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Bangladesh Tech Briefing: 12 Observations About EdTech Market in Bangladesh Plus Dorik, Evaly, Shikho, and Tap

Education is a big market in Bangladesh. While the sentiment around education remains that it should be a public good and should not be for-profit, private spending in the sector has consistently increased over the years.
In fact, Bangladesh is one of the largest private spenders on education globally

EdTech Startup Shikho Raises $1.3M in Seed Funding

Dhaka-based K12 focused EdTech startup Shikho announced that it has raised $1.3 million in a new seed funding round co-led by Anchorless Bangladesh and returning investor LearnStart, the seed fund of edtech investment firm Learn Capital and participated by Wavemaker Partners and Teachable founder and CEO Ankur Nagpal.  Shikho previously raised $275,000 in two pre-seed […]

On Building a Tech-first Home Improvement Platform in Bangladesh, Interior Design Market, and Lessons in Entrepreneurship with Sarjeena Maodud, Co-founder and CEO, Sheraspace

Sarjeena Maodud is the co-founder and CEO of Sheraspace, a tech-first home improvement services company based in Dhaka. Founded in 2019, Sheraspace offers a number of services related to interior design, including online interior design consultation, complete end-to-end interior design solutions, and custom furniture design for full interior design projects.  In this fascinating interview with […]

Future Startup Weekly 12: Labor Productivity and Startup Success

What kills a far greater number of startups than any other reason is simple productivity loss, not being able to do with sufficient efficiency, what needs to be done. This is precisely why everyone talks about execution over ideas. While we generally attribute startup failure to various reasons such as lack of product-market fit, bad […]

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Angel Investment in Bangladesh

Angel investors, broadly speaking, are high net worth aka wealthy individuals who invest in a business at an early stage commonly known as pre-seed or seed funding rounds. If you are looking to raise external investment for your startup, angel investors come pretty early on.  Angel investors usually invest their own money in a company […]

On Building CodeCrafters, Entrepreneurship, and a Good Life: An Interview With Ellis Miller, Founder, CodeCrafters International

Ellis Miller is the co-founder and Managing Director of CodeCrafters International, a Dhaka-based international technology development company. Founded in 2007 by Ellis and Lynita Miller, CodeCrafters provides customized software solutions to businesses in the USA and other parts of the world. The company maintains a development team in Dhaka, Bangladesh with a U.S.-based sales and […]

On Xiaomi Bangladesh, Smartphone market, and Management with Ziauddin Chowdhury, Country General Manager, Xiaomi Bangladesh

Ziauddin Chowdhury is the Country General Manager of Xiaomi Bangladesh. In this excellent interview with Future Startup, Mr. Ziauddin talks about his journey to what he is doing today, his work as the general country manager of Xiaomi Bangladesh, discusses the state of Xiaomi Bangladesh’s business, operational intricacies, its challenges, and ambition going forward, shares […]

Crowdfundly and AuthLab Enter into Strategic Partnership, Eyes to Build a One-stop Digital Fundraising Solution

Today, Crowdfundly, a cloud-based SAAS solution that allows users to create an online fundraising platform, and AuthLab, a Sylhet, Bangladesh-based digital products development company that owns ventures like WP Manage Ninja, a WordPress product company that creates and sells WordPress plugins for a global audience, have announced that they have entered into a new strategic […]

Bangladesh's Leading Digital Healthcare Startup Maya Launches in Pakistan

Maya, Bangladesh's leading healthtech startup — currently the no #1 health app on Google Play Store — has launched in Pakistan today. Using the Maya app, users can chat with a doctor, take video consultations, get diagnostic support, buy health products, and do much more. Today, Maya, a Bangladeshi-origin and Singapore-based digital healthcare company that […]

These Four Startups are Looking to Change Apparel Manufacturing, Ecommerce, EdTech, and Space Rental in Bangladesh and Beyond

We have seen an influx of new fascinating startups in Dhaka's startup scene over the last few years tackling challenges in a variety of verticals including garment manufacturing, ecommerce, online education, and space rental, among others.  Many of these companies are doing unique work such as Nitex, a sustainable apparel manufacturer that manages the complete […]