Grab reportedly in talks to grab Foodpanda's business in Asia

Delivery Hero, the Berlin-based parent company of Foodpanda, has confirmed ongoing discussions about a partial sale of its Asian operations. Singapore's tech giant, Grab, is reportedly the front-runner in this potential acquisition. While the exact value of the deal remains undisclosed, market insiders speculate that the transaction could exceed 1 billion euros for the Foodpanda brand across several Southeast Asian nations.

6d ago

Bangladeshi startup MedEasy raises $750K in seed funding

MedEasy, a Dhaka-based online pharmacy startup, has successfully closed a seed funding round, raising $750,000. The investment is aimed at expanding its services and bridging the healthcare gap for Bangladesh’s 30 million chronic patients. The funding round was led by Seedstars International Ventures, Doha Tech Angels, Startup Bangladesh Limited, Accelerating Asia, and nVentures, with additional participation from various angel investors.

3w ago

2 Bangladeshis named in Vogue Business 100 Innovators 2023

Two Bangladeshis have been listed in the Vogue Business 100 Innovators for the year 2023.

3w ago

Bangladesh Women Investors Network launches startup fellowship for women

The Bangladesh Women Investors Network (BWIN) is launching an initiative called Bloom Fellowship that aims to equip young women with skills and knowledge required to perform in startup environments. It is a semester-long talent accelerator program with curated mentorship, training, and internships designed towards Bangladeshi women between the ages of 20 and 24.

Bangladeshi Nabanita in Forbes’ 30 under 30 Toronto list

Nabanita Nawar, a Bangladeshi researcher and entrepreneur residing in Canada, has been featured in the Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Local: Toronto’ list. This is the popular business magazine’s first-ever list of this kind, and she is the only Bangladeshi to be featured.

Local startup Zatiq receives $1.6 mil in pre-seed round

Zatiq, a local startup, has recently raised $1.6 mil in a pre-seed funding round led by Dekko ISHO Venture Capital (DIVC), as per a press release. The round was also participated by local and foreign angel investors.

Bangladesh Startup Summit Day 2: Jaan Tallinn, Skype Co-Founder, on Artificial Intelligence

In a riveting fireside chat during the second day of the Bangladesh Startup Summit, attendees were treated to an exclusive virtual conversation with Jaan Tallinn, the co-founder of Skype and a thought leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Bangladesh ripe ground for startup investments, discuss panellists

On the second day of the Bangladesh Startup Summit, a panel of distinguished experts convened to discuss the question, "Why Invest in Bangladesh?" The session aimed to highlight the country's appeal as an investment destination and explore the various opportunities it offers.

First Bangladesh Startup Summit begins today

The first-ever two-day Bangladesh Startup Summit 2023 began today, under the theme 'Smart Bangladesh, Endless Possibilities'. Over 100 global venture capital investors, 100 international-level speakers, and 600 startups are attending the Bangladesh Startup Summit 2023, with sessions covering topics such as edutech, healthtech, fintech, software services, and startup investment.

JoBike, Bangladesh’s first bicycle rental service, set to return

The popularity of bicycles has grown manifold in the last decade among Bangladeshi youth, and so has the need for a bike-rental service, such as JoBike - which is set to return soon. Let's take a look at Bangladesh's first bicycle rental service, why they closed down, and how they plan to relaunch.

Shark Tank India investors funded only 27 startups; they promised 65

In a recent analysis by market intelligence firm PrivateCircle, it has been revealed that the investors on "Shark Tank India" failed to fulfill a significant portion of their investment promises made during the show's inaugural season. The report highlights concerns over the show's credibility and raises questions about the efficacy of the investors' commitments.

5 books every startup founder should read

We present five indispensable books that every startup founder should read. These literary gems offer profound wisdom, practical advice, and valuable perspectives from seasoned entrepreneurs, business leaders, and thought-provoking thinkers.

How to raise funds for your startup: A guide

From crafting a compelling business plan to attracting investors, this article serves as your roadmap to financial success.

Skoot and Walton to jointly produce Made-in Bangladesh e-bikes

As per the MoU, the two companies will jointly manufacture environment-friendly electric bikes in the country to improve the riding experience for local customers. The partnership also plans to improve the e-bike industry in Bangladesh through the introduction of technologically advanced products. 

Unravelling the challenges behind bridging the digital healthcare gap

Despite being a relatively nascent concept in the country, digital health bears the potential to fundamentally redefine healthcare access for Bangladesh's 160 million residents, making healthcare available within the palm of their hands.

Elon Musk launches new AI company called xAI

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and owner of Twitter, has announced the launch of a new AI company called xAI.

Meet Rousseau Kazi, the Bangladeshi-born CEO and Co-Founder of the other 'Threads'

Shortly after the launch of Threads, it became apparent that Mark Zuckerberg's new Twitter competitor had opted for a .net domain instead of the customary .com. The reason behind this choice lies in the fact that the .com domain had already been claimed by another platform, also called Threads, led by one Rousseau Kazi, serving as its Co-Founder and CEO.

World’s first USD 3 trillion company: How Apple changed tech forever

As the world's first US $3 trillion company, Apple stands as a shining example of how a relentless pursuit of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction can drive unparalleled success in the ever-evolving world of technology.