Future Startup Weekly: No.17

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Sep 19, 2021

Inside Chaldal’s Sprawling Pet Food and Products Delivery Business 

In 2014, buying pet food online was not a thing in Dhaka. Then Chaldal appeared on the scene. The newly launched grocery startup, launched a year ago in 2013, saw there was a need for convenience service for pet owners who love their pets dearly but faced enormous challenges accessing quality pet foods. In the next two years, Chaldal would go on to build a one-stop online shop for pet foods and become a leader in online pet food and products. Today, the category has a new name at Chaldal and covers everything related to pets and pet care. Read here

Doctor Networking App Frontliners Raises New Investment

Dhaka-based Healthtech startup Frontliners Technologies announced that it has raised its first round of angel investment from prolific angel investor M Asif Rahman, founder of WPDeveloper and ARCom, and Nazmul Hasan Rupok, CEO of WPDeveloper. The details of the investment were not disclosed. Read here

Jatri Raises $1.2m in Pre-series A Funding

Jatri, the Dhaka-based public transportation startup, announced today that it has raised US$1.2 million in a Pre-series A round of investment from Reflect Ventures, Brain-Too-Free Ventures, and SBK Tech Ventures. With the fresh funds, the company looks to expand nationally and expand its offerings beyond ticketing and vehicle rentals. Read here

Chaldal Raises a $10M Series C

Chaldal, a Dhaka-based grocery delivery platform, has raised $10 million in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Taavet Hinrikus (co-founder of Wise), Sten Tamkivi (CPO of Topia), and Xploration Capital, with the participation from Mir Group. Read here

4 Founders Share Strategies They Used to Grow Their Startup in The Early Days

In this collection of lessons from founders, we asked 4 founders on how they approach growth and what helped their companies to grow in the early days. The answers offer revealing insights into the intricacies of early stage growth and actionable strategies for eager startups and founders to apply. Read here

Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at ruhul@futurestartup.com

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