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Shomvob, the Dhaka-based HR-tech and employment platform focused on blue and silver-collar workforce, announced that it has raised a $1 million pre-seed financing round led by Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm Cocoon Capital. The company said it has also received a grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  This influx of capital presents Shomvob with […]
Instead of worrying about competition, it is a far superior strategy to follow your own idea maze, build your own thesis, and create your own original innovation. When you pay attention to your own work, it gets better. You create better outcomes. You create better competitive moats.
This week's edition features: The Art of Enterprise 13 Interviews to Help You Reflect on Your Life and Work From our archive, a collection of 13 interviews with some of the brilliant minds from business and social sector, including Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar, Professor, IBA, Muhammad A. (Rumee) Al, Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, Centre for […]
In the world of consumer tech, brand leverage is everything. Building a strong brand takes relentless focus and commitment over many years. The best companies start by dominating a relatively narrow niche before considering expansion into near adjacent markets. This playbook equally applies to digital platforms. Start in a niche. Serve your customers well. Build […]
In a move that underscores the growing importance of location-based services and geospatial mapping in the digital economy, IDLC Venture Capital announced that it has invested BDT 2 Cr in Barikoi, the Dhaka-based mapping solution for business startup. This marks the sixth investment by IDLC Venture Capital Fund I. Previously, the local VC fund has […]
Daraz, the Alibaba-owned e-commerce player in South Asia, has appointed Ben (Qian) Yi as the new managing director for its Bangladesh operations. Yi replaces Syed Mostahidal Hoq, who has been leading Daraz Bangladesh since 2017.  The leadership change comes at an interesting time for the company and was kind of expected. Just two and a […]
While startup funding has frozen over globally, Bangladesh's ecosystem is thawing thanks to a $7.1 million hot streak from SBK Tech Ventures. The country's lone women-led VC firm is injecting fresh capital into six local startups – Markopolo.ai, Jatri, Solshare, Fashol, Arogga, and 10 Minute School, first reported by TBS. The AI-powered Markopolo.ai and transportation […]
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