Current State of the Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem: The Rude Awakening Show

I posted a little infographic yesterday on Sri Lanka’s Startup Ecosystem. The intention was to create a conversation (which a lot of people have provided me feedback by now) within the community on what really matters to build a stronger community. I will recreate the infographic based on the findings the next few days. My … Continue reading Current State of the Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem: The Rude Awakening Show

Less is More: The Minimalist Entrepreneur

If you have been working 18 hours per day, you'd exactly know what I'm about to write about. Micro-managing and trying to be involved too much in everything is a disaster. It effects your productivity, creativity and causes a lot more stress than you'd anticipate. I'm not necessarily talking about 'lifestyle-type' businesses here and I'm … Continue reading Less is More: The Minimalist Entrepreneur

How We Made A ‘Minimum Viable Product’ For 2 Years And It Just Sucked!

Back in 2010, our outsource model was growing. We were getting medium scale projects. I always worried about delivery of these with the limited amount of technical resources we had back then. After a few months of discussion, I ended up hiring one of close friends from an outsource model to head the technical team … Continue reading How We Made A ‘Minimum Viable Product’ For 2 Years And It Just Sucked!

Startup Act 2.0: The Bipartisan Job Creation Plan

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), along with Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced Startup Act 2.0 – bipartisan legislation that picks up where the JOBS Act left off by doing more to jumpstart the economy through the creation and growth of new businesses. Startup Act 2.0 builds upon the … Continue reading Startup Act 2.0: The Bipartisan Job Creation Plan

Mark Suster And This Week in VC Are Back!

I was searching for Eric Ries videos on youtube and accidently(Isn't accidently a word?) landed on his video with Mark Suster on This Week in Venture Capital a few days back. I was thinking to myself, 'Wait a mint.. What the heck happened to This Week in VC??' I thinking about dropping an email to … Continue reading Mark Suster And This Week in VC Are Back!

Domain Hole and NameCheckList will Reduce Your Time Spent on Domain Search from Hours to Minutes!

I had been using these two great tools for years and had forgotten to blog about it. Domain Hole and NameCheckList are two great tools that will make your life much simpler when you need to select a name for your startup. I used to spend hours searching Mydomain.com, twitter and facebook trying to see … Continue reading Domain Hole and NameCheckList will Reduce Your Time Spent on Domain Search from Hours to Minutes!