(Bengali: প্রিয়.কম), often referred to simply as Priyo, meaning "Dear" in English, is a Bengali internet portal and news media company that was founded by Zakaria Swapan in 2011.[1] Based in Bangladesh and intended primarily for local readers, it features pop cultural news, local interest stories and political and cultural commentary in Bengali.
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Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
News and web portal
Available inBengali
FoundedJanuary 1, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-01-01)
HeadquartersSilver Tower (10th Floor), Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Founder(s)Zakaria Swapan
IndustryDigital Media
Current statusActive


In 2011, Priyo was founded in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Zakaria Swapan.[1] It is one of the enlisted companies of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Services (BASIS), listed as Priyo Ltd.[2] It is financed primarily by FENOX Venture Capital.[3]


  1. ^ a b " gets funding from a Silicon Valley based firm". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  2. ^ "Member Profile: Priyo Ltd (". BASIS. Archived from the original on 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  3. ^ "Silicon Valley companies join hands to enable Bangladesh startups". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 2017-07-09.

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