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    [Presentation] Startup Ecosystem: Bangladesh— Coming of Age

    LightCastle Analytics Wing

    Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem has picked up rapidly since 2013 – driven by participation from angels; rise of eco-system enablers like co-working space, community events, local and global incubators; and a growing active interest from government/development partners. However, major deals and growth have started happening since the end of 2017.

    While a number of international/local funds have present operations along with incubator/accelerator programs for pipeline development in the economy, Series A funding is yet to properly kick off. The embedded presentation gives a high level overview of the current status, the story of evolution and growth, the promising and thriving sectors, the potential bottlenecks and the role of ecosystem enablers. The conclusion is clear: Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem is slowly, but surely, coming of age.

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    LightCastle Analytics Wing is the research division of LightCastle Partners. It is tasked with producing periodic reports on the different sectors of the economy, analyzing trends in markets and making methodical, thorough and intelligent analysis to improve strategy and drive business growth.