Rahat is the Founding Partner & CEO of Anchorless Bangladesh, an early stage venture capital fund focused on advancing the startup ecosystem of Bangladesh. Since launch, they’ve made investments in Gaze (visual recognition APIs for security), Loop (regional logistics), and in healthcare.
He started covering Bangladesh in 2004 for Prince Street Capital, where he led their investments in the Dhaka Stock Exchange and grew to be one of the largest hedge fund investors in the market. In addition to Bangladesh, he also invested capital throughout emerging and frontier markets with a focus on the impact of emerging technologies on consumer behavior. In 2016, he helped seed Pathao, a Bangladeshi ride-sharing/logistics startup that’s raised over US$35 million.
Previously, he co-founded TrinityVR, a virtual reality-based sports science platform for player development, scouting and analytics used in Major League Baseball. He was also the primary strategist at DKMS US, the American division of the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, where he helped increase transplant conversion ratios for blood cancer patients in the United States. He serves as the Senior Advisor at Startups Next at the startup incubator for North South University, the country’s leading private university, and is the co-founder of B·deshi.
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