Hussain M Elius is a serial entrepreneur, and the founder of Pathao and Wind.

Pathao is a super-app, based out of Dhaka, with a vision of Moving Bangladesh forward. The 14+ different services in Pathao include ride-sharing, logistics, e-commerce, food delivery, payments, BNPL, and more. Started the company in 2015 from a garage in Dhaka with 3 friends and scaled it to 600+ people. By 2021, the company has scaled to reach over 8mil+ users, 300,000+ drivers and over 30,000+ merchants and 10,000+ restaurants.

In 2022, Elius founded Wind. Wind is a decentralised banking replacement built by self-custodial on-chain wallets that facilitate instant, almost free, global payments. We are bringing a familiar Web2 UI running on Web3 technologies, giving the masses access to instant payments, high yield stablecoin strategies, and access to digital assets.

Hussain was born and raised in Dhaka, and completed his postgraduate degree from North South University, Bangladesh. He became a Forbes 30U30 Consumer Tech listee in 2019; and currently serves in the Advisory board of NSU Startups Next, an incubator created by his alma mater to promote tech startups.


A dramatised movie is set to be released about the creation of Pathao and air in Cannes' Marché du Film.

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