Maliha Quadir recognised as a top female startup founder


BP Business Desk 

Maliha M Quadir, the founder of Shohoz, has been recognized as one of the top female founders in the world. Businessfinancing.co.uk, a leading business finance information website, published this list recently, which includes founders of Asian companies like the Ant Financial, Grab, WeLab, etc. From Bangladesh, she was the sole founder to be selected. 

Shohoz, which started in 2014 with only 30 employees by digitizing the unstructured travel and ticketing industry in Bangladesh, has now grown to a 350+ personnel strong company. 

It is now the fastest-growing start-up in Bangladesh with the largest spread of services. Over the years, Shohoz has added mass-scale services such as Online food ordering, Ride Sharing, and logistics and is now regarded as the leading Super App of the country.  

During the pandemic, Shohoz further evolved by introducing Grocery, medicine delivery, and e-Health (video-based doctor consultation) services. Shohoz also worked with the Bangladesh Government in creating the Corona tracer app which has a complex technological implementation. 

Throughout its existence, Shohoz has been at the forefront of making Bangladeshi people’s lives easier, more, and smarter and is committed to doing to in the future. 

Shohoz raised the largest round of funding in the Bangladesh startup ecosystem to date. Shohoz has received investment from various European and Asian investors 

Maliha Quadir previously received the Best Female ICT Entrepreneur award from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, the Young Global Leader recognition by the World Economic Forum, the Daily Star Best ICT Startup of the Year, AAA award and Top Ten Award by Ananya magazine. 

An MBA holder of Harvard Business School, Maliha did her undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Economics at Smith College. Before returning to Bangladesh, Maliha worked for a decade in the US and Singapore in reputed firms in investment banking and technology including Morgan Stanely, Standard Chartered Bank, Nokia and Vistaprint.