About Empire Avenue by Duleepa Wijayawardhana

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 - 10:10 AM EST

1:00 How did you come with the name Empire Avenue?
1:44 What is Empire Avenue?
2:30 How are you different from Klout?
3:25 Robert Scoble is on Empire Avenue.
3:45 What Empire Avenue is actually about.
4:10 Who’s your target audience?
8:45 Is Empire Avenue built around Game Mechanics?
9:00 How does Empire Avenue make money?
11:15 How many active users are on Empire Avenue?
12:20 What is your mission statement?
13:45 How did you get your initial users?
15:25 Who were your investors and why did they invest?
18:30 What’s the first thing you pitch to investors?
20:00 What is it like to work with venture capitalists?
22:00 How to pitch an investor.
31:00 Vanity metrics can kill you.
32:45 Duleepa’s background prior to Empire Avenue.
38:35 “Entrepreneurs are Irrational Optimists”
50:00 What’s your high purpose?
51:30 Why did you choose to be a guest on foundville?

About Duleepa Wijayawardhana

Duleepa (better known as “Dups”) is CEO of Empire Avenue, the world’s first social media exchange. Dups has been working with Internet-related stuff since 1993, including game-related properties at BioWare Corp. (now a division of Electronic Arts). Before founding Empire Avenue, he was the Community Relations Manager in North America for Sun Microsystems / MySQL.

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