Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy of Bangladesh is on the verge of a major recession. While the corporate giants are capable of tackling the upheaval, the SME’s and startups are the most vulnerable to such turmoils. In this time of uncertainty, VCPEAB (Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh), Bangladesh Angels and Light Castle partners hosted a dialogue session between investors and startups to address the most pressing concerns in the current scenario. With around 100 participants, the webinar was hosted on 15th April.

    The discussion panel consisted of government bodies, angels, and institutional investors represented by:

    Tina Jabeen, Investment Advisor of Startup Bangladesh
    Nirjhor Rahman, CEO of Bangladesh Angels
    Shameem Ahsan, Chairman of VCPEAB & General Partner of Pegasus Tech Ventures
    Rahat Ahmed, CEO of Anchorless Bangladesh
    Bjoern Strudder, CEO of Roots of Impact
    Bijon Islam, CEO of LightCastle Partners (moderator)

    The session highlighted a number of insightful aspects of the investment climate, government initiatives, funding opportunities, investors’ sentiments, and the key roles of the enterprises during such tough times.


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