Course: Bangladesh New Mobility and Ride-hailing Industry 101

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Nov 29, 2020

In this course, we aim to give you a premiere of the ride-hailing industry in Bangladesh. You will get a thorough understanding of the state of the new mobility industry in Bangladesh, the key players, dynamics of the industry, deep dive into key players, and much more. 

Thanks to uber and a host of other technologically-enabled transportation companies across the world, we have been thrust into a new world of mobility and transportation that has transformed how we move from one place to another and changed our view regarding mobility and transportation over the last one decade and a half. 

We wrote in 2018, "transportation is like messaging in the real world": “Ride-hailing is obviously a major trend. This is an interesting space. It connects both offline and online and does so very efficiently. On top of that, transportation is more like messaging on mobile, the ultimate deal in the physical world. When you dominate the nodes of transportation, you can do a lot of other things. Ride-hailing services are app-based which allows these service providers to have a dedicated space in users' mobile phones. You can use that for many other reasons. Ride-hailing, I think, allows a service provider to become a platform on top of which you can put layers. Go-Jek is a good example. In Bangladesh, it is likely that a few ride-hailing companies will try to build layers the examples of which we have already seen.”

In the past years, we have seen a rise in the number of new mobility companies in Dhaka. From Pathao to Shohoz to Obhai, these companies are now trying to become new platform companies adding services as diverse as food delivery to healthcare to trucking to the grocery. 

In this course, we aim to give you a premiere of the ride-hailing industry in Bangladesh. You will get a thorough understanding of the state of the new mobility industry in Bangladesh, the key players, dynamics of the industry, deep dive into key players, and much more. 

Note: Some of the content that you will be reading under this course are produced earlier, you may find some discrepancies in terms of numbers and market realities of the industry today. However, the fundamentals remain the same. We are working on preparing more content on this topic and the course will be updated in the coming months. 

Ride-hailing
Pathao

The basics 

  1. Ride-hailing Guidelines, The Business Of Ride-Hailing, And Tech, Aggregator and Technology Policy
  2.  Pathao Launches Pathao Food, Why Pathao Food, Pathao’s Leverage and The Business Of Food Delivery
  3. The State Of Consumer Technology In Bangladesh At The End of 2017
  4. Ride-hailing Companies In Bangladesh Should Get Ready For A Greater Public And Regulatory Scrutiny
  5. 7 Questions For Ride-hailing Companies In Bangladesh As We Enter A New Year 2020
  6. Uber Drivers Go On To Strike In Dhaka And What It Means For Ride-hailing Companies In Bangladesh
  7. Uber’s Transportation Aggregation Play In Dhaka
  8. Intelligence Brief: The Ride-hailing Market Updates
  9. Carpooling Startup Buddy Limited Lunches In Dhaka and Urban Mobility 2.0
  10. Pathao Launches Pathao Food, Why Pathao Food, Pathao’s Leverage and The Business Of Food Delivery
  11. Shohoz Makes A Necessary Move And Shohoz’s Search For Moat
  12. BDcabs Launches A New Transportation Service Targeting Enterprise Clients
  13. MUV Gets Into On-demand Delivery and MUV’s Ambition
  14. Uber Celebrates One Year In Dhaka, Uber’s PR Challenges Follow It Everywhere, And Uber’s Expansion Plans
  15. Uber Plans To Launch In Bangladesh, Announces New Job Openings In Dhaka
  16. The Jobike Updates and Followup: New Locations, JoDelivery, and The Realities of Micro-mobility in Bangladesh
  17. Pathao Launches Pathao Cars
  18. Mobility and Transportation Market Map: 7+ Startups Trying On-demand Transportation in Dhaka
  19. Inside Pathao’s Big Plan To Take On Logistics And Transportation Industry In Dhaka
  20. Jatri Raises Seed Investment to Improve Public Transportation Experience in Bangladesh’s Key Metropolitan Areas
  21. Transportation Service For Women Shuttle Launches And Robi’s R-Ventures
  22. Pathao Tong, Ride-Hailing’s New Market Reality, And Pathao’s Path To One App For All Your Needs
  23. Truck Lagbe Opens Up Its Platform, Aggregator, And The Business Of Truck Lagbe
  24. Bicycle Sharing Is The New Hot Startup Trend, JoBike Brings It To Dhaka
  25. Uber To Launch Bike-Sharing Service Uber Moto In Dhaka
  26. Meet The New On-demand Ride-hailing Startup Bahon
  27. New Carpooling Startup TaxiWala Hits The Dhaka Road
  28. On Demand Car Service Providing [Ride Hailing] Startup Chalo Launches In Dhaka

Interviews with leaders from the new mobility industry in Dhaka 

  1. Uber’s Ambitions For Bangladesh And Ride-hailing’s Future With Quazi Zulquarnain, Country Lead, Uber Bangladesh (Part Two)
  2. Uber’s Ambitions For Bangladesh With Quazi Zulquarnain, Country Lead, Uber Bangladesh (Part One)
  3. On the Power of Internet and Transformation of Consumer Tech Space in Bangladesh with Maliha M Quadir, Founder and MD, Shohoz
  4. The Evolution of Shohoz With Maliha M Quadir, Founder and Managing Director, Shohoz
  5. Shohoz, Ride-hailing, and The Ambition Of Building A Platform For Everything Necessary With Maliha M Quadir, Founder and MD, Shohoz (Part-2)
  6. The Fascinating Story Of Shohoz: An Interview With Maliha M Quadir, Founder and MD, Shohoz
  7. Pathao’s Platform Ambition, Pathao Food, Pathao Pay, and Entrepreneurship With Hussain M Elius, Founder and CEO, Pathao
  8. The Story Behind Pathao’s Explosive Growth With Hussain M Elius, Founder and CEO, Pathao
  9. Jatri Founder and CEO Aziz Arman Talks Smart Mobility Solution to Enhance Public Transportation Systems, Jatri’s Business, and Running a Startup
  10. How Truck Lagbe Is Taking On An Age-old Transportation Industry: An Interview With Anayet Rashid, Founder and CEO, Truck Lagbe
  11. Founder at Work: An Interview With Reyasat Chowdhury, Founder and CEO, Shuttle

Going deeper into the major players 

Pathao

  1. Pathao Is The New Logistics Service In Dhaka
  2. Inside Pathao’s Big Plan To Take On Logistics And Transportation Industry In Dhaka
  3. Pathao Launches Pathao Cars
  4. Pathao Launches Pathao Food, Why Pathao Food, Pathao’s Leverage and The Business Of Food Delivery
  5. Pathao Closes New Round Of Fundraising, Sees Valuation Soar Past $100million
  6. Pathao To Launch In Nepal
  7. Pathao’s Digital Payment Push Runs Into A Wall
  8. Pathao Tong, Ride-Hailing’s New Market Reality, And Pathao’s Path To One App For All Your Needs
  9. Pathao And Financial Services
  10. How Pathao Was Created

Shohoz

  1. Shohoz Turns Five
  2. Shohoz Adds Former Flipkart CTO Ravi Garikipati To Its Board
  3. 06 Things You Should Know About Shohoz
  4. Shohoz Raises New Funding To Become Bangladesh’s Super App
  5. Shohoz Food Sees Steady Growth And What Shohoz Food Means For Shohoz’s Overall Strategic Ambition
  6. How Shohoz Was Created
  7. Shohoz Raises $15 Million In New Funding To Take On Ride-hailing In Dhaka
  8. Shohoz Makes A Necessary Move And Shohoz’s Search For Moat

Uber

  1. Uber Launches Package Delivery Service ‘Uber Connect’ in Dhaka
  2. Uber Transport Safety Alliance, Pandemic as a Setting
  3. Uber Eats Exits Bangladesh and Online Food Delivery Thesis Followup
  4. Uber Eats India Lessons
  5. Uber Launches UberPOOL In Dhaka
  6. Uber Drivers Go On To Strike In Dhaka And What It Means For Ride-hailing Companies In Bangladesh
  7. Uber’s Transportation Aggregation Play In Dhaka
  8. Uber Celebrates One Year In Dhaka, Uber’s PR Challenges Follow It Everywhere, And Uber’s Expansion Plans
  9. Uber To Launch Bike-Sharing Service Uber Moto In Dhaka
  10. Uber And The Next Phase Of Car-hailing In Dhaka
  11. What Will Uber Do Next In Dhaka?
  12. Uber Plans To Launch In Bangladesh, Announces New Job Openings In Dhaka

Jatri

  1. How Jatri Was Created: 03 Lessons for Founders
  2. Future Startup Explainer: What is Jatri and How it Works
  3. Jatri adds Trust Transport AC Services to Its Platform
  4. Jatri Raises Seed Investment to Improve Public Transportation Experience in Bangladesh’s Key Metropolitan Areas
  5. Public Bus Ticketing Startup Jatri Raises Investment From Adventure Capital

Truck Lagbe 

  1. Truck Lagbe Opens Up Its Platform, Aggregator, And The Business Of Truck Lagbe
  2. Truck Lagbe Raises New Funding, Plots Big Growth Push
  3. Truck Lagbe: A Single Click Will Move Anything
  4. How Truck Lagbe Was Created
  5. How Truck Lagbe Has Made Home-shifting Simple and Affordable
  6. Logistics Is A Real Challenge For SMEs, Truck Lagbe Offers An Excellent Solution
  7. Truck Lagbe’s Multi-pronged Strategy To Make On-demand Trucking a Reality In Bangladesh: Technology, Trust, Transparency, and Tenacity
  8. Truck Lagbe Looks to Forge Closer Ties with Driver Partners Amid the Pandemic, Provides Free Disinfection Service to top Drivers
  9. Truck Lagbe’s New App, Uberization of Trucking, and Truck Lagbe’s Real Motivation

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