Top stories of January include profiles of major tech startups Chaldal, bKash, Go Zayaan, Avijatrik, Landknock, a look at 100 companies we are watching in 2020, Bangladeshi companies into Accelerating Asia to a founder’s manifesto for 2020 and a critical look into bKash’s ambition to become the everything app of Bangladesh:
1. 100+ Startups We’re Watching In 2020
We have high hopes for 2020 for Dhaka’s startup scene. Here are 100+ companies that we will be following closely throughout the year.
2. Jatri Raises Seed Investment to Improve Public Transportation Experience in Bangladesh’s Key Metropolitan Areas
Bangladeshi technology start-up, Jatri, announced that it has closed a seed round for an undisclosed amount backed by Superangel, Falcon Network, Tahseen Consulting, and leading angel investors – many of whom were early investors and advisors to leading transport apps like Bolt (previously Taxify), Uber, Bird, Angkas, and Buseet
3. How Chaldal Vegetable Network Is Transforming Vegetable Supply Chain In Bangladesh
Chaldal Vegetable Network connects farmers with retailers directly. In the process, it improves the chance of getting a fair price for farmers, improves lifestyle and options of product return for retailers, and ensures traceability in the entire supply chain, thus ensuring the quality of produce and price predictability for customers.
4. Meet The 5 Bangladeshi Startups That Made It To Accelerating Asia’s Second Cohort
Out of 10 startups in Accelerating Asia’s second cohort of startups, 5 are from Bangladesh. The rest of the companies come from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore.
5. Zayaan: Bangladesh’s First AI-powered Digital Travel Assistant That Empowers Bangladeshi Travelers
Zayaan is an interactive AI-powered travel assistant from the leading online travel sites Go Zayaan. Zayaan aims to empower travelers. Give them control in how they plan and make decisions about their trips.
6. Read Yasir Azman’s First Letter to His Team as Grameenphone’s CMO
Mr. Azman was officially appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Grameenphone on June 15, 2015. On his first day on the job as the CMO, he sent a letter to his whole commercial team at Grameenphone.
7. bKash Integrates bdtickets, bKash SuperApp follow-up
bKash integrating bdtickets.com into its platform explains a major piece of bKash’s long-term strategy to become the super-app or a dominant digital services platform in Dhaka.
8. A Founder’s Manifesto For 2020
Traditionally, people begin with writing new year resolutions. Of course, hardly a few manage to keep them. The resolve often dies out before the second week of the new year. But in the spirit of a new beginning and optimism, here are Future Startup’s eight suggestions for founders to ensure an excellent run in 2020.
9. Nazmul Islam of Avijatrik on Entrepreneurship, Building A New Kind of Travel Company in Bangladesh and More
Nazmul Islam is the founder and CEO of Avijatrik, an alternative tourism company based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Founded in 2015 with an ambition to promote local travel experiences in Bangladesh, Avijatrik provides holiday experiences in different parts of Bangladesh.
10. Landknock Expands, Launches Logistics Management Software
The Dhaka-based SaaS startup Landknock, that offers a field force management software, has introduced a new software product targeting logistics and home delivery services companies.