These five startups are the dark horses of the frontier markets

All startups had received funding in the past year and have been hailed as one of the respective country's achievements 

Why Bangladesh is the next frontier for tech investment

As Bangladesh’s economy opens up, the talent that has left to work overseas are returning. And they are bringing in training, education and different business models that they are exposed to 

Bangladesh's ride-sharing, bus ticket booking app Shohoz raises funding

Shohoz facilitates transportation to short- and long-distance commuters, and helps smaller-scale restaurants and other business with sales and deliveries 

Today's top tech news, Nov 12: Masayoshi Son seeks to raise US$21.1B through telco company's IPO

Starting the week with updates from Indian healthtech scene, a Bangladeshi fintech startup, and a Russian cybersecurity firm 

SOLshare raises Series A from Singapore's IIX Growth Fund, will energise rural Bangladesh with P2P solar grid

This is Singapore-based IIX Growth Fund’s first ever investment in a Bangladeshi company, showcasing support to high-impact enterprises 

Kormo, a jobs marketplace from Google’s Area 120 incubator, launches in Bangladesh

Kormo claims it creates a persistent connection with the user and takes responsibility for job fulfilment beyond the initial job matching 

Bangladeshi ride-hailing startup Shohoz raises US$15M pre-Series B funding round

Golden Gate Ventures leads the latest funding round for Shohoz, which also provides online ticketing service on its app 

Parking sharing platform Parking Koi wins Seedstars Bangladesh; to compete for up to US$1M in Switzerland

Zantrik, an automotive system which enables vehicle owners to get reliable service, and Banglameds, an express medicines delivery service, came second and third, respectively 

Meet the Southeast Asian startups at the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge final round

India and Bangladesh will represent Asia at the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, but Southeast Asia has a significant presence in the competition 

Today's top tech news, April 27: Indonesia urges ride-hailing companies to add SOS system to app

We also have updates from Huawei, Go-Jek, and how blockchain technology helps the #MeToo movement in China