Vesess

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Vesess
Private
Industry
FoundedMarch 4, 2004 (2004-03-04) in Colombo, Sri Lanka
FoundersLankitha Wimalarathna, Prabhath Sirisena
Headquarters,
Sri Lanka
Area served
Worldwide
Products
Services
Websitevesess.com

Vesess is a design and technology company founded in Sri Lanka in 2004,[1] incorporated in United States as Vesess Inc. in 2007.[2] It provides consultancy services in web design and development, UI and UX design, and online strategy.[3] Vesess also develops and manages a software-as-a-service product: the online invoicing and billing service Hiveage.

Products[edit]

CurdBee[edit]

CurdBee was an online invoicing software initially developed as an in-house PHP application to invoice clients of Vesess.[4] A public version was developed using Ruby on Rails and launched in June 2008.[5][6] It was the first step for Vesess in moving from being a web design agency to a product company.[7]

CurdBee was mainly used by small businesses and freelancers.[8] It had a free plan which supported unlimited invoicing and unlimited clients, with PayPal and Google Checkout as payment gateways.[9] Paid plans had additional features such as multiple payment gateways, recurring invoices, time and expense tracking and custom domains.[10] CurdBee was discontinued in 2014.[11]

Hiveage[edit]

Hiveage is an invoicing and billing software-as-a-service that replaced CurdBee in 2014.[12] Like its predecessor, Hiveage started as a freemium service, but changed to a fixed plan pricing strategy in September 2016.[13] It inherited the CurdBee user base, and has grown to cover more than 140 countries.[14]

Vgo[edit]

Vgo was a software-as-a-service launched by Vesess in September 2015,[15] designed for taxi and logistics companies to compete with on-demand services like Uber.[16] It had a web-based management application that supports online booking, automatic and manual dispatching, fleet, staff and customer management, and detailed reporting.[17] Vgo also had set of mobile applications for customers with smartphones to submit orders, and for drivers to be notified of assignments and track their trips.[18]

Vesess and a group of angel investors led by Just In Time Group had invested $1 million into Vgo.[19] Vgo was discontinued in August 2016.[20]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pathirana, Sara (March 12, 2013). "Vesess celebrates nine years". Daily News. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lankan startup growing to take on N. America, Europe". The Nation. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ Osman, Husain (4 November 2015). "Their startup survived a tsunami and Sri Lanka's fledgling internet. Now it's booming". Tech in Asia. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ "The Bee". 17 June 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  5. ^ Fitzpatrick, Jason (5 August 2008), Invoice For Free With CurdBee, Lifehacker, retrieved 8 February 2012
  6. ^ Blitstein, Scott (27 August 2008), CurdBee Could Be The Billing Service For You, GigaOm, retrieved 8 February 2012
  7. ^ Lorber, Laura (21 June 2010), Managing Technology: CurdBee, The Wall Street Journal, retrieved 8 February 2012
  8. ^ "The Inside Scoop". 3 February 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  9. ^ Purdy, Kevin (30 January 2010), Top 10 Tips and Tools for Freelancers, Lifehacker, retrieved 8 February 2012
  10. ^ Send Invoices, Make Friends and Earn Money with CurdBee Partner Program, Yahoo News, 15 April 2010, retrieved 8 February 2012
  11. ^ "Attention, CurdBee users!". 5 June 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  12. ^ "New Hiveage Billing Platform Reduces Small Business Overhead and Boosts Annual Growth up to 20 Percent". Yahoo Finance. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Online Invoicing Service Hiveage Revises Pricing and Supports Non-Profits". 22 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Hiveage: The Invoicing Platform That Wants to Surpass Freshbooks and Harvest". tech.co. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Vesess Debuts VGO — a Solution for Taxis to Compete With Uber". Yahoo Finance. September 22, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  16. ^ Russell, Ishita (November 27, 2015). "Vgo wants to help local taxi operators take on Uber". e27. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  17. ^ Schmidt, Will (October 1, 2015). "Can Vesess Help Taxis Take on Uber and Lyft?". Tech.co. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  18. ^ Kaushik, Preetam (October 20, 2015). "10 transport mobile apps that redefine mobility in Asia". Business Insider India. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  19. ^ Fong, Marla (September 24, 2015). "Vesess Raises $1M, Launches Vgo Platform To Help Taxis Compete With Uber". Tech Drive. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  20. ^ "Discontinuing Vgo, Our Taxi Dispatch System". Retrieved September 12, 2016.

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