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Fahim Saleh: What you should know about brutally murdered GOKADA founder

Fahim Saleh, the CEO of GOKADA, an on-demand motor bike hailing company was found decapitated in his apartment at East Houston Street in Manhattan. Saleh…

Fahim Saleh, the CEO of GOKADA, an on-demand motor bike hailing company was found decapitated in his apartment at East Houston Street in Manhattan.

Saleh was a Bangladesh-American who founded and invested in several transportation-related start-ups.

Apart from being the CEO of GOKADA, below are some key points you probably did not know about the late entrepreneur and investor.

  • Fahim Saleh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.
  • While in High school, Saleh was already an entrepreneur who founded an internet company called WizTeen, aimed at teenagers.
  • His first company while in High school generated over one million dollars in revenue.
  • After college, he taught himself how to program and started KickBack apps, garnering over twenty million downloads.
  • In 2010, Saleh found TapFury, a comapny focused on creating entertainment apps such as PrankDial, a prank calling app.
  • Saleh saw an opportunity in his parents’ native company of Bangladesh, and went on to co-found the largest ride-hailing company, Pathao, valued at over $100 million.
  • He is also an active investor in emerging markets, investing first in Colombia’s largest motorcycle ride sharing company, Picap, recently valued at $15 million.
  • In 2017, he co-founded Gokada, an on-demand, motor bike hailing company in Lagos, Nigeria and took over as the CEO in April 2019.
  • In 2018, he launched the venture capital firm, Adventure Capital in New York.
  • He is also a founder of Kickback apps, an entertainment focused app company.
  • Saleh was the founding manager of HackHouse, a “tech incubator/venture factory” based in Bangladesh.
  • The 33 year old’s estimated Net Worth is USD 150 million as of 2020.

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