TV24 Desk: Bangladeshi three tech founder Sonia Bashir Kabir from Invertor category, Morin Talukder & Afeef Zaman from the E-commerce category named in RoW’s 100 Global Tech’s Changemakers.
RoW had set out to find 100 of the most influential, innovative, and trailblazing personalities in fintech, e-commerce, policy, digital infrastructure, and a range of other sectors that intersect with and influence technology.
Rest of World thus identified 100 people outside Silicon Valley and the West whose efforts directly impact countries where the majority of the world’s population lives. Of them three of them are Bangladeshi citizens.
Sonia Bashir Kabir
Sonia Bashir Kabir is the founder and managing director of SBK Tech Ventures, a Bangladesh-focused venture capital fund, which invests in startups that support the digital development of rural areas. SBK’s portfolio includes Dmoney, Solshare, and Praava Health.
Previously, as the country manager of Microsoft Bangladesh, Sonia partnered with donor agencies, banks, telecommunications companies, and students, to mobilize and grow the company’s initiatives. At Microsoft, she worked to provide microloans to women to start IT businesses.