#44: Pathao - From Ride Sharing & Food Delivery to building the largest mobility platform in Bangladesh
Afrobility: Africa Tech & BusinessDecember 17, 2021
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#44: Pathao - From Ride Sharing & Food Delivery to building the largest mobility platform in Bangladesh

Overview: Today, we’re going to talk about Pathao - the largest mobility tech platform in Bangladesh. This episode was co-hosted with Shammi Quddus and recorded on Nov 21 & Dec 5, 2021.

Conversation highlights:

  • (10:15) - Motorbike sharing platforms in emerging markets - GoJek
  • (11:00) - Bangladesh context
  • (44:40) - Pathao founding story
  • (1:05:20) - Fundraising and growth
  • (1:19:10) - Product & monetization strategy
  • (1:49:13) - Competition & Exit options
  • (2:10:30) - Overall thoughts (Bankole, Shammi & Olumide)
  • (2:32:04) - Recommendation &small wins


Companies discussed: Pathao, bKash, Uber, GoJek, Shohoz, Tootle, Chalo, RC Ventures & Battery Road Digital Holdings


Business concepts discussed: Ride-sharing platforms, Transportation in emerging markets, Transportation + FinTech Super apps


Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Recommendation: Mastery (George Leonard) & Derek Sivers’ wonderful article about emotions and life
  • Win: Hung out with a bunch of folks at Miami Art Basel


Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:


Shammi’s recommendations & small wins:


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