Welcome to Future Startup Weekly, our curated list of the best content on entrepreneurship, business expertise, and work from the past weeks.
In his fourth appearance, Chaldal CEO Waseem Alim joined us to talk about Chaldal’s current state of operation, priorities, strategic direction, the rationale behind Chaldal’s recent move to pull back from several cities outside Dhaka, the state of ecommerce growth in Bangladesh, the state of Bangladesh startup ecosystem, why challenging times are good for good business, his strategies for navigating tough times and much more. Read.
Kazi Faisal Bin Seraj is The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Bangladesh. In this fascinating conversation, Mr. Faisal talks about his journey, The Asia Foundation Bangladesh, all things development sector, and lessons in work and life. Read.
Mohammad Oli Ahad is the Founder and CEO of Intelligent Machines Limited, a Dhaka-based enterprise AI products and data science services company. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Oli about all things Intelligent Machines, artificial intelligence, and business building. Learn about Intelligent Machines, how ideas mature, and what it takes to build companies. Read.
One critical flaw in the current food delivery thesis, particularly in the context of Bangladesh, is convenience as a core value proposition. Convenience is important but for a very small set of customers in Dhaka and has limited use in most markets outside Dhaka. A fascinating analysis of the fall of HungryNaki and the overall food delivery market in Bangladesh. Read.
Truck Lagbe, one of Bangladesh’s largest truck-booking logistics platforms, announced the closing of its Series A+ financing round. The financing round was led by the global port operator and supply chain provider PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA), with additional participation from Startup Bangladesh Limited and IDLC Venture Capital Fund I. Read.
Complement with: Bangladesh Startup Funding Report: Q1 2023