Saying goodbye to GPA

After accelerating 26 teams in the last 3 years, it’s time to say goodbye.  It all started with an email from GP’s then Head of Strategy, Erlend, who happened to watch our Startup Dhaka documentary. He invited us for a meeting, which led to his asking for a proposal to do something to promote the local startup ecosystem. We worked
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Mercantile Bank eyes VC opportunities

Mercantile Bank, a private bank of Bangladesh, has declared that it has applied to Bangladesh Security and Exchange Commission for alternative investment approval. It will be named as MBL Asset Management Company. Lanka Bangla Finance and IDLC Finance were the first players to move forward in VC opportunities. IDLC Finance has already made investments in Chaldal.
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To enhance safety, Uber introduces Phone Anonymisation

Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today introduced two-way Phone Anonymisation, a new technology that will improve the way riders and drivers connect and communicate with each other. With this, when a rider and driver contact each other regarding a trip, both phone numbers will be anonymised, ensuring neither can see the other’s personal contact details.   Phone anonymisation is a
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Uber releases anthem of ICC world cup 2019

Uber releases anthem to energize ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup fans

As part of its exciting partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, has released Way-O, Way-O, a song to energize fans at one of the world’s most anticipated sports tournaments - the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, 2019.   The rhythmic anthem is a cultural blend of harmonies, written by Sonal Dabral (Ogilvy) and composed,
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Uber Eats rents a commercial space from Bproperty

bproperty.com, the country’s leading real estate property portal that enables selling, buying and renting properties through its online and offline services, have recently signed an agreement with Uber Eats on Sunday, 26 May 2019. Uber Eats has rented a commercial space from Bproperty to use as an on-boarding center for their delivery partners and to facilitate other services.   The signing between Uber
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Sunbird, a journey of art and passion

Samira, a self motivated educator hold multiple postgraduate degrees. Masters degree in Education and Development, diploma in International Laws, and certified in Social Enterprise and Leadership, Samira doesn’t seem to be weighed down. Unlike most people holding just any one of those degrees, Samira teaches Pilates in various studios in Dhaka. One may wonder why. Perhaps worldly affairs do not
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Winner Announced for Jolkona Catalyst Showcase Spring 2015

May 5 marked the end of the third Jolkona Catalyst accelerator program, an intensive three-week accelerator program for entrepreneurs from emerging countries. For their spring cohort, eight of the most promising entrepreneurs from Bangladesh traveled to Seattle for mentor-based training and pitch coaching. After their trainig ended participants pitched their ventures in front of the Seattle social entrepreneurship community at
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