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Meet the Yale professor who anchors his research in Bangladesh and scales up interventions globally

Dr Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak was born in Bangladesh and worked his way up to become a professor of economics at one of the top-ranking universities in the world. He also has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sierra Leone. In recent times, a young...
Bangladesh firm raises $1.3m in seed money

Bangladesh firm raises $1.3m in seed money

Bangladesh-based healthtech firm Arogga has raised US$1.3 million in a seed round from investors like Hyper, Ratio Ventures, and Sketchnote Partners. Demand Curve CEO Julian Shapiro, IDLC Finance, and SRB Ventures, along with other angel investors, also took part in...

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EdTech startup Shikho raises $4 million in new seed funding

EdTech startup Shikho raises $4 million in new seed funding

Dhaka-based ed-tech startup Shikho announced today that it has raised US$4 million in new seed funding.  The round was led by Wavemaker Partners, a leading venture capital firm in Southeast Asia, with participation from returning investors LearnStart, the seed fund of...

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GoZayaan quietly embarks on a South Asia expansion

GoZayaan quietly embarks on a South Asia expansion

“Bangladesh has the potential to create not just local, but also regional and global companies,” said GoZayaan CEO Ridwan Hafiz after it acquired Pakistani startup FindMyAdventure. Although Ridwan didn’t mention GoZayaan’s regional ambition before, it has always been...

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