Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Society | 26 December 2022 | No. 53
Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of FS Weekly.
This edition features:
First, an announcement: our friends at The UNICEF Venture Fund are looking to make up to US$100K in equity-free investments to provide early-stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to address climate change. Applications are open through 6 Jan 2023. Go for it if you meet the criteria.
Yashu Kapila is the CEO of BugRaptors, a software testing and QA services company based in India. In this fascinating conversation, conducted over email, we talk with Yashu about her journey, the business of BugRaptors, the state of the company today and its ambition going forward, the software QA services industry, her lessons in company building, leadership, management, productivity and much more.
Learning is a continuous process. Because life is a continuous journey that throws various difficulties at us all the time, unless we are learning constantly, we’ll not survive.
I’ve been covering tech and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh for some years now. I founded Future Startup to inspire and educate people and organizations to build and grow enterprises by building a business knowledge platform in the country. While we have come a long over the last few years, we could have done much better. The scene remains grossly underwhelming.
This article is a set of observations where I try to see where we stand and what we can do to do better in the coming days.
1. Transport-tech startup Shuttle raises $1.5mn in new funding: Bangladeshi transport-tech startup Shuttle announced that it has raised $1.5 million in new funding, bringing its total investment to $2.5 million to date.
5. Pickaboo raises $1.5 million investment: Pickaboo, Bangladesh’s fastest-growing mobile, gadget, and electronics-focused omnichannel platform, announced that it has raised $1.5 million in pre-series A round from Startup Bangladesh Limited, the flagship venture capital company of the ICT Division of Bangladesh, and some other investors.
1. Big Ideas in Tech for 2023: Venture capital a16z’s predictions for 2023
2. What 2022 meant for the world: The Economist looks back to 2022
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