In Bangla, a “Fanush” (বাংলা: ফানুস) is a sky lantern. It is a symbol of celebration and hope. Since we wanted to keep things fun, “Fanush” became “Funush” for us. The spelling is also easier this way!
Since 2014, we had helped different organizations and brands engage young audiences through interactive campaigns and offline events. While these small-scale initiatives were exciting, we felt the need to redefine our focus.
After our formal incorporation in 2017, we started working on a new and ambitious venture – CareerKi.
In Bangladesh, the youth have limited access to reliable information and guidance on career opportunities. Their options for skills development and assessment remain few and far between. On the other hand, recruiters often struggle to find local skilled workers. This mismatch is prevalent across industries, affecting the country’s human capital. CareerKi aimed to solve this problem by connecting skilled job seekers with potential recruiters. The venture received support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh. It was one of the finalists of the MIT Solve Tiger Challenge. Moreover, Bishwamitra Chowdhury, who led CareerKi’s operations, was awarded Acumen Fellowship in 2020.
At its peak, CareerKi attracted up to 60,000 users per month, which was a testament to the impact of our work. Unfortunately, our operations ground to a halt during the pandemic, leading to the closure of Funush in 2021.
Organizations & Brands We Worked With
Shazzad Hossain Mukit
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operations Officer