Rukmankan Sivaloganathan has several years of experience in the financial services sector. He has held senior positions in transaction banking at HSBC, Citi, and Standard Chartered Bank in Sri Lanka, London, and Singapore.
Startups, especially IT based startups, was a new concept introduced to me by Yarl IT Hub (YIT), an incubator based in Jaffna. Born to parents who are farmers in Jaffna, I had minimal exposure to the world of Information Technology. My experiences were restricted to books and sports. I didn’t have a laptop back then, […]
Enjoy part 1 of our new series ‘Tamils of Silicon Valley’, spotlighting top Tamil talent in the region. It seems like not a day goes by that we don’t hear about Silicon Valley; the epicentre of the tech industry. Nestled south of the San Francisco Bay Area, tech elite from all over the world […]
I fled Jaffna with my family at the tender age of five due to the civil war in Sri Lanka. We had been refugees in six different countries including India, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Finland. After jumping through 10 names, 15 passports, various legal loopholes and spending weeks in airport terminals, we finally managed to get to Britain.
As startups gain more traction in the mainstream, and as optimism grows around entrepreneurship – it is important to keep in mind that in a global economy, diversity matters. Which begs the questions, why is there still a huge problem of diversity within the tech industry. After all studies like the one by McKinsey found […]