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Asian Investment Conference 2022

Rahat Ahmed 

Founding Partner and CEO, Anchorless Bangladesh

Rahat Ahmed

Rahat Ahmed is Founding Partner and CEO of Anchorless Bangladesh, a New York-based venture capital fund focused solely on Bangladeshi start-ups. Since launch, the firm has made investments in various key sectors, including fintech, education, logistics and healthcare.

Mr Ahmed started his career at Prince Street Capital, where he invested throughout emerging and frontier markets with a focus on the impact of emerging technologies on consumer behavior. He also led their investments in the Dhaka Stock Exchange. In 2016, he helped seed Pathao, one of Bangladesh’s most well-known start-ups in what would become his first engagement with the country’s start-up ecosystem.

Previously, Mr Ahmed also co-founded a virtual reality sportstech start-up, as well as led strategy at the American arm of the world's largest bone marrow donor center.

Mr Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business.