Bangladeshi startup – Dataful –the first data-based content portal, has been accepted to Etohum portfolio of companies– a startup accelerator program based in Istanbul.
Dataful secured the deal following a month-long acceleration program run by Etohum and successfully completed the Startup Istanbul Acceleration Program, says a press release.
Several Bangladeshi startups were shortlisted for the Startup Istanbul event which happened in June. Other finalists were from France, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.
Etohum organizes Startup Istanbul events, an exclusive gathering of leading startups, internet companies, angel investors, and venture capitalists from all around the globe. They have received more than 200,000 applications from 178 countries. Its alumni startups have raised more than $250 million in the last 5 years.
Startup Istanbul is dubbed as the biggest Eurasia event which brings together investors, startup founders, and executives from the region.
''The achievement by Dataful is an inspiration for Bangladeshi startup community as startups here struggle to connect with potential investors," Polash Datta, founder and project lead of Dataful said.
This is not the first partnership from Etohum in any startup. The accelerator has been in the business of supporting startups by providing seed funding since 2008. So far they have invested many seed and early-stage startups. Another startup from Bangladesh BDcabs was another startup that Etohum invested in.