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Funding Round-up: Chaldal, Sokrio, Tiger New Energy Raise New Capital

BVCL invests Tk 2.5 crore in Chaldal and Sokrio. Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited (BVCL) announced on 25th June that it has invested TK 2.5 crore in two Bangladeshi startups: Chaldal and Sokrio. Why it matters: The investment signals growing support for Bangladesh's...
How CHRF is redefining single-cell genomics in Bangladesh

How CHRF is redefining single-cell genomics in Bangladesh

For the first time in Bangladesh, Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) has successfully generated single-cell genomic (SCG) data for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). This feat was realised through the support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which funded the 'Global...

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Drutoloan: Cracking The MSME Financing Code

Drutoloan: Cracking The MSME Financing Code

Bangladesh has more than 10 million small and medium enterprises. The sector makes up approximately 23 percent of the country's economy and generates 56 percent of the overall employment. Despite its immense potential and impact, the sector continues to struggle to...

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Bangladeshi startup wins 2nd place at BobCat Ventures 2024

Bangladeshi startup wins 2nd place at BobCat Ventures 2024

Bangladeshi startup EdBridge Scholars has recently won second place at BobCat Ventures, a grant competition in the State of Maine, United States of America. The startup, founded by Tanvir Thamid, a student at Bates College, won USD 4,000 and professional mentor...

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Online Pharmacy Players Set Sights Beyond Delivering Medicines

Online Pharmacy Players Set Sights Beyond Delivering Medicines

Bangladesh's fledgling online pharmacies have set their sights beyond merely delivering medicines. Starting with on-demand medicine delivery, a number of online pharmacy players are now aiming to become ‘full-stack’ healthcare service providers offering an array of...

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Exports top $5b for fourth straight month

Exports top $5b for fourth straight month

Bangladesh's merchandise exports stayed above $5 billion for the fourth consecutive month in March, giving much-needed breathing space to an economy struggling to keep its head above water amid the persisting foreign exchange crisis. Exporters shipped goods worth...

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