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!

How To Avoid Startup Execution Mistakes in Product Development

I had a pretty detailed chat with two visionary entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka yesterday, without even realizing we had talked over 3 hours. We talked a lot about execution and why it is important for any startup with products in the technology space. Execution is not just traction. Executing on an idea involves building the … Continue reading How To Avoid Startup Execution Mistakes in Product Development

The Startup Depression and Entrepreneur Anxiety

It is with deep sadness I am writing this post that the founder of Ecomom, Jody Sherman passed away. According to Pando Daily, the news on his death is pretty scarce. This is the second in a raw, after Aaron Swartz hanged himself in early January. I have dealt with pretty dark moments myself in … Continue reading The Startup Depression and Entrepreneur Anxiety

Monetization on Crystal Meth: The New Sponsored Page Likes on Facebook

We all heard about  the $100 'Direct-delivered-to-inbox' message to Mark Zuckerburg few days back and today I noticed something weird! My wife was looking at her facebook and she said 'Hey I like this Saree too!' I was trying to figure out what she was talking about and I finally went up to her computer … Continue reading Monetization on Crystal Meth: The New Sponsored Page Likes on Facebook

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

Obama Wins, Technology Wins!

Obama government is playing a major role accelerating tech entrepreneurship. Below is a summary of what was done earlier. Promoting high-growth entrepreneurship Unlocking capital: This spring President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (http://wh.gov/QBy), a bipartisan bill that allows startups to raise capital from investors more efficiently, among other initiatives, by allowing small-dollar crowdfunding investments (http://wh.gov/3Buf), … Continue reading Obama Wins, Technology Wins!