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8 Most Established Startups in Dhaka

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There's no doubt that Dhaka has become a leading hub for technology-based startups.

Some of the world's most successful ones reside there.

Major factors behind Dhaka's success with these startups include an abundance of highly skilled talent, government support that includes tax incentives, and progressive attitudes towards startups.

Here's a list with 8 fast-growing startups located there.


8 Startups in Dhaka

1) ShopUp

1) ShopUp

Small businesses can use ShopUp to have quick access to B2B sourcing, last-mile logistics, digital finance, and business management tools.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Afeef Zaman, Ataur Rahim Chowdhury, Navaneetha Krishnan J., Siffat Sarwar, Sujayath Ali, Sujayath Ali
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Internet, Shopping
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $28,440,700
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

2) ChalDal

2) ChalDal

Chaldal is a groceries and delivery internet platform established in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Tejas Viswanath, Waseem Alim, Waseem Alim, Zia Ashraf
  • Industries: Delivery, E-Commerce, Grocery
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $14,800,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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3) Maya

3) Maya

Maya is a messaging network that uses AI and NLP to connect people to professional advice on physical and mental health.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Ivy Russell
  • Industries: Health Care, Natural Language Processing, Personal Health, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $3,780,585
  • Number of funding rounds: 12
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

4) Sindabad.com

4) Sindabad.com

Sindabad.com is Bangladesh's first and largest B2B e-commerce enterprise.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Asif Zahir, Zeeshan Huq
  • Industries: B2B, B2C, E-Commerce, Retail
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $8,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

5) Shuttle

5) Shuttle

Shuttle is a firm that serves citizens in Bangladesh with safe and economical transportation.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Jawwad Jahangir, Reyasat Chowdhury
  • Industries: Information Technology, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $1,316,462
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 4

You can find their website here.

6) Praava Health

6) Praava Health

Praava Health is a vertically integrated network of outpatient health centers with world-class doctors, diagnostics, and technology at its core.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Sylvana Quader Sinha
  • Industries: Health Care, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $10,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

7) PriyoShop

7) PriyoShop

In Bangladesh, an eCommerce platform that links small businesses with brands and also handles last-mile fulfillment.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Asikul Alam Khan, Dipty Mandal, Raisul Kabir
  • Industries: B2B, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Retail, Retail Technology, Shopping
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $903,362
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

8) SureCash

8) SureCash

In Bangladesh, SureCash provides a comprehensive mobile payment system.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Shahadat Khan
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

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