'Startup Kingdom' hits the stand

FE DESK | Tuesday, 11 February 2020

'Startup Kingdom', a comprehensive book for startup entrepreneurs hit the stand recently, said a statement.
Authored by Dr. Anis Uzzaman, General Partner and CEO of Pegasus Tech Ventures, and Shameem Ahsan, Chairman, Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh and eGeneration, the book was unveiled at an event held in Radisson Blue Water Garden, Dhaka.
The book was unveiled by Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP and ICT Sate Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak.
James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures; Masa Isono, Principal, DEFTA Partners; Jenni Risku, Founder, Women in Tech Asia; Ian Sikora, Director, Openspace Ventures; Prof. Dr. Sougata Ray, Member of Board of Governance IIM, Calcutta and Wendy Werner, Country Manager, IFC and Mahrukh Mohiuddin, Director, University Press Limited, were present among others during the launching ceremony of the book.
The book highlights strategies from the very the basics of building a team, creating a product, protecting the trade secrets technology or intellectual property of the company, marketing to for both domestic and global audiences and planning the exit strategy. The concepts are reinforced for the readers' understanding with real examples from Silicon Valley, as well as successful startups from Japan, Indonesia, Bangladesh and other regions in Asia.
Anis Uzzaman said, "I personally talk and advise hundreds of startups each year and I have been able to learn the experience of their successes and failures and this book is a compilation of all those experiences. I also personally founded a few startups of my own and surely also learnt from my personal failures and successes. This book reflects them all. Hope this book will be a knowledge hub for entrepreneurs and innovators who want to challenge themselves in the upcoming future."
Shameem Ahsan stated, "Startup Kingdom has a clear purpose to help business owners create their own business plan and choose the right strategies that will help them meet their goals at a much faster and effective way. We tried to share our experiences as venture capitalists and angel investors and turn the book into a comprehensive handbook for startup founders in South Asia and global startup ecosystem."