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Weekly Review #26

From An Investor’s Perspective: Why Myanmar over Bangladesh

Bangladesh is at an inflection point — diffusion of technology is about to shift gears across diverse socio-economic segments, eventually mirroring the technology boom we have seen in Indonesia and India.

What Went Wrong At Cookups: 4 Practical Lessons In Building Startups In Bangladesh

Lessons - 1) raising money is tough in Bangladesh 2) Product-market fit is the key 3) focus on what matters 4) you must build your competitive moats

Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind – Here’s Why You Should Be Worried

Image Flow/Shutterstock Garfield Benjamin, Solent University Not content with monitoring almost everything you do online, Facebook now wants to read your mind as well. The social media giant recently announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that reads people’s brainwaves to allow them to type just by thinking. And Elon Musk wants […]

On-demand Homemade Food Delivery Startup Cookups Is Shutting Down

After almost three years of operations and multiple changes in strategy and product direction, the Dhaka-based on-demand home-made food delivery company Cookups is shutting down today.

eCourier Raises Investment From HongKong-based Private Equity Group, Eyes Further Growth

eCourier, an e-commerce based logistics company, today announced that it has closed a new round of funding led by a HongKong-China based private equity Group.

Weekly Review #26

Ayrin Saleha Ria works at Future Startup as a full-time Research Associate. She has a background in Applied Sociology. Before joining the FS team, she worked and volunteered with a number of social organizations. As someone who comes from a social science background, she takes a deep interest in research around important social-economic challenges in our society. A voracious reader, Ayrin is passionate about working for the betterment of society, takes a deep interest in human society and behavioral science, and loves books.

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