, hails from Savar, where he grew up in the late 80s. In 2016, he left his well-paying bank job to start a baby products company which eventually became Kidz Diaper. In this immensely inspiring interview, Mr. Rassel opens up about going away to boarding school at age 8 (class 3), and his eventual path toward entrepreneurship, how a personal experience inspired him to start a baby product business, explains how he started Kidz Diaper, managed investment, and launched initial operation while still working as a full-time banker, talks about the early days of Kidz Diaper, how it has grown, the anatomy of building a baby product brand from scratch, the state of its business today, the challenges for Kidz and ambition going forward, reflects on the idea of risk and imperatives for entrepreneurial success.

Mohammad Ruhul Kader is a Dhaka-based entrepreneur and writer. He founded Future Startup, a digital publication covering the startup and technology scene in Dhaka with an ambition to transform Bangladesh through entrepreneurship and innovation. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, and society. He is the author of Rethinking Failure. His writings have been published in almost all major national dailies in Bangladesh including DT, FE, etc. Prior to FS, he worked for a local conglomerate where he helped start a social enterprise. Ruhul is a 2022 winner of Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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