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A brief history of our consulting journey

OUR STORY

LightCastle Partners envisions a knowledge-driven economy that inspires businesses and changes lives.

Our entrepreneurial journey started back in 2013 with a simple vision: to inspire businesses in Bangladesh to advance the economy. To date, we have consulted for 150+ development partners & private organizations on 250+ projects, collaborated with 500+ SMEs & startups, mobilized U$ 150 million+ in investments, and supported 40+ accelerator/incubator programs across Bangladesh. LightCastle also hosts the largest market and industry datasets in Bangladesh across 30+ industries.

We believe the Bangladesh opportunity is exciting – led by your goals and accomplishments. And to that end, we are here to support and collaborate.

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VALUES THAT DRIVE US


Simplify

Keep things simple. That’s the best approach to everything.


Integrity

Be open and transparent with teams. Remain ethical and accountable in the expression of thoughts and actions.


Data-driven

Let the data tell the story. Every decision should be based on evidence and information.

Over the Years

  • 2013
    The Journey Begins
  • 2014
    Launch of the first Publication
  • 2015
    Manthan Award
  • 2016
    LightCastle Data
  • 2017
    Business Confidence Index
  • 2018
    100 Projects
  • 2019
    DATABD.CO
  • 2020
    Business Confidence Index 2019-20

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Bijon Islam, Ivdad Ahmed Khan Mojlish, Saifur Rahman and Zahedul Amin officially start the consulting firm

Launch of the first Publication

LightCastle begins publishing periodical informative publications across critical topics in the context of an emerging economy. The first publication – Digital Marketing Landscape in Bangladesh – was launched on this day.

Manthan Award

LightCastle received its first international award – Manthan – for introducing Pujee, a fintech platform, facilitating startups to raise investment.

LightCastle Data

LightCastle was recognized by Facebook and Microsoft for developing LightCastle Data, an innovative proprietary online survey tool that enables real-time quantitative data reporting.

Business Confidence Index

LightCastle launched the maiden LightCastle Business Confidence Index study, quantifying voices of C-suite members across private entperprises in Bangladesh, in an effort to gauge the business optimism prevalent in the economy. It has now become an annual endeavor.

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100 Projects

LightCastle successfully celebrated the completion of 100 projects, spanning private, public and social sectors.

DATABD.CO

LightCastle launched DATABD.CO, a one-stop online platform for business data in Bangladesh. The platform is aimed at facilitating access to industry datasets in meaningful formats.

Business Confidence Index 2019-20

LightCastle launched DATABD.CO, a one-stop online platform for business data in Bangladesh. The platform is aimed at facilitating access to industry datasets in meaningful formats.

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KEY PARTNERS

We believe in the power of collaboration. In partnership with leading organizations on various fronts – be it in the realm of data democratization, skills development, entrepreneurial ecosystem among others – we add greater value to our clientele.

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Larive’s local partner in Bangladesh

LightCastle Partners is the exclusive member of the Larive Group in Bangladesh. Established in 1975, Larive International is a network of independent business development advisory firms in 25 high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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