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‘ACQUIRING FUNDS STILL REMAIN A BIG STRUGGLE FOR BANGLADESHI COMPANIES’

Maliha Quadir, a Bangladeshi -American, is a technology entrepreneur. Her start up Shohoz.com has done breakthrough work in digitizing the disorganized and male-dominated transportation industry in Bangladesh. Before Shohoz.com, she was based in Singapore as Director of Vistaprint’s digital business in global emerging markets. Prior to this, she worked for

BRTA enlists more than 5000 vehicles of ride sharing platforms

In a bid to expand ride sharing service amid pandemic the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has provided enlistment certificates to over 5,000 vehicles of different companies. The regulatory body on July 15 updated the number of enlisted vehicles with some 11 ride-sharing companies totaling the number to 5,417, reports the

Bus fares temporarily increased by 60 pc

The government has increased fares of inter-district and long routes (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) bus and minibuses by 60 percent to compensate bus owners carrying 50 percent less passengers to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The passengers have to pay additional fares will be effective from Monday (June 1), said a

Women jump on to the bike-riding app bandwagon

Only five years ago, when Israt Khan Mojlish used to bring out her bike and ride on it on Dhaka roads, people used to look at her like they were seeing an alien. Six years down the line, “a bike riding woman is a pretty common scene on Dhaka’s roads,” said

TICKETING IS AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS MODEL. TICKET GETS DIGITIZED IN ALL COUNTRIES FASTER COMPARED TO OTHER THINGS.

  'Shohoz’ in Bangla generally means ‘easy’. But it can also mean straight forward. Fittingly, its founder and managing director is a woman of extreme clarity, as became apparent in her hour-long interview with Fintech. Maliha Quadir emerged as one of the most important entrepreneurs in Bangladesh with the advent of the

RIDESHARING COMES UNDER REGULATION, FINALLY

After having a free-ride for well over a year, the ride-sharing in Bangladesh finally has been brought under legal frameworks. The Cabinet on January 15 approved the draft of Ride Sharing Services Guideline-2017. Now after passing through a series of vetting process by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs,

The ‘Uber saga’ in Dhaka

Over the past ten months, ride-sharing app Uber has altered the way we think about commuting inside the city. Now, by simply downloading a free application in our phones, setting up an account and pressing a button, we can have a driver ready to pick us up in minutes and

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