We are delightedly announcing that I’Social – আই’সোশ্যাল and VoiceBridge Bangladesh Limited have signed the collaboration for strategic partnership and investment on 12th January 2021. The key stakeholders of both of the companies inked the deal at a venue in Gulshan-1. The event was hosted by Startup Bangladesh Limited.
Through this partnership, the both parties aim to bridge the digital divide in Bangladesh and provide access to information and finance at the bottom of the pyramid through user-friendly technology intervention into the existing system. The partnership aims to benefit 12 million people in Bangladesh by 2022 by creating nationwide entrepreneurs, providing last mile delivery support of product & services, BoP market data intelligence, and access to finance through a user-friendly digital solution which is compatible with any mobile device and for people with minimum digital literacy.
We are happy to have VoiceBridge Bangladesh onboard to bring change together nationally. VoiceBridge Bangladesh Limited is a subsidiary of Hishab Ltd. It is a Germany-based software company developing voice-based applications and middleware, with an aim is to create voice user interfaces or VUIs which are usable with any conventional telephone and tailor-made for underrepresented languages & dialects, thus digitally empowering rural, remote areas with access to web-based services.
The event was graced by Ms. Tina Jabeen – CEO & MD of Startup Bangladesh Limited, Dr. Ananya Raihan – CEO of iSocial, Mr. Zubair Ahmed – Founder of VoiceBridge Limited, Ms. Rubana Huq – Managing Director of Mohammadi Group, Barrister Anita Ghazi Rahman -Chairman of iSocial, Ms. Shamim Ara Khanom – Managing Director of VoiceBridge Limited, and Mr. Arfan Ali – President and Managing Director of Bank Asia Limited, among other distinguished personalities from the development sector and startup ecosystem of Bangladesh.