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The Journey Of Chaldal

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July 22, 2019

Chaldal was founded in 2013 by Waseem Alim, Zia Ashraf, and Tejas Viswanath. It was the early days of ecommerce in Bangladesh and online grocery shopping was a relatively new thing in Dhaka. It took Chaldal a while to educate the market. Back in 2013, in the early days, the startup was delivering 5 orders a day. Today, it delivers over 2000 orders per day. From a tiny team of five people in 2013, it has grown to a team of over 600 people.

Today, Chaldal’s yearly revenues are estimated to be north of 100 crore taka. The company is one of the top-funded startups in Dhaka and has raised multiple rounds of investment from investors like Y Combinator, IFC, and IDLC among others.

Over the past years, we’ve covered Chaldal extensively. Here are some of our most interesting stories on Chaldal.

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On Becoming A Better Founder With Waseem Alim, Founder and CEO, Chaldal

Chaldal Founder and CEO Waseem Alim goes deep into the job of a founder, making decisions, hacks to make your life easier as a founder, decision…

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Building A 100-Year-Old Company With Waseem Alim, Founder, and CEO, Chaldal

Future Startup’s Ruhul Kader sits down with Chaldal Founder and CEO Waseem Alim to deconstruct Chaldal’s ambition of building a lasting company…

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Chaldal Launches Bangladesh’s Largest E-commerce Warehouse

Chaldal, the leader in online grocery, is set to launch Bangladesh’s largest E-commerce warehouse in Dhaka today in a move to consolidate its…

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Engineering Reliable Solutions For Complex Problems Like Grocery, Transportation, and Logistics At Chaldal With Tejas Viswanath, CTO, Chaldal

Chaldal Co-founder and CTO Tejas Viswanath on how his passion for programming led to what he is doing today, his journey from National University…

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Chaldal’s Renewed Growth Push Takes It To New Territories, And Chaldal’s Future: An Interview With Zia Ashraf, COO, Chaldal

Since launching Chaldal in 2013, Zia Ashraf and team Chaldal have successfully positioned it as a leader in the online grocery business in Bangladesh....

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IFC To Invest Up To $3m In Chaldal: Deal Street Asia

Fast-growing local online grocery startup Chaldal is going places. International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group,...

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Chaldal’s Logistics Spin-off GO Go Bangla Aims To Be Your Partner In eCommerce

Chaldal, the leader in online grocery space in Dhaka, quietly launched a logistics spin-off early this year [Cue: read our coverage of Chaldal]....

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Chaldal To Launch Subscription Service

Chaldal is one of the fast-growing and best startups in Dhaka in part because it has a growing regular user base and it is good at execution....

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Growth Lessons From Chaldal

Growth is central to any startup. Startups are predominantly defined by the potential of its growth. Despite the paramount importance of growth,...

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How To Raise Money: Advice From Waseem Alim of Chaldal

Raising investment is a common concern for many startups. As Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem grows and as we are seeing more and more serious…

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An Interview With Waseem Alim, Co-founder and CEO, Chaldal [Part I]

Waseem Alim co-founded Chaldal in 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Before Chaldal, Waseem worked as Director of Product Strategy…

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Chaldal CEO Waseem Alim On Getting Into Y Combinator From Bangladesh

An increasing number of startups and early stage companies are interested in getting into Y Combinator, the renowned Silicon Valley-based incubator…

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Local online grocery Startup ‘Chaldal’ Making Its Way To Big Market

'Scarcity of time’ is what defines our modern life. And Dhaka is no different. People have a very trifling amount of free time today that they...

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