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They said I was crazy leaving Silicon Valley for Bangladesh

They said I was crazy leaving Silicon Valley for Bangladesh

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From Silicon Valley to Dhaka, what barriers did you have to break to make Chaldal what it is today? I did work in Silicon Valley and when I had left my job there to come and start something in Bangladesh, I was perceived to be a crazy man. I have also seen that prejudice among many graduates who fear coming back and losing the opportunity for a foreign citizenship. When I was about to start the venture I even heard someone say, "Torkari bechbe deshe!" (He will sell groceries back home) which was funny. Other than that, there was the market that was ready to adapt to online grocery shopping but no one had tapped into delivering perishables, which itself was a big barrier. What are the challenges in regard to delivering perishable goods? How does Chaldal undertake such c...