Flagship Ventures is a VC fund that invests in early stage startups. Our mission is to accelerate the growth of the Bangladesh startup industry by providing promising entrepreneurs with access to capital and business development solutions that aim to help them grow exponentially.
Flagship specializes in early investment stages, such as seed and Series A rounds. As a company delivering fast-growth investment opportunities with enormous resources and a strong network in the local ecosystem, our aim is to find innovative ways to tackle fundamental problems in society and bridge the divide between Bangladesh and first world countries.
Creating Value for Companies, Business owners, and Investors.
Creating exceptional value is the hallmark of Flagship Ventures. Our team of investment and operating professionals will work collaboratively and passionately with the management of our portfolio companies in order to create exceptional value for entrepreneurs that demonstrate potential for success.
Efficiency and Impact
We firmly believe that with our support, Bangladesh’s most promising entrepreneurs will have the resources to flourish and incite positive change in our community.
Flagship Ventures strives for excellence by setting the highest standards for all stakeholders within the business. We set clear objectives and thoroughly evaluate our business activities as part of our belief in the business philosophy of continuous improvement.
The Spirit of Partnership
Our founding members work as a team, share recognition and accountability, and strive for clear and open communication.
Integrity is at the heart of Flagship Ventures; we strive to do the right things for the right reasons. By holding the highest ethical standards for our business practices, we promote trust, respect, and morality within our business.
Leadership demands we provide clear guidance and empower others to succeed. We invest in promising founders, develop their capabilities through training and mentorship, and provide the necessary support for them in every step of the way.
- Economic Potential
- Digital Accessibility
- Stable Leadership
- Strategic Location
- The Young, Skilled, and Industrious Workforce
Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with a growth rate of 8.2 percent in 2019. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), this figure signifies that Bangladesh’s GDP growth has been outstanding.
Approximately 80 million Bangladeshi people own mobile technologies and use the internet, making up for 49% of the country’s total population. With access to mobile internet, the number of mobile financial transactions continues to increase rapidly. This has paved the way for consumer accessibility through mobile services.
Under the stable leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the country has been transformed by the government’s digital Bangladesh initiative, which has led to greater opportunities in the technology sector while forming major developments in the country’s infrastructure.
Being located on the border of South and Southeastern Asia, Bangladesh uniquely neighbors other major markets in the region, including China and India. Moreover, Dhaka, the capital city and financial hub of Bangladesh, is widely recognized as the largest economic center of Eastern South Asia.
Much of Bangladesh’s growing economic success can be attributed to the continually improving workforce at the heart of the nation’s business activities. The workforce is well-educated, highly adaptive, and thoroughly industrious due to the competitiveness of employment opportunities within the country. Moreover, approximately 57.3% of the population is aged under 25, demonstrating the high potential of the workforce as they continue to garner the requisite skills needed to thrive.