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FS Weekly Review #29

Affordable Housing Is A Big Problem For Bachelors In Dhaka, Neways International Company, Founded By Two Chinese Entrepreneurs, Sees A Big Opportunity There

Neways International Company is a co-living company that offers housing solutions for singles in Dhaka. Founded by Zhang Li Guang, Managing Director, and Zhang Zhimin, Chief Operating Officer, two Chinese entrepreneurs, who came to see an opportunity in offering better living facilities for singles in Dhaka, the company says it aims to “transform the human […]

How Cambridge Heartwear Aims To Reshape Healthcare Using Artificial Intelligence and Innovation

Founded in 2017, Cambridge Heartwear is “a medical device and an artificial intelligence company using computer science and innovative real-time engineering for the prevention of heart disease and stroke”. The company is based in Cambridge science park, UK.

How KajKey Was Created

KajKey is a freelance marketplace based in Dhaka that connects businesses and individuals with freelancers. KajKey claims to be the first Bengali language freelancing platform in Bangladesh. The creation story of KajKey is quite similar to how many of the successful startups such as Slack, Flickr, etc were created – serendipitously stumbling upon a problem […]

Inside Udvash’s Unique Approach To CSR: Creating A Domino Effect Of Common Good

Udvash runs a number of CSR programs. It has financial aid programs for students who are in need of financial support. It runs a blood donation program where Udvash students donate blood and a few other programs around helping students in need in remote areas. The thread that connects all these programs is a built-in philosophy to encourage and inspire students to support people in need and help each other.

04 Lessons from Fahmida Khatun of CPD On Building The Right Culture, Value Of Good Ideas, Success, and Failure

Dr. Fahmida Khatun is a prominent Economist in Bangladesh and the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a leading think tank in South Asia. Prior to CPD, she started her early career as a researcher at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, worked for UNDP as an Environment Specialist and later worked […]

Digital Payment And Services Platform Dmoney Launches Officially, Aims To Push The Boundaries Of Digital Payment

Dmoney aims to build a financial services company at the intersection of digital payment and services. The company describes itself as “a Digital Payments and Services Platform” and claims that it has Intellectual Property (IP) rights for Dmoney software.

How Gaze Technology Was Created

Gaze Technology is an intelligent video analytics startup that builds intelligence capabilities for CCTV cameras that could be used to solve a long list of securities, attendance monitoring, analytics, optimization challenges, and much more.

Mastering The Game Of Entrepreneurship: 06 Lessons On Becoming A Better Founder From Mehedi Hasan Of MyCash Online

Mehedi Hasan is the Co- Founder and CEO of MyCash Online, an online service company based in Malaysia that aims to bring the online money transaction services for migrant people globally. Founded in November 2015, the company has grown meaningfully over time, expanded to multiple markets and raised multiple rounds of investment.

How To Raise Investment: 05 Lessons from Ravid Chowdhury, Founder, RC Ventures

Ravid Chowdhury is a Partner at RC Ventures, one of the active venture firms in Dhaka investing in technology companies with a portfolio including Pathao, Truck Lagbe, KajKey, EndingScene, and Jitun. As for Ravid, he has led and sits on the board of multiple startups in Bangladesh. Prior to venture capital, he worked in Private Equity for a few years in New York and Hong Kong. He was the first CFO of Pathao and led the company through several funding rounds including the GO-JEK investment. In a recent interview with Future Startup, Mr. Ravid shared 05 practical tips from an investor’s perspective for founders who are trying to raise investment.

FS Weekly Review #28

How Kormo and Banglalink are Helping the Urban Youth of Bangladesh Connect to Jobs and Develop Their Career Bangladesh has registered strong economic growth, consistently exceeding 6% GDP growth over the last decade and is on a trajectory to reach middle-income status in a few years. With this has come the challenge of syncing job […]

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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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