Monday, October 23, 2023

2+ years in review!

 24/10/2023 is NOT the anniversary, but because I have submitted accounts to the HMRC, I am spending little time looking at the past, the present and the future.

I am talk about the bad things upfront:

No revenue yet!

Over the past 2+ years £9,201 in business expenses (as of June 30 2023) - some hardware, insurance expenses etc...


Now let's talk what happened in the past 2+ years!

Free:

SimplePass - A small, free, privacy focused PWA password manager, but discontinued in October 2023.

PodDB - Free search engine and podcast directory of podcasts. I didn't have much big plans for the product anyway. The product development has been stopped.

OpenSource:

LightKeysTransfer - Open source tool for some sensitive data management and transferring.

ALight.NLog.LayoutRenderer.Hash - Open source NLog Layout renderer, fast non-cryptographic hash and cryptographic hash.

Robotstxt - Clone of a open source repo and some code enhancements, performance enhancements.


Cyber-Security internal:

NIST based cyber security framework implementation.

VPNWeb - Internal product, under active development for VPN management, automatic breach detection and network termination within 1 minute. Even VPN certs, VPN passwords are changed and are one-time use. In other words, after I connect, if I give away the .ovpn file they can't connect, because a random 80 character alpha-numeric password gets generated and associated. Even if I give away the password, they can't connect because the cert / password combination are for one-time use. Downside: If I disconnect, I can't reconnect, I need to generate another set of .ovpn file and password. And there is much more security based on time-outs, automatic terminations, automatically, randomly resetting passwords etc...


With some free products, some open source contribution and almost enterprise-grade security in-place (in other words, I have done everything possible for securely accessing cloud-based workloads from normal internet, having dedicated IP's or direct connections like enterprise's would have been much more secure)


WebVeta:

In February of 2023, I came up with a product idea known as WebVeta. Then I went to Gurgaon for TieCon business networking event. There I met a Microsoft booth. Microsoft for Startup Founders. I took a photo, posted on my LinkedIn, later I sent a prototype and got approved into Microsoft for Startup Founders. Thank you and gratitude Microsoft.

Some people say luck is the combination of decision, contacts, timing, hard work, mindset. I don't know why I wanted to attend the business networking event and that too travelling all the way from Visakhapatnam to Gurgaon. But seems like the decision was one of the nice decisions.


What's next?

Planning to launch production release on March 12th. Adding some value-added features meanwhile. The production release on March 12th would NOT be an MVP, there would be some nice features, and of course more features would be added later.

I have several planned features, and the features list grows almost everyday i.e I think about 1 - 2 value added features almost everyday. Some of those end-up in someday list, some in based-on-traction, some in near-future lists. 

But for March 12th production release it's a hard decision of features, value-added features, some features are for the longer-term growth of the product and for the consumers, in other words, some features are for the longer-term benefit of the product such as related to marketing etc... rather than visible features of the product. Because marketing, traction, user-base are chicken and egg problems.


The future definitely looks bright! I am considering some motivational and inspirational writings once in a while!


My gratitude towards my parents, elder sister and her family, my spouse, her parents, siblings and their families, friends who believed in me and stood with me, friends who became neutral but didn't backstab and the once-upon-a-time friends who backstabbed me, because now, I am more wise in making decisions. 


Thank you Microsoft, NASSCOM 10000 for virtual incubation, Hotbed Land, Euratechnologies - for accepting my application, although I didn't attend.



I don’t have any fake aliases, nor any virtual aliases like some of the the psycho spy R&AW traitors of India. NOT associated with the “ass”, “es”, “eka”, “ok”, “okay”, “is”, erra / yerra karan, kamalakar, diwakar, kareem, karan, erra / yerra sowmya, erra / yerra, zinnabathuni, bojja srinivas (was a friend and batchmate 1998 – 2002, not anymore – if he joined Mafia), mukesh golla (was a friend and classmate 1998 – 2002, if he joined Mafia), erra, erra, thota veera, uttam’s, bandhavi’s, bhattaru’s, thota’s, bojja’s, bhattaru’s or Arumilli srinivas or Arumilli uttam(may be they are part of a different Arumilli family – not my Arumilli family).


Mr. Kanti Kalyan Arumilli

B.Tech, M.B.A

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