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Effective tips to help you promote your blog on Instagram

SD Asia Desk February 17, 2019

Are you someone who runs a blog? You shall be excited to know then that you would be able to easily promote your blog through the social media application of Instagram. Today, a lot of people are still skeptical about using Instagram for their blog promotion and their online businesses. People feel that the app will not be able to

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From the Creators of TIGER CAGE

Tiger Cage, by Startup Dhaka, is Bangladesh’s first ever entrepreneurship

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Soocas grabs $30 million Series C

Soocas, an oral care startup, has snagged $30 million (200

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TRIVE and Justco launch incubator programme

Co-working space operator JustCo and Singapore based venture capital TRIVE

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Different Use & Cases of SMS: Texting Makes It So Valuable For Small Businesses

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Effective tips to help you promote your blog on Instagram

SD Asia Desk Feature February 17, 2019

Are you someone who runs a blog? You shall be excited to know then that you would be able to easily promote your blog through the social media application of Instagram. Today, a lot of people are still skeptical about using Instagram for their blog promotion and their online businesses. People feel that the app will not be able to

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From the Creators of TIGER CAGE

SD Asia Desk Feature February 13, 2019

Tiger Cage, by Startup Dhaka, is Bangladesh’s first ever entrepreneurship based video series. This reality show finds and presents potential tech startups on stage to investors who can provide funding. Four startups were selected to present for the pilot season. There were four investors in the pilot season – Samad Miraly, Mustafizur R Khan, Fayaz Taher and Nazim Farhan Choudhury.

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Soocas grabs $30 million Series C

Elvis Gomes Feature February 12, 2019

Soocas, an oral care startup, has snagged $30 million (200 million Yuan) in Series C funding that was led by Vision Knight Capital. Kinzon Capital, Cathay Capital, Greenwoods Investment and Yunmu Capital also joined the round. The funding will be used for marketing efforts and product development. Founded in 2015, Soocas is one of the portfolio startups of Xiaomi, a Chinese

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TRIVE and Justco launch incubator programme

Elvis Gomes Feature February 12, 2019

Co-working space operator JustCo and Singapore based venture capital TRIVE Ventures have launched a 9-month incubation programme, TRIVE Labs that aims early stage startups. It is structured for startups or entrepreneurs who have achieved Startup SG Founders Grant or grabbed external funding of at least $20000. Startups must have a sustainability plan for geographical expansion and defensible tech slant. The

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Top Ten News from Last Week

Elvis Gomes Feature February 10, 2019

VIISA and Fintech Club Launch Fintech Lab Fintech Lab, a joint effort by VIISA and Fintech, is an Accelerator program that aims to aid fintech sector with expert mentorship, business ideas; and connection with investors. It will also provide seed funding to startups working in the fintech industry. Read More: https://www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/vietnam-digest-cyberagent-swof-invest-in-kyna-viisa-fintech-clubs-accelerator-119325 Sendle Snags $14.4 million in Series B funding Sendle,

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Different Use & Cases of SMS: Texting Makes It So Valuable For Small Businesses

SD Asia Desk Feature February 10, 2019

Undoubtedly, more and more businesses rely on email marketing, search engine marketing or any other paid social marketing in order to promote their business and products. In such a situation and a common perspective, it is very difficult if not impossible to stand out from the crowd, especially if you are an owner of a small business. This is because

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6 Helpful Tips for Successful Financial Management in Business Operations

SD Asia Desk Feature February 10, 2019

Regardless of the business you run, the financial segment is crucial, both at the beginning as the investment and at the end as profit. In order to ensure this journey from investment to profit occurs, you’re going to have to manage your finances well in order not to lose money on important matters. There are several tips we could give

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GDPR in a Nutshell: Resources to Get You Prepared

SD Asia Desk Feature February 10, 2019

GDPR is coming, and you don’t want to be playing catchup after May 25th. The good thing is, we’ve compiled resources that will help you understand the keywords, definitions, and requirements surrounding GDPR. We hope the items below can help your organization prepare for these changes. Ready for the GDPR in Europe? The GDPR can be confusing. This simple infographic

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Startup Weekend Dhaka: Learn to startup in 54 hours

Nahid Farzana Feature February 9, 2019

Startup Weekend Dhaka a 3 days long global event where anyone can join and pitch their startup idea. Back for the 5 th time in Dhaka, it is being organized by Startup Dhaka on 14th to 16th February 2019 at GP House, Bashundhara. We are glad to let you know that Grameenphone is the Innovation Enabler for the event. BONGO is the Premier Partner. Betterstories

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$28 billion foreign investment received by Bangladesh in last 5 years

Elvis Gomes Feature February 7, 2019

Bangladesh received over $28 billion in investment from 45 countries over the last 5 years. China invested over $8107 million alone making it the highest amount of investment on Bangladesh. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen revealed this in parliament in reply to a question from Awami League MP Md Israfil Alam. According to the BIDA, the top ten countries

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Zomato grabs $39 million funding from Grade Book Capital

Elvis Gomes Feature February 7, 2019

US investor Grade Book Capital backs food-tech startup Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd. with over $39 million in Series I funding round. The Series I funding also included raising $210 million from existing investor Ant financial in October, 2018. Zomato was valued at $2 billion after last round of funding. The investment comes at a time when Zomato is locked in

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Collect Major Apps to Download from 9 Apps With No Cost

SD Asia Desk Feature February 7, 2019

Due to massive arrival of new apps, people are searching for suitbale software to download various gaming software and number of business apps from the single platform such 9 app. This software builds with update features which allow using and getting new experience of it. It is one of fast and secure software to install direct to mobile device and

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Avoiding Common Marketing Mistakes

SD Asia Desk Feature February 7, 2019

Global spending on digital marketing has grown to $100 billion (US), according to The Moore Stephens survey, which looked into the marketing habits of companies in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the U.S. Tech in Asia notes that Asian startups in particular are keener to place most of their budgets into marketing, compared to the U.S. – where many new companies are

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4 Top Feasible Business Startup Ideas for 2019 in the Technology Sector

SD Asia Desk Feature February 7, 2019

While planning to start a new business, it is essential for the entrepreneurs to have the best startup ideas in mind to bring into practice. There are a lot of such ideas, but all of them may not be practical in everyone’s case. The trend now while considering the young entrepreneurs is that they tend to follow their dreams and

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IKE raises $52 million

Elvis Gomes Feature February 6, 2019

Founded by veterans of Google, Apple and Uber, IKE is a self driving truck startup. It has raised $52 million in a Series A funding round led by Bain Capital  Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Basis Set Ventures and Neo. Bain Capital Ventures partner Ajay Agarwal has joined Ike’s board. Ike’s funding round will help the company expand its 30-person team as it

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Subscription based service startup Ritual raises $25 million

Elvis Gomes Feature February 6, 2019

Ritual, a subscription based service which delivers shipments of daily or prenatal vitamins for a monthly fee of $30, has raised $25 million on a Series B funding led by Lisa Wu at Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Kirsten Green at Forerunner Ventures and Brian Singerman at Founders Fund. Starting from 2015, It mostly followed a social media strategy that

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SPRING organizes its 2nd event in South Asia

Elvis Gomes Feature February 5, 2019

SPRING organizes its 2nd event in South Asia with Honourable Minister of Information Communication and Technology of Bangladesh Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP as chief guest at EMK Center, Dhaka on Thursday, 31st January, 2019. The event aimed to educate audience on  women and entrepreneurship, failing forward, design thinking and girl research. Spring is working in 9 countries on a 5-year programme which

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Marketing for online businesses through user-oriented web design

SD Asia Desk Feature February 5, 2019

The marketing world is getting more difficult with the passage of time. The presence of an online market has broadened the horizon for marketing but has also led to excessive competition. It is understandable that multiple business owners are present who are dealing with the same kind of products which makes it all the more difficult to grab the attention

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Are You PhishProof?

SD Asia Desk Feature February 5, 2019

Phishing is one of the most common forms of cybercrime, so if you’re online, you’ve likely been targeted by a phishing attack—and you might not even know it. So what is phishing exactly? It’s the act of collecting personal information—including bank account numbers, passwords, and usernames—through electronic means, such as deceptive email messages and phone calls. According to RSA’s report for

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GoJek raises over $1 billion

Elvis Gomes Feature February 4, 2019

Ride hailing startup Gojek, on Friday, announced that it has finalized deals to raise funds over $1 billion on its on going round of Series F led by Google, JD.com and Tencent. Other investors include Mitsubishi Corp and Provident Capital. It values the company between $8 billion to $10 billion. Gojek will use the funds to double down on key verticals

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers raises $600 million

Elvis Gomes Feature February 4, 2019

The venture firm has announced that it has raised $600 million for 18th flagship fund. Consumer, enterprise, hardtech and fintech will be the prime focus of the early stage fund. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is trying to re-brand into the Kleiner of the past.

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Addressing Funding Challenge For Startups Needs Prudence

SD Asia Desk Feature February 3, 2019

Funding is a common issue for established businesses or even for a startup. Investors are very apprehensive and careful when they put in money in a business, whether it is a lending company or a friend or a family member, especially in a startup as it is typically run by someone who has very little or no previous experience in

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LightCastle Partners launches The LightCastle Business Confidence Index 2017-18

Elvis Gomes Feature February 3, 2019

LightCastle Partners launches its latest confidence index of 2017-18 at Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan. The study aims to gauge business sentiments of private sector executives representing a variety of industries across the economy. This year, a survey of 102 C-Suite level executives – across 12 industries throughout 2 major cities: Dhaka and Chittagong – was conducted to analyze the factors that influence

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Popular Fintech App Makes Paying for Fast Food in Dhaka Easier

SD Asia Desk Feature February 1, 2019

Consumers in Dhaka, Bangladesh can now pay for fast food at two famous chain restaurants, just by scanning QR codes from a popular mobile financial services app. This innovative venture is a step forward in terms of introducing citizens of Bangladesh to practical MFS (mobile financial services). Although there is a typical banking system in Bangladesh, as well as some mobile financial

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Understanding the Importance of Debt Settlement Letters & Other Written Documents

SD Asia Desk Feature February 1, 2019

The spiraling debts are adversely affecting numerous entrepreneurs today worldwide. Businesses are failing simply because of a financial crisis. Statistics reveal that in 2017, the total revolving debt of the Americans was more than $1 trillion as per Forbes. In 2018 total consumer debt is all set to reach as much as $4 trillion as per a Federal Reserve data

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Know The Strings Attached With Debt Settlement And Consolidation

SD Asia Desk Feature February 1, 2019

Given the high standards of living in these modern times, finding yourself in debt is not a surprise. Moreover, the easy and more liberal lending policy of today as compared with the olden times has made is easier to take on a loan for any purpose if need be. Therefore, finding yourself in multiple debts is not a surprise as

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Why Business Owners Should or Should Not Use Debt to Invest in Their Business

SD Asia Desk Feature January 28, 2019

Most people instinctively think debt to be a bad word, however, for most startup companies it represents one of the most viable ways of financing operations and growing fast. Even very large companies tend to use the leveraging power of debt to achieve greater profitability. While banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions are typically the largest sources of debt,

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Bangladesh is set to become 3rd fastest growing economy in 2019

Elvis Gomes Feature January 24, 2019

According to UN report titled “World Economic Situation and Prospects”, Bangladesh will become the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world in 2019 in terms of increasing Gross Domestic Product. Sudan and India, expecting to expand at 8.1% and 7.6%, takes 1st and 2nd place respectively. Bangladesh is expected to grow 7.4% this year with the influence of strong fixed

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Why should you transfer the existing debt to a balance transfer credit card?

SD Asia Desk Feature January 23, 2019

A balance transfer credit card is a novel way of transferring the existing debt to a new card. What’s more, you ask? You can do it for no fee 0 interest! Banks and financial institutions are providing these balance transfer credit cards to existing as well as new customers. The deal is pretty straightforward and advantageous for you on many

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The Appeal of the Untapped Coffee Market in Bangladesh

SD Asia Desk Feature January 23, 2019

Millennial aggregate income is expected to more than double in Bangladesh between 2020 and 2035, and they’re going to bring their buying power and culture with them through that shift. It’s already happening, as millennials have brought coffee culture to Bangladesh, and it’s being used as more than a mere energy stimulant. Whereas Indian culture has previously permitted the love of tea,

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Managing Your Startup Debts by Consolidating Them

SD Asia Desk Feature January 23, 2019

According to INC., 62% of the startup owners revealed that they did not want to take up debt. The life you live after you have started your own business can be completely new and different and will be responsible for introducing you to numerous things that will be completely new to you. Taking responsibilities, coping with new stuff, taking decisions,

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Bangladeshi Entrepreneurs Scramble To Catch Up To Rising Real Estate Market In 2019

SD Asia Desk Feature January 20, 2019

The property market in Bangladesh may expand by up to 9% in terms of sales of the number of units, which is great news for entrepreneurs looking to infiltrate the industry while it’s on the rise. Property tech, as experts are calling it, is currently an untapped and developing industry that hungry startups can easily find their way into. Untapped potential combined with a

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Mukesh Ambani ready to set foot in India’s e-commerce industry

Elvis Gomes Feature January 20, 2019

Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in Asia is ready to step inside the e-commerce industry of India. With the help of Ai and a vast network of Jio (28 million), Ambani plans to grab a market share in this Duopoly market of Amazon and Flipkart. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, a subsidiary trust of India’s department of commerce,

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Asia Pacific Expected to Dominate in Overall Dental Hygiene Devices Market

SD Asia Desk Feature January 13, 2019

Recently released studies surrounding the dental hygiene devices market show that the Asia Pacific is slated to become the dominant region for sales and consumption of dental technology. India, due to its rapidly growing population and economic clout, is expected to be the most prominent country in this market, closely followed by China. As both countries have medical tech experts expecting an impressive

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How much Internet has Penetrated Bangladesh?

SD Asia Desk Feature January 13, 2019

The internet usage in Bangladesh has been increasing rapidly since the entrance of internet in Bangladesh since early 1990s. Since 2014, there has been a rapid growth in the number of internet users, which is opening new doors for the nation through a growing e-commerce sector providing freelance opportunities for the young generation of the country. According to Government estimation,

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Motor-Bazar’s start-up journey in Bangladesh

SD Asia Desk Feature January 13, 2019

Motor-Bazar is an online car classifieds start-up in Bangladesh. Its story began with a simple study to test whether people in Bangladesh would want to buy and sell cars online. The start-up founders interviewed several car dealers and buyers and discovered a significant problem in the Bangladesh’s car market. Car buyers would typically show up to second-hand and reconditioned car

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BIDA plans to launch One Stop Service

Elvis Gomes Feature January 8, 2019

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority is in discussion for launching a One Stop Service by the end of January to ease the activities of local and foreign investors. A meeting was held at BIDA office this Sunday with Prime Minister’s Principal Coordinator for SDGs Abul Kalam Azad as chief guest where BIDA Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam chaired the meeting.

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Imagine Radio – The Bangladeshi startup with most advanced music streaming platform starts its journey

Elvis Gomes Feature December 18, 2018

Imagine Radio, an entertainment media startup rising from Bangladesh focused on music streaming started its journey today from its office located at DevoTech Technology Park, Gulshan, Dhaka. As a startup from Bangladesh, Imagine Radio is aimed at building an advanced digital entertainment ecosystem where Bangladeshi music lovers and Bangladeshi musicians will enjoy the true benefits of the new digital era

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Fintech B-Social raises seed funds

Elvis Gomes Feature December 18, 2018

B-Social, a London fintech that currently offers a “social finance” app and beta debit Mastercard, has raised £3.2 million in seed-round funding from undisclosed high-net-worth individuals. However, the fundraise is just the first step in a journey in which B-Social wants to eventually become a fully licensed bank that reimagines banking around everyday social interactions.

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Chinese pharmacy platform Yaoshibang raises $133 million

Elvis Gomes Feature December 18, 2018

Led by Tiger Global Management, H Capital and DCM, Chinese pharmacy platform Yaoshibang has raised $133 million in Series D funding. It makes the total amount of fund raising by this platform over RMB 1 billion. Yaoshibang mobile app allows users to directly order and receive medicines from anywhere.

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