Shameem Ahsan

Entrepreneur, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investor and Policy Expert

Chris John Agarap

About Me

Shameem Ahsan is an ICT entrepreneur, Venture Capital Investor & Policy maker widely recognized for his work to improve the reputation of the Bangladeshi ICT industry in the global space. He has played a pivotal role in the implementation of all the major policy changes related to the ICT sector in last one decade. He has been recognized as "Outstanding Tech Personality of 2015”.

A graduate from University of Central Oklahoma, USA, he is a General Partner of Fenox Venture Capital, a US$ 1.5 billion fund head quartered in Silicon Valley. He is the co-founder & Chairman of BAGDOOM.com, the largest lifestyle eCommerce venture in the country, as well as eGeneration Ltd., and Gemsclip.com. He is currently the Chairman of BASIS Presidents' Forum and Immediate Past President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), the largest national trade body for IT and ITES. He is serving as a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBBCI) which is the apex trade body in Bangladesh and Chairman of Venture Capital & Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB). He is a Director of Agrani Bank and founder and President of TiE Dhaka. He is also a Director of Rajshahi Kings, a popular T20 cricket team of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which reached the final of BPL’2016 by participating for the first time.

He has been lauded many times for his significant contributions to the growth and development of the ICT industry–he has received the “Best Young Entrepreneur of Bangladesh” award from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh at Dhaka Chamber of Commerce Business Award; he was voted “Top Outstanding Young Person in Bangladesh” by JCI and awarded for his contribution to the eCommerce sector by Computer Jagat. He is a member of the Prime Ministers Digital Bangladesh Task Force from the private sector, which is the highest policy making body to monitor and implement the vision of building Digital Bangladesh.

Education

University of Central Oklahoma

BBA, Management Information Systems

Professional Experience

TiE Dhaka

Founder

Jul 2014 – Present

Pegasus Tech Ventures

General Partner

2014 – Present
Responsibilities:

Pegasus Tech Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm founded by an exceptional team of seasoned entrepreneurs and proven international business leaders. Pegasus works with emerging technology companies worldwide and specializes in assisting entrepreneurs in North America achieve global expansion in Asian and European markets.

BAGDOOM.com

Chairman

Jan 2011 – Present
Responsibilities:

BAGDOOM.com is a leading online market-place and eCommerce company in Bangladesh featuring brands and deals on Computer & Electronics, Watches, Beauty & Health, Books, Antivirus & Internet Security, Bags, Belt & Accessories, Home & Kitchen Appliances, Mobile Phones, Perfume and Body Spray, Gifts,Chocolates,Flowers, Music CDs and apparels for both men and women. BAGDOOM.com has been ranked as Top 5 brands in Social media in Bangladesh by socialbakers.com.

Prime Minister's Digital Bangladesh Task Force, Government of Bangladesh

Member

Jan 2010 – Present
Responsibilities:

Prime Ministers' Digital Bangladesh Task Force is a high-powered task force headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with a view to making digital Bangladesh by 2021.The task force will monitor the implementation of e-governance, e-commerce, e-trade and finance, e-media, e-education and e-training across the country. The task force will prepare a work plan to export computer software, introduce IT-enabled service, establish intellectual property rights, electronic authentication and network security and develop network infrastructure and telecommunication equipment in the country.

Videos

The ride that saves you. Jobike

Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation

Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!

Speaking at Bangladesh Innovation summit -2020

"Guardian Life Budget Analysis" program of Channel i

Speaking on "ICT for Sustainable Energy and Climate Action"

News

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Why local companies can and should make up the majority of our IT sector

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“Digital World & BASIS Softexpo 2015”- A look back

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Memories from Launching of NASA Space Apps Incubator Innovation Program in 2016.

In 2018, For the 1st time Bangladesh has become World Champion at NASA Space Apps Challenge. So glad and proud that we started the initiative from BASIS!

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Speaking on Digital Patientcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation

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Donate Plasma through “SHOHOJODDHA” & Save lives!

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Digital Transformation: A Road to prosperity post-COVID 19

Speaking on "Digital Transformation: A Road to prosperity post-COVID 19" at Bangladesh Innovation summit -2020 organized by Bangladesh Innovation forum.

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