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DIRD: Meet the company that pioneered geotextile manufacturing in Bangladesh

Apart from producing geotextiles, the global conglomerate of textile, engineering, agro, and software is now heavily invested in technology to innovate and integrate AI in their business models.  Along the seashores of Cox's Bazar or Kuakata, countless geobags can...
6 Agri-tech Startups to Watch

6 Agri-tech Startups to Watch

Agriculture remains the most important sector in Bangladesh. The sector contributes 40% of the total employment and 14% of the GDP. But the sector faces a long list of challenges. There are roughly about 20 million farmers. 80% of them are smallholders. The majority...

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BUET grad’s AI startup raises $4.1 million

BUET grad’s AI startup raises $4.1 million

AI startup Gray Matter Robotics, headed by BUET graduate Ariyan Kabir, has raised $4.1 million in seed round funding. Stage Venture Partners and Calibrate Ventures led the round, along with 3M Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures and B Capital Group. The...

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Woodpecker: Carving out a business from a leap of faith

Woodpecker: Carving out a business from a leap of faith

Today Woodpecker is one of the largest F-commerce platforms in Bangladesh with 353,903 followers and an astounding user rating of 4.9. Moreover, the business recently reported Tk2.1 crore in yearly revenue and a 15.7 percent profit margin. In November 2014, Nasir...

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