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!
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!
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!
Well, startups are different! They are not the same enterprise you've worked for or you've seen. You don't work a 9 to 5, you don't have paid vacations, you don't do just one thing, hell, it is not a white collar job to begin with! Don't work at a startup if you don't want to … Continue reading If You Want to go for the Big Bet and Change the World, Quit Whining!
Heck, we all know the next phase of Search is Social! Google didn't put out G+ just to compete with Facebook; even a cave man can understand it. For a better search experience, social data matters. Wouldn't it be really cool if you are travelling to Barcelona, you find out two of your friends have been … Continue reading I Am Already Minus on Google Plus!
Kudos to Reshan and the team for the well execution of third South Asia Mobile Con, much better than the previous two. For only $22 per person, it was purely worth it. From what I have heard, it had costed ICTA nearly $65 per person and the only reason they had a price tag there was that … Continue reading South Asia Mobile Conference 2012
I came across Brad's post on 'Silicon Blahs' around the world right after we started calling Colombo start-up community, The Silicon Reef. The first question Shamal had was 'What do you think?' Then I replied him with my thoughts. I wanted to comment on Brad's blog, but I guess a post on this would be … Continue reading The Tragedy of ‘Silicon Blah’ is not ‘Silicon,’ but People Themselves!
It's been 'something!' Over the effort that was put in, it was great to work with the start-ups from Colombo and share their experiences and work with them to pitch at the most viewed start-up talk show in the world, This Week in Start-ups. I couldn't have done this if it was not for couple of people who helped … Continue reading How We Added the ‘TWiST’ to Colombo: The Rise of New Silicon Reef!
It was just like 'The Day That Never Comes!' (Oh my, why did that album sucked so bad??) I changed my wordpress to a WordPress.com premier account, changed themes from time to time, had my designers come up with a new look and feel, but it just did not work. All of a sudden I … Continue reading That’s it! I’ve had enough, I have to start at some point!
If you had been a Techcrunch lover for the past few years, the current situation will just really piss you off! It was no surprise really in some ways that it would get to this point when Arrington left. Followed by Arrington, many others have left TC with the recent departure of Erick Schonfeld. Micheal, the two … Continue reading Bring that Sexy back at Techcrunch! OR just Uncrunch(ed)!