උබල හිතන්නේ ඌ කීයක් කඩන්න ඇති කියලද?

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    Just another trust fund baby
    Haiyo.

    Mage thaththa ipadune walasmulle. E paththen see goviyek, aachi issokole gihilla naha. Thaththage pawule hitiya 7th denek. Ammage Galle, lamai 5s denek ge pawulak. Amma hatha vasaredi seeya nathi wela achi (teacher kenek) thanime pas denawa genawe.

    Ammai & Thathai kohomahari medicine select wera peradeniyata giya.

    Doctors gana dannawanam ehema maha salliyak hambenne naha. Consultants unama passe kaaleka middle/upper-middle income class ekakata vatenawa. Habai hena kattak kanna one.

    Mama ipadune duppath paulakata nemai, mama kavadath baya une naha eda wela kanne kohenda kiyala. Habai pohosath paulakatath nemei. Mama A/L ivara karata passe computer ekak aran dunna (a relatively high-end device) e device eken thamai "TheGamersCottage" patan gatthe.

    Eventually, Surge une.

    Mama dannawa mata yam tharam safety net ekak thibuna kiyala. E safety net eka thibbe naththan mata gaththu tharan risks ganna bari wenna pulun athi. Eth kisima "Trust fund" ekak thibbe naha.

    Ammage, thathathagei aiiyage expenses mama dan kawa karannawa. Trust fund ekak thibbanam mechchara vada karanne naha. League of Legends/Pokemon gaga ha innawa.

    Finally, Api Second Estate kiyala project ekak patan gaththa me awurudde. Rs.600M capital raise karanawa 2Bn valuation ekakata.

    Pitch Video :geek:
    Screenshot 2022-01-14 at 11.12.13.png



    Dan kiyanna ekatath salli kadanawa kiyalla :P
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:10 AM
     

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    Wow! finally a timely and worthwhile thread in EK. (y)(y) Though it started as a typical mud sling/gossip topic and took a turn for the better :D

    Funny how some are still commenting crap without knowing what the hell is going on. :D

    "uta 34i bun..." "මට තාම 27යි" >> that was epic!

    As someone who`s been in the IT industry for over 15 years, I admire what you do @Bhanoob , all the best for you future ventures!
     

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    මේක දාපු එකාට මොකද බං වුණේ, කුහකකම ඕවර්ඩෝස්වෙලා ආත්මෙ මාරු කරගෙනද?
     
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    visalbro

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    Haiyo.

    Mage thaththa ipadune walasmulle. E paththen see goviyek, aachi issokole gihilla naha. Thaththage pawule hitiya 7th denek. Ammage Galle, lamai 5s denek ge pawulak. Amma hatha vasaredi seeya nathi wela achi (teacher kenek) thanime pas denawa genawe.

    Ammai & Thathai kohomahari medicine select wera peradeniyata giya.

    Doctors gana dannawanam ehema maha salliyak hambenne naha. Consultants unama passe kaaleka middle/upper-middle income class ekakata vatenawa. Habai hena kattak kanna one.

    Mama ipadune duppath paulakata nemai, mama kavadath baya une naha eda wela kanne kohenda kiyala. Habai pohosath paulakatath nemei. Mama A/L ivara karata passe computer ekak aran dunna (a relatively high-end device) e device eken thamai "TheGamersCottage" patan gatthe.

    Eventually, Surge une.

    Mama dannawa mata yam tharam safety net ekak thibuna kiyala. E safety net eka thibbe naththan mata gaththu tharan risks ganna bari wenna pulun athi. Eth kisima "Trust fund" ekak thibbe naha.

    Ammage, thathathagei aiiyage expenses mama dan kawa karannawa. Trust fund ekak thibbanam mechchara vada karanne naha. League of Legends/Pokemon gaga ha innawa.

    Finally, Api Second Estate kiyala project ekak patan gaththa me awurudde. Rs.600M capital raise karanawa 2Bn valuation ekakata.

    Pitch Video:geek:
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    Dan kiyanna ekatath salli kadanawa kiyalla :P
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:10 AM
    onna kiriyata account ekak hadagena awillama kollata uttare deela :lol:

    Haiyo.

    Mage thaththa ipadune walasmulle. E paththen see goviyek, aachi issokole gihilla naha. Thaththage pawule hitiya 7th denek. Ammage Galle, lamai 5s denek ge pawulak. Amma hatha vasaredi seeya nathi wela achi (teacher kenek) thanime pas denawa genawe.

    Ammai & Thathai kohomahari medicine select wera peradeniyata giya.

    Doctors gana dannawanam ehema maha salliyak hambenne naha. Consultants unama passe kaaleka middle/upper-middle income class ekakata vatenawa. Habai hena kattak kanna one.

    Mama ipadune duppath paulakata nemai, mama kavadath baya une naha eda wela kanne kohenda kiyala. Habai pohosath paulakatath nemei. Mama A/L ivara karata passe computer ekak aran dunna (a relatively high-end device) e device eken thamai "TheGamersCottage" patan gatthe.

    Eventually, Surge une.

    Mama dannawa mata yam tharam safety net ekak thibuna kiyala. E safety net eka thibbe naththan mata gaththu tharan risks ganna bari wenna pulun athi. Eth kisima "Trust fund" ekak thibbe naha.

    Ammage, thathathagei aiiyage expenses mama dan kawa karannawa. Trust fund ekak thibbanam mechchara vada karanne naha. League of Legends/Pokemon gaga ha innawa.

    Finally, Api Second Estate kiyala project ekak patan gaththa me awurudde. Rs.600M capital raise karanawa 2Bn valuation ekakata.

    Pitch Video:geek:
    View attachment 157191


    Dan kiyanna ekatath salli kadanawa kiyalla :P
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:10 AM
    me wage seed round ekak kare kohomada? oyawa danne nathi ayat trust karanne kohomada oyawa
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:41 AM
     
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    sp3co

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    Ape salary scales godak wenas vela thiyenna e kaale ekka balankota. Revenue lines echchara secure nathi nisa hariyata offers denna bari una. Especially software engineering wage positions walata. Mokada ape core-competency thibbe marketing wala.

    Oya kiyanna kattiya gena mata hondata mathakai. Boruwata eka eka katha kiyala team ekak ekathu wela Surge walin eliyata kadila giya. Eka prashanyak nemei, mata duka hithapu ekama de thamai eka gana apita nokiyapu eka. Eta kalin uth kattiya ain wela thiyanawa thamangema projects start karanna, apita eka gena kisima prashnayak naha. Eka orchestrate karapu ekenna mama avurudu 10k tisse danna ekenek. Chuttak upset e gena:no:

    Habai dan e prashna godak resolve wela thiyenna. Api me avurudde fund ekak patan gannawa company eka athule inna ayata projects patan ganna one nam apima ekata avashya capital/funding provide karanawa. Ethakota oyata Surge athule indan founder kenek wenna puluwan (api idea hondai kiyala hithanawanam)
    nice nice.

    job eka switch karanna yaddi apply karanna idea ekak tiyanawa SSE / ATL wage :)
    balamuko
     

    redux

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    Haiyo.

    Mage thaththa ipadune walasmulle. E paththen see goviyek, aachi issokole gihilla naha. Thaththage pawule hitiya 7th denek. Ammage Galle, lamai 5s denek ge pawulak. Amma hatha vasaredi seeya nathi wela achi (teacher kenek) thanime pas denawa genawe.

    Ammai & Thathai kohomahari medicine select wera peradeniyata giya.

    Doctors gana dannawanam ehema maha salliyak hambenne naha. Consultants unama passe kaaleka middle/upper-middle income class ekakata vatenawa. Habai hena kattak kanna one.

    Mama ipadune duppath paulakata nemai, mama kavadath baya une naha eda wela kanne kohenda kiyala. Habai pohosath paulakatath nemei. Mama A/L ivara karata passe computer ekak aran dunna (a relatively high-end device) e device eken thamai "TheGamersCottage" patan gatthe.

    Eventually, Surge une.

    Mama dannawa mata yam tharam safety net ekak thibuna kiyala. E safety net eka thibbe naththan mata gaththu tharan risks ganna bari wenna pulun athi. Eth kisima "Trust fund" ekak thibbe naha.

    Ammage, thathathagei aiiyage expenses mama dan kawa karannawa. Trust fund ekak thibbanam mechchara vada karanne naha. League of Legends/Pokemon gaga ha innawa.

    Finally, Api Second Estate kiyala project ekak patan gaththa me awurudde. Rs.600M capital raise karanawa 2Bn valuation ekakata.

    Pitch Video:geek:
    View attachment 157191


    Dan kiyanna ekatath salli kadanawa kiyalla :P
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:10 AM
    So your parents are doctors? That means you do indeed have wealthy parents. How much did you get from them as initial capital? How much did their connections come into play when finding your first few clients?
     

    MAX2500W

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    Haiyo.

    Mage thaththa ipadune walasmulle. E paththen see goviyek, aachi issokole gihilla naha. Thaththage pawule hitiya 7th denek. Ammage Galle, lamai 5s denek ge pawulak. Amma hatha vasaredi seeya nathi wela achi (teacher kenek) thanime pas denawa genawe.

    Ammai & Thathai kohomahari medicine select wera peradeniyata giya.

    Doctors gana dannawanam ehema maha salliyak hambenne naha. Consultants unama passe kaaleka middle/upper-middle income class ekakata vatenawa. Habai hena kattak kanna one.

    Mama ipadune duppath paulakata nemai, mama kavadath baya une naha eda wela kanne kohenda kiyala. Habai pohosath paulakatath nemei. Mama A/L ivara karata passe computer ekak aran dunna (a relatively high-end device) e device eken thamai "TheGamersCottage" patan gatthe.

    Eventually, Surge une.

    Mama dannawa mata yam tharam safety net ekak thibuna kiyala. E safety net eka thibbe naththan mata gaththu tharan risks ganna bari wenna pulun athi. Eth kisima "Trust fund" ekak thibbe naha.

    Ammage, thathathagei aiiyage expenses mama dan kawa karannawa. Trust fund ekak thibbanam mechchara vada karanne naha. League of Legends/Pokemon gaga ha innawa.

    Finally, Api Second Estate kiyala project ekak patan gaththa me awurudde. Rs.600M capital raise karanawa 2Bn valuation ekakata.

    Pitch Video:geek:
    View attachment 157191


    Dan kiyanna ekatath salli kadanawa kiyalla :P
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 11:10 AM
    hey can you recommend some material to watch on how to do research & evaluate a business idea and also how to find investors ?

    I have piss poor knowledge on these 2 and most of the material on the internet are generic garbage.
     

    Bhanoob

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    So your parents are doctors? That means you do indeed have wealthy parents. How much did you get from them as initial capital? How much did their connections come into play when finding your first few clients?

    Let me try and clarify some things

    1. Yes they are doctors

    2. No that does not mean they are inherently wealthy, literally explained this. They did well later in their life (when they were in their 40s). Doctors don't make any significant amount of capital until they build a strong practice (ask any doctor). The privilege I had (as mentioned) was the fact that I could take risks because I didn't have to put food on the table, pay rent etc etc. They are doing well now at the end of their career (they're both retired).

    3. My parents did not give me any initial capital besides buying me a computer. I started a services business, fortunately it did not require capital. This is why most people choose businesses in the services space. It's less capital intensive but typically more competitive in nature because there's a lower barrier to entry.

    4. They are doctors, I was in media there is virtually no crossover. I made my own connections and built my own clients.

    How did I do that?

    1. I built a company in the very beginning called The Gamers Cottage, we slowly built a reputation creating content in the video game space and turned it into a small cash-flowing asset. Did a few thousand dollars every month at the time.


    2. The learnings from this was transferred into two jobs I took on. One for a company called ReadMe and then another gig where we tried a bunch of stuff with this person I met in a gaming event (Richard Veloch) who later become Surge's first investor.


    This is a video i did for readme, I charged 80k/mo to do a few videos and I was making about 40k/mo with richard.

    3. With TheGamersCottage being shut down, I had the opportunity to pivot into a media consultancy/Social Media business with the relationships we built with ReadMe. First big client was Hutch, that relationship was built by the work we did.

    me wage seed round ekak kare kohomada? oyawa danne nathi ayat trust karanne kohomada oyawa

    The only reason I can raise the amount of capital I can now is purely because of the track record we've built over the years.

    1. My YouTube channel helped me set up TheGamersCottage ($0 cash needed)

    2. The Gamers Cottage helped me set up my relationship with ReadMe ($0 cash needed)

    3. This eventually led to Surge, we asked for $20K from Richard. He didn't trust us so agreed to pay us $1,000/mo for 20 months as the first investment. (We later bought him out).

    4. Surge ended up making small amounts of cash, we spent about ($10-20K over the years building Simplebooks.com)

    5. Simplebooks today has close to 100M LKR revenue and nearly 100K subs on YouTube.

    6. Started a company with my friend Dave Chesson called PublisherRocket.com (Now generates $1M/yr)


    7. Got Tavistock to invest in Surge at a ~$1M valuation

    8. TEDxTalk, Forbes 30 under 30, Got appointed as the director at ICTA + lots of things to build on the credibility


    9. Surge is worth $10-20M which adds to the credibility


    10. Rooster raised at $5M valuation + Second estate is currently raising.

    When you look at it from the outside it looks like one or two things went really well. People invest in people, it's a slow moving machine that has been slowly been built over the last decade and now we have random people on forums shitting on being a trust fund baby haha.
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 3:39 PM
     
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    raman2

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    Let me try and clarify some things

    1. Yes they are doctors

    2. No that does not mean they are inherently wealthy, literally explained this. They did well later in their life (when they were in their 40s). Doctors don't make any significant amount of capital until they build a strong practice (ask any doctor). The privilege I had (as mentioned) was the fact that I could take risks because I didn't have to put food on the table, pay rent etc etc. They are doing well now at the end of their career (they're both retired).

    3. My parents did not give me any initial capital besides buying me a computer. I started a services business, fortunately it did not require capital. This is why most people choose businesses in the services space. It's less capital intensive but typically more competitive in nature because there's a lower barrier to entry.

    4. They are doctors, I was in media there is virtually no crossover. I made my own connections and built my own clients.

    How did I do that?

    1. I built a company in the very beginning called The Gamers Cottage, we slowly built a reputation creating content in the video game space and turned it into a small cash-flowing asset. Did a few thousand dollars every month at the time.


    2. The learnings from this was transferred into two jobs I took on. One for a company called ReadMe and then another gig where we tried a bunch of stuff with this person I met in a gaming event (Richard Veloch) who later become Surge's first investor.


    This is a video i did for readme, I charged 80k/mo to do a few videos and I was making about 40k/mo with richard.

    3. With TheGamersCottage being shut down, I had the opportunity to pivot into a media consultancy/Social Media business with the relationships we built with ReadMe. First big client was Hutch, that relationship was built by the work we did.



    The only reason I can raise the amount of capital I can now is purely because of the track record we've built over the years.

    1. My YouTube channel helped me set up TheGamersCottage ($0 cash needed)

    2. The Gamers Cottage helped me set up my relationship with ReadMe ($0 cash needed)

    3. This eventually led to Surge, we asked for $20K from Richard. He didn't trust us so agreed to pay us $1,000/mo for 20 months as the first investment. (We later bought him out).

    4. Surge ended up making small amounts of cash, we spent about ($10-20K over the years building Simplebooks.com)

    5. Simplebooks today has close to 100M LKR revenue and nearly 100K subs on YouTube.

    6. Started a company with my friend Dave Chesson called PublisherRocket.com (Now generates $1M/yr)


    7. Got Tavistock to invest in Surge at a ~$1M valuation

    8. TEDxTalk, Forbes 30 under 30, Got appointed as the director at ICTA + lots of things to build on the credibility


    9. Surge is worth $10-20M which adds to the credibility


    10. Rooster raised at $5M valuation + Second estate is currently raising.

    When you look at it from the outside it looks like one or two things went really well. People invest in people, it's a slow moving machine that has been slowly been built over the last decade and now we have random people on forums shitting on being a trust fund baby haha.
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 3:39 PM
    inspirational.. proud to see SL people achieve when many say they can't
     

    redux

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    Let me try and clarify some things

    1. Yes they are doctors

    2. No that does not mean they are inherently wealthy, literally explained this. They did well later in their life (when they were in their 40s). Doctors don't make any significant amount of capital until they build a strong practice (ask any doctor). The privilege I had (as mentioned) was the fact that I could take risks because I didn't have to put food on the table, pay rent etc etc. They are doing well now at the end of their career (they're both retired).

    3. My parents did not give me any initial capital besides buying me a computer. I started a services business, fortunately it did not require capital. This is why most people choose businesses in the services space. It's less capital intensive but typically more competitive in nature because there's a lower barrier to entry.

    4. They are doctors, I was in media there is virtually no crossover. I made my own connections and built my own clients.

    How did I do that?

    1. I built a company in the very beginning called The Gamers Cottage, we slowly built a reputation creating content in the video game space and turned it into a small cash-flowing asset. Did a few thousand dollars every month at the time.


    2. The learnings from this was transferred into two jobs I took on. One for a company called ReadMe and then another gig where we tried a bunch of stuff with this person I met in a gaming event (Richard Veloch) who later become Surge's first investor.


    This is a video i did for readme, I charged 80k/mo to do a few videos and I was making about 40k/mo with richard.

    3. With TheGamersCottage being shut down, I had the opportunity to pivot into a media consultancy/Social Media business with the relationships we built with ReadMe. First big client was Hutch, that relationship was built by the work we did.



    The only reason I can raise the amount of capital I can now is purely because of the track record we've built over the years.

    1. My YouTube channel helped me set up TheGamersCottage ($0 cash needed)

    2. The Gamers Cottage helped me set up my relationship with ReadMe ($0 cash needed)

    3. This eventually led to Surge, we asked for $20K from Richard. He didn't trust us so agreed to pay us $1,000/mo for 20 months as the first investment. (We later bought him out).

    4. Surge ended up making small amounts of cash, we spent about ($10-20K over the years building Simplebooks.com)

    5. Simplebooks today has close to 100M LKR revenue and nearly 100K subs on YouTube.


    6. Started a company with my friend Dave Chesson called PublisherRocket.com (Now generates $1M/yr)


    7. Got Tavistock to invest in Surge at a ~$1M valuation

    8. TEDxTalk, Forbes 30 under 30, Got appointed as the director at ICTA + lots of things to build on the credibility


    9. Surge is worth $10-20M which adds to the credibility

    10. Rooster raised at $5M valuation + Second estate is currently raising.

    When you look at it from the outside it looks like one or two things went really well. People invest in people, it's a slow moving machine that has been slowly been built over the last decade and now we have random people on forums shitting on being a trust fund baby haha.
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 3:39 PM
    Never said that they were inherently wealthy, capital accumulation is capital accumulation whether it was inherited or not. The point is that we are all products of our environment. There's no point in pressing you about your history because you can lie, just like every other "entrepreneur", millionaire lies about how much help they had along the way. Specially when making connections your class position comes into play more than anything else.

    My problem with people like you is that you promote an idealistic view of the world and yourself, like you have these characteristics that distinguish yourself from others and that's why you're where you are today when in reality you just had unique conditions that no one else did.
     

    raman2

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    Never said that they were inherently wealthy, capital accumulation is capital accumulation whether it was inherited or not. The point is that we are all products of our environment. There's no point in pressing you about your history because you can lie, just like every other "entrepreneur", millionaire lies about how much help they had along the way. Specially when making connections your class position comes into play more than anything else.

    My problem with people like you is that you promote an idealistic view of the world and yourself, like you have these characteristics that distinguish yourself from others and that's why you're where you are today when in reality you just had unique conditions that no one else did.
    he speaks good english and have marketing skills, that's the only perk he has over our average joes who want to defend their inability..
    parent's money, parent's contacts, social status all are bull crap
     

    Bhanoob

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    Never said that they were inherently wealthy, capital accumulation is capital accumulation whether it was inherited or not. The point is that we are all products of our environment. There's no point in pressing you about your history because you can lie, just like every other "entrepreneur", millionaire lies about how much help they had along the way. Specially when making connections your class position comes into play more than anything else.

    My problem with people like you is that you promote an idealistic view of the world and yourself, like you have these characteristics that distinguish yourself from others and that's why you're where you are today when in reality you just had unique conditions that no one else did.

    Of course we're all a byproduct of our environments. However it is not only the environment. If it were, my brother should have more money :PThere's two sides to every gene pool, if I wasn't born to the family I was born in I'd probably be happier (health-wise).
     

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    Never said that they were inherently wealthy, capital accumulation is capital accumulation whether it was inherited or not. The point is that we are all products of our environment. There's no point in pressing you about your history because you can lie, just like every other "entrepreneur", millionaire lies about how much help they had along the way. Specially when making connections your class position comes into play more than anything else.

    My problem with people like you is that you promote an idealistic view of the world and yourself, like you have these characteristics that distinguish yourself from others and that's why you're where you are today when in reality you just had unique conditions that no one else did.

    Quick question out of curiosity.

    You were handed over 100 million LKR back in 2012 and asked to start a company. No conditions attached, nothing to re-pay, the only requirement is to build and grow a company based in Sri Lanka. You were 17 years of age back then.

    Do you think you`ll be able to do the following by 2022? If so, what would be the high-level plan to do so?
    • Create one company with a 10m USD valuation. Not multiples or subsidiaries or partnerships, just one company built from scratch
    • Generate 1m USD per year, employ at least 150 people
    • Operate legally

    he speaks good english and have marketing skills, that's the only perk he has over our average joes who want to defend their inability..
    parent's money, parent's contacts, social status all are bull crap

    Not just language and marketing, some people have a natural (almost supernatural) ability to think out of the box. Also to be persistent and consistent with things where an average joe would just give up. Sometimes even to think in such a simple way about complex problems. Elon Musk's` original master plan blog entry for example, is so simple it`s beyond belief that he did it all 10 years later : https://www.tesla.com/blog/secret-tesla-motors-master-plan-just-between-you-and-me

    People like this are obviously rare which is why not everyone cannot become a successful serial entrepreneur, I know I cant. :D
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    visalbro

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    Let me try and clarify some things

    1. Yes they are doctors

    2. No that does not mean they are inherently wealthy, literally explained this. They did well later in their life (when they were in their 40s). Doctors don't make any significant amount of capital until they build a strong practice (ask any doctor). The privilege I had (as mentioned) was the fact that I could take risks because I didn't have to put food on the table, pay rent etc etc. They are doing well now at the end of their career (they're both retired).

    3. My parents did not give me any initial capital besides buying me a computer. I started a services business, fortunately it did not require capital. This is why most people choose businesses in the services space. It's less capital intensive but typically more competitive in nature because there's a lower barrier to entry.

    4. They are doctors, I was in media there is virtually no crossover. I made my own connections and built my own clients.

    How did I do that?

    1. I built a company in the very beginning called The Gamers Cottage, we slowly built a reputation creating content in the video game space and turned it into a small cash-flowing asset. Did a few thousand dollars every month at the time.


    2. The learnings from this was transferred into two jobs I took on. One for a company called ReadMe and then another gig where we tried a bunch of stuff with this person I met in a gaming event (Richard Veloch) who later become Surge's first investor.


    This is a video i did for readme, I charged 80k/mo to do a few videos and I was making about 40k/mo with richard.

    3. With TheGamersCottage being shut down, I had the opportunity to pivot into a media consultancy/Social Media business with the relationships we built with ReadMe. First big client was Hutch, that relationship was built by the work we did.



    The only reason I can raise the amount of capital I can now is purely because of the track record we've built over the years.

    1. My YouTube channel helped me set up TheGamersCottage ($0 cash needed)

    2. The Gamers Cottage helped me set up my relationship with ReadMe ($0 cash needed)

    3. This eventually led to Surge, we asked for $20K from Richard. He didn't trust us so agreed to pay us $1,000/mo for 20 months as the first investment. (We later bought him out).

    4. Surge ended up making small amounts of cash, we spent about ($10-20K over the years building Simplebooks.com)

    5. Simplebooks today has close to 100M LKR revenue and nearly 100K subs on YouTube.

    6. Started a company with my friend Dave Chesson called PublisherRocket.com (Now generates $1M/yr)


    7. Got Tavistock to invest in Surge at a ~$1M valuation

    8. TEDxTalk, Forbes 30 under 30, Got appointed as the director at ICTA + lots of things to build on the credibility


    9. Surge is worth $10-20M which adds to the credibility


    10. Rooster raised at $5M valuation + Second estate is currently raising.

    When you look at it from the outside it looks like one or two things went really well. People invest in people, it's a slow moving machine that has been slowly been built over the last decade and now we have random people on forums shitting on being a trust fund baby haha.
    ------ Post added on Jan 14, 2022 at 3:39 PM
    woow bro inspirational. SL need more like you..
     

    chirart1

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    I was about to say, don't reply to all those haters who think that you have a rich family and because of that you make it this far...
    But in a way, I am happy to see your honest informative responses that debunk all the myths floating around.
    I feel most of us look for excuses when we see a successful person. We want to keep dig and see some reason to show as an excuse for our failures.
    Keep it up... Thanks for deciding to become a member and taking your time to reply to all...
     
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    elektro

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    මූණුපොතේ :P
    wow.. interesting and informative thread after a long long long time . Anyway the person (@virginboy27) who posted this thread never wanted to make this an informative thread ( just another kuhaka sinhala thread) , thank you @Bhanoob for coming here and make this interesting :)

    BTW, is Paladin Analytics started by you? I saw Rooster and avacado udner Paladin . just curious :)

    මේක දාපු එකාට මොකද බං වුණේ, කුහකකම ඕවර්ඩෝස්වෙලා ආත්මෙ මාරු කරගෙනද?
    ලංකා ඇඩ්ස් එකට කෙලව්වෙත් ඌ තමා. අයිති එකාව හිරේ දාන තැනටම මේකේ ගේම ගැහුව. පස්සේ මේ ත්‍රෙඩ් එක දාපු එකාගේ සයිට් එකක් අප් කලා අර සයිට් එක නැති කාලේ. එතනින් පස්සේ බුවා මිසින්. ෆේක් වලින් ඇති බලාගෙන