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Bangladeshi blue-tech startup raises six-figure investment

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Seaqua, a startup digitising Bangladesh's fisheries and aquaculture industry, has successfully raised a six-figure foreign direct investment (FDI) from Middle Eastern investors.

Amirul Mostafa Arefeen (left), founder of Seaqua, aspires to empower one million livelihoods in the fisheries and aquaculture industry by 2026

With the injection of fresh capital, Seaqua aims to strengthen its team and operations, fortifying its position as a leader in the blue-tech revolution © Seaqua

This influx of capital marks a significant milestone for Seaqua, propelling them towards expanding their team and operations to revolutionise the blue food industry.

Fuelled by a passion for climate smart fisheries and aquaculture, entrepreneur Amirul Mostafa Arefeen started Seaqua to transform the global landscape of blue food. Now, with this strategic investment, the startup is ready to further its mission, not only impacting the local market but setting sights on a broader, international scale.

Seaqua has emerged as a game-changer, strategically addressing challenges faced by the fisheries and aquaculture industry with innovative solutions.

By eliminating traditional supply chain inefficiencies, implementing cutting-edge technology, and fostering transparency, Seaqua is empowering fisheries and aquaculture producers to access markets directly and secure fair prices for their products.

With the injection of fresh capital, Seaqua aims to strengthen its team and operations, fortifying its position as a leader in the blue-tech revolution.

The company's vision extends beyond market impact, as it leverages blockchain technology to build traceability maps, collecting invaluable data to bridge the blue finance gap and drive sustainable practices.

Expressing his vision in a press release, Arefeen said: "Growing up amidst the bountiful waters of Bangladesh, I witnessed the potential of our blue food resources to nourish communities and sustain livelihoods. Seaqua's mission is to bring local and global markets close to fisheries and aquaculture, impacting them environmentally and economically.”

By 2026, Seaqua aspires to empower one million livelihoods in the fisheries and aquaculture industry, creating a full-stack blue food value chain that is transparent and traceable globally.

The recent injection of a six-figure FDI from Middle East-based investors positions Seaqua to realise this ambitious vision, marking a pivotal moment in the startup's journey towards global food security and sustainability.

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