WE LOVE WHAT WE DO, AND INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME
Prothom Ventures is a new initiative conceived by a small group of people who strongly believe in the potential of the young generation in Bangladesh. Prothom Ventures is focussed on empowering early start-ups in Bangladesh through financial, technical and mentoring support. We want to champion entrepreneurship and promote innovation in the technology (‘tech’) sector in Bangladesh. We want to help the new generation of shape their own future in this industry and help them reach their full potential.
- Advisory Services
- Technical Support
- Business Links
- Capital Investment
WE ARE PASSIONATE AND FORWARD THINKERS
We are a group of like minded individuals with special links to Bangladesh and seek to give back to the community that holds a special place in our hearts. Our collective educational and industry experience encompasses Information Technology, Finance, Advertising and most importantly, setting up and operating tech businesses.
Bio: Shahed Islam is a serial entrepreneur, passionate mentor and a cross functional global team builder. He currently is the founder and CEO of SJ Innovation LLC with teams in India, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and USA. Shahed brought e-commerce to the Bangladeshi community in USA through his BDBazar venture in the dot-com era. More recently Shahed served as the CTO of the award winning Teacher Pay Teachers (teacherspayteachers.com), where he scaled the companies technology strategy to support the high volume consumer traffic. Shahed is a technology visionary who brings with him 20+ years of experience building highly motivated teams that lead companies to success.
Bio: Aminul Khan is a passionate technology enthusiast focused on constant innovation. He has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology leading enterprise system solutions across supply chain, digital marketing and data management for Fortune 100 companies. He holds an MBA from Villanova University and a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition to his enterprise experience Aminul strives to bring a positive change in his community through social ventures like The Young Bengal Education Foundation.
Bio: Mrinal Ray is a Risk and Compliance specialist with a passion for building strong (financially) and savvy tech companies. He is currently the Head of Risk and Compliance at LendInvest, one of the biggest Fintech companies in the UK . He brings with him 15+ years of financial services experience which included stints at the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority. Throughout his career, Mrinal has worked with large banks, insurers, investment managers and innovative finance companies at the start-up stage.
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