Co-founder & Creative Director
We’re a team of designers, engineers and writers.
Vesess was incorporated in 2004, but our story begins even earlier—in 2001—with a group of naive young men just out of school who had a burning desire to build a venture of their own. Like most clueless founders, we tried all kinds of ideas during those early days, ranging from print design to software development.
Circumstances led us to focus on web design. Our first office was a room in the home of a co-founder. We had one computer. Our CEO Lankitha has written about those tough times when we were trying to get our design consultancy business off the ground.
After a few months spent as a garage startup, we made the bold move to Concept Nursery, the first technology incubator in Sri Lanka, with just the first month’s rent in hand. It was our home for two years. Vesess had many ups and downs, but at the end, we successfully graduated and moved to our own office in 2006.
In 2008 we ventured in to product development, with our first Software-as-a-Service product CurdBee—an online invoicing service inspired by a simple tool we used for billing for our consultancy work. It was lifehacked, and that was the beginning of new phase in our journey. CurdBee led to Hiveage—a better, faster and more powerful invoicing platform, still going strong.
In these 13 years we have come a long way. Our main focus now is on our products. Occasionally we work with other organizations, helping them with UX, mobile apps, and online strategy. On our blog we share knowledge and insights on art, design, technology and entrepreneurship. For example, check out our articles on how we designed and developed the Hiveage iOS app.Vesess is a small yet global team: we work from Washington DC, Amsterdam, Colombo and Melbourne.