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FS Weekly Review #38: Top 9 Tech and Startup Stories of The Week

1. Best Of Future Startup 2019: 42 Founder Interviews You Should Read

The interviews are in no particular order. 1. The Enduring Edge Of Rokomari: An Interview With Mahmudul Hasan Sohag, Co-founder and Chairman, Onnorokom Group 2. The Rise Of Evaly: An Interview with Mohammad Rassel, CEO, Evaly 3. The Evolution of Shohoz With Maliha M Quadir, Founder and Managing Director, Shohoz 4. Life’s Work: An Interview […]

2. These Are The 14 Early-stage Startups From SouthEast Asia That Got Selected For Seedstars Summit Including One Startup From Bangladesh

Seedstars, the leading emerging market startup community, and investor, selected 14 among the most promising startups from Asia in front of over 300 guests. The started selected during the latest edition of Seedstars Summit Asia that took place in Cambodia, on November 27th to 29th, 2019. They will represent the region at the Seedstars Summit 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland and compete for the title of the Seedstars Global Winner, and up to USD 500,000 in equity investment and other prizes.

3. Shohoz, Pathao, Uber Get BRTA License For Ride-sharing

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has issued a ride-sharing license to three leading ride-hailing companies Shohoz, Pathao, and Uber after they started registering the app-based transportation services a few months ago. Several earlier reports suggest that a handful of other ride-hailing companies have either applied for the license or are in the process of getting one.

4. How Khaas Food Was Created

Founded in 2015, Khaas Food started as a Facebook Page – taking orders online for a handful of food products such as Milk, Honey, and so on and delivering high-quality safe food to customers. Eventually, Khaas Food launched a website and started taking orders there as well. Over the past years, it has outgrown its Facebook page as well as its ecommerce company identity. Today, the company serves hundreds of orders daily and has made a name for being a leading safe food brand in Dhaka

5. Mohammad Rassel: Evaly’s Ambition Is To Dominate The eCommerce Market in Bangladesh

“Our ambition is to become the dominant player in Bangladesh,'' says Mohammad Rassel, Founder, and CEO of Evaly. “We are only a year old company and in terms of numbers and growth, we are neck-to-neck with Daraz in almost every area.”

6. Pathao Introduces Revamped Panel For Courier Merchants, eCommerce Logistics and Pathao Courier

Pathao Courier remains one of the most important and healthy, from a financial perspective, business units within Pathao. The vertical has grown to become one of the dominant logistics players in Dhaka’s logistics scene, particularly for ecommerce. Maintaining the position in the space is critical for Pathao for many reasons.

7. How Zantrik Was Created

Founded by Al-Farooque Shubho, Zantrik has grown meaningfully over the past two years. It has expanded beyond emergency maintenance service to subscription and insurance solutions, B2B and a few other things.

8. Rokomari’s Expansion Strategy

Rokomari is eyeing expansion both vertically into new categories and horizontally into new segments of books such as academics where it was not doing as well.

9. The State of Startup Funding In Bangladesh 2019 – A Collection Of Our Funding Coverage

A good number of Bangladeshi startups raised investment in 2019. While the late-stage funding environment remains precarious for the best of tech startups in Dhaka, the overall startup funding environment in 2019 was better than that of in 2018. The overall angel and seed-stage funding environment have seen meaningful development. In terms of the number […]

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