Dinali de Silva

0-1 Operational Guru

I have 10 years of experience in early-stage startups as a founder & operator in social impact spaces - education & healthcare. Most recently, I founded a VC backed startup in the childcare space to solve the care provider shortage and make childcare affordable in the U.S. Prior to that, I have held leadership roles at VC backed early-stage startups in their Seed round and played a pivotal role in growing and scaling the businesses to Series B/C.

Currently, I am supporting early-stage sta…

Dinali de Silva


  • de Silva Consulting

    Advisor & Consultant

    Jul 2022 - Present

    I work with early-stage startups to help grow and scale their businesses from 0-1. I primarily focus on marketplace operations, product-market fit, customer acquisition, customer experience frameworks, building MVPs & go-to-market strategies.

  • Caribou Childcare


    Sep 2021 - Jun 2022

    First marketplace for stay-at-home parents and families who were looking for childcare as a way to bridge the supply shortage and make childcare more accessible across the U.S.

  • Atomic


    Sep 2021 - Jan 2022

    Atomic is a venture studio that funds and founds companies. They prototype new companies and bring together ideas, resources and talent to build the best ideas into great companies.

  • Roo

    Head of Growth

    Feb 2021 - Sep 2021

    Marketplace in the animal healthcare space, reimagining how doctors and hospitals connect.

  • Nushkas


    Apr 2020 - Jan 2021

    Direct to consumer healthy food business that was started during the pandemic.

  • Swing Education

    Multiple Roles (Last role: Senior GM - New Markets)

    Aug 2016 - Feb 2021

    Swing education is tackling the substitute teacher shortage problem. They are a marketplace for substitute teachers and K-12 schools in the U.S.

  • Chicago International Charter School

    Special Projects Manager

    Jul 2013 - Aug 2016

    Charter school network in Chicago that serves 13 innovative and diverse schools with over 7400 students.

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