POST TIME: 3 October, 2020 11:29:38 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 3 October, 2020 11:33:57 PM
Sayma invests in Jobike
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Sayma invests in Jobike

Tech professional-turn-entrepreneur Sayma Rahman recently announced her investment in the country’s first bicycle-rental startup – Jobike – as an angel investor which allows riders to rent a bike from Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled smart phone app.

According to a media release issued on Saturday, Sayma has shown her excellence in different fields of telecom for over a decade with an award of ‘top progressive women leader in Bangladesh’ under her belt.

Meanwhile, she developed keen interest in digital entrepreneurship when her startup prototype on mental health was recognised in Telenor Group at an intra-preneurship programme.

As an angel investor and business advisor, Sayma will contribute in further expansion of Jobike which is currently available in eight territories including universities and tourist destinations.

Regarding the involvement with Jobike, Sayma Rahman highlighted the environmental and health impact of cycling.

"We need to adopt a lifestyle which will lower our carbon footprint and promote fitness. Jobike has set an example in tech-enabled last mile solution in transportation with zero-carbon emission. And obviously, it ensures budget transport for students and young professionals", she explained.

An INSEAD and North South University alumna, fitness and travel enthusiastic, Sayma, started her career at Robi Axiata and moved on to Grameenphone in different roles in product, digital, and marketing. She's currently heading retail partnership at the organisation.

To use Jobike, one has to download the Jobike App and open an account. The app would show nearby docks with available bikes. After entering payment information, a QR code will be provided, which can be used to unlock the bike.

Since commencing journey from Cox’s Bazar in January 2018, Jobike has expanded services in eight territories across the country including Jahangirnagar University, Chittagong University and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet. Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, Mirpur-DOHS and Dhaka University in the capital, the release added.