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Demystifying Rokomari and Digital Platform Questions

Rokomari was launched in 2012 with a small team, about 10,000 books, and a handful of publishers on its platform. Over the past 8 years, the company has grown into one of the dominant players in online commerce — particularly in books, introduced a long list of interesting features, and practically changed book culture in […]

What I Learned From Tazin Shadid of AmarLab About Building Enterprises From Scratch

Repetition is necessary when you are learning important things. In my opinion, we rarely learn new things. Merely recall and reinforce the old ones. Strange it may sound, we are quite dumb at remembering important lessons. That’s why we repeat mistakes and screw up opportunities. To that end, our important lessons must be reinforced from […]

Pulse Tech Raises $120k In Pre-seed Investment

Pulse Tech Ltd. has raised $1,20,000 in a pre-seed investment to develop a new Digital Healthcare Ecosystem to progress the global and local healthcare technology, per a press release. In the era of this uprising Digital Healthcare in Bangladesh, Pulse Tech Ltd. uplifted the investment to bring metamorphosis into the local health care system.  According […]

Shikho Acquires Online Professional Courses Platform Bohubrihi As It Looks to Expand Product Offering

Shikho, the Dhaka-based EdTech startup has confirmed it has acquired Bohubrihi, one of the leading online professional course platforms in the country, per a press release. The move signals an acceleration of Shikho’s broader vision to provide quality education and instruction for learners of all ages in Bangladesh. Shikho, who already provided students with affordable […]

SMEVai Raises Funding, Aims to Empower MSMEs Through Cloud-based “Business Back-office” Services Platform

SMEVai, the cloud-based “business back-office” services platform has announced that it has raised an undisclosed sum of cash and in-kind tech investment in the pre-seed stage. Renowned angels M Asif Rahman of ARCom & WPDeveloper and Nazmul Hasan Rupok of WPDeveloper participated in this round. Along with cash investments, SMEVai receives a full-fledged tech development […]

The Self-driving Trolley Problem: How Will Future AI Systems Make The Most Ethical Choices For All Of Us?

By Jumana Abu-Khalaf, Edith Cowan University and Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University Artificial intelligence (AI) is already making decisions in the fields of business, health care and manufacturing. But AI algorithms generally still get help from people applying checks and making the final call. What would happen if AI systems had to make independent decisions, […]

Progoti Systems to Launch Mobile Wallet NoboPay, Progoti's Bookkeeping App TallyKhata and Leverage

Progoti Systems announced that it has obtained the Bangladesh Bank license to work as a payment service provider (PSP) as per the Bangladesh Payment and Settlement Systems Regulations 2014. The company said it will launch a digital payment service in the near future. The product named NoboPay is currently in beta and the company did […]

Future Startup Weekly 25

This week in Future Startup: Ride-hailing drivers and discontent of gig economy Pathao launches BNPL Chaldal expands to Khulna SBK Tech Ventures Partners with SOSV and Miaki, Launches Bangladesh-Focused Seed Accelerator SM² MoneyGram's bKash integration Startup in focus What we are reading Ride-hailing Drivers Want Commission Rate Cut, Discontent of Gig Economy, and the Relationship […]

Vroom and Eastern Bank Launch a Co-Branded Credit Card, Simplifying Payment For Fuel and Services For Car Owners

Vroom, a 360-degree online platform for vehicle services based in Dhaka, has launched a co-branded credit card in partnership with Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) called EBL Vroom Oil & Gas Card with an ambition to simplify payments for vehicle related services for vehicle owners. If you are a car owner you know, counting fuel and […]

In an Effort to Grow its Wallet Network, MoneyGram Partners With bKash, Enabling bKash Users to Receive Funds Instantly From Around the World

MoneyGram International, the global cross-border P2P payments and money transfer company, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its mobile wallet network through the integration with bKash, Bangladesh's leading mobile financial service (MFS) provider. The integration comes as part of MoneyGram's ongoing partnership with Thunes, a B2B company that powers payments for the world's fastest-growing businesses. What it means: With […]