About BVCL

Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd

Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd (BVCL) aims to create an alternative investment opportunity for the business with high-growth potential. We want to foster a healthy environment in the investment ecosystem to make the funds available for potential startups in Bangladesh. We encourage entrepreneurs and high growth business to take advantage of the equity financing, we offer. We give the highest value to the potential business that offers the solution to an existing problem and makes a positive social impact. BVCL is teaming up with leading business leaders and high skilled mentors and advisors. We inspire young entrepreneurs to take a risk and backing them until their business become successful.

VISION

Our vision is to lead the Private Equity Investment and Corporate Advisory services to growth stage companies and startups in Bangladesh. We believe the right investment strategy along with strong leadership will drive business growth, and support the social and economic development of Bangladesh.

We aim to maximize shareholders’ value and clients’ wealth and add a new dimension to the venture capital and alternative investment eco-system in the country.

MISSION

Our mission is to create a pioneering business investment model that will enable a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in the society. By forging enduring strategic partnerships, we aim to provide one-stop support for the growth and development of young startup companies and the underserved Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to boost the rapid economic growth of Bangladesh.

How We Work

We work as a team and involve our partners and network for the business development of entrepreneurs received investment from us. BVCL helps in the entire business development cycle starting from business concept development to planning, strategic guidance, team building, market research, customer service and protecting intellectual property. Our investment depends on the following factors:

  • Passionate and motivated team
  • Proficient business models
  • Rapid growth potential
  • Innovative solution and social impact

VALUES

We have dedicated resources to enhance performance, improve creativity, business innovation, strong engagement with youth entrepreneurs, functional business incubator, Innovation Hub, startup market, makerspace, client focus, teamwork, strong academic footprint and a strong commitment to compliance with the rules of the land and service-oriented attitude towards every investment and partners.

Investment Conditions

  • Investment Size: BDT 2.5 million to BDT 30 million
  • Time Periphery of Investment: Up to 5 years
  • Legal cost/ Audit fee: will be given by the Investee Company at actual
  • The expected IRR of the firm should be at least 25%
  • Shareholding: Minimum 10% and Maximum 49%

Interest Areas to Investment

  • IT and ITES
  • Fintech, AI and Machine Learning
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual reality
  • Blockchain, Big Data, and Data Analysis
  • Agritech, Biotech and Food processing
  • Health and Edutech

Alternative Investment Fund Manager

Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd (BVCL) has been awarded the ‘Alternative Investment Fund Manager’ Certificate by Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) under Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (Alternative Investment) Rules, 2015 on 4 Dec 2018. As a Fund Manager, Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd will be able to raise and manage the Venture Capital, Private Equity and Impact Fund in Bangladesh and abroad.

Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, BVCL and High Commissioner of Bangladesh, World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) said, “Bangladesh is a perfect place for developing entrepreneurs as we got the most talented young generation and the lifestyle of the peoples helps them to get the leadership skills which is a very important quality for becoming an entrepreneur”.