David Mytton

About David Mytton

David Mytton in Iya Valley, Japan

David Mytton is Co-founder & CEO of Console, which launched early-2021 to provide the best tools for developers. David is a researcher in sustainable computing affiliated with Imperial College London, where he completed an Environmental Technology MSc in 2020. He also worked on the sustainability research team at Uptime Institute between Dec 2020 and Nov 2021.

From 2009-2018, David was Co-founder & CEO at Server Density, a London-based SaaS infrastructure monitoring startup.

David built the original version of Server Density, including the open source monitoring agent and custom time series database used by 700+ customers to manage mission critical IT environments. He grew the company in the UK and US through bootstrapped revenue and subsequent VC funding through to exit in 2018 to a US edge computing business, StackPath. As part of the acquisition, David joined StackPath to lead Product Engineering across a suite of edge computing and security products, leaving in Dec 2019.

David also founded the HumanOps community in London, San Francisco, and New York with Facebook, Financial Times, Spotify, Yelp and PagerDuty aimed at discussing how to deal with the human side of system operations: on-call, incident response, stress, fatigue, post-mortems and human process design.

Having taken funding from Seedcamp in 2009 (when Server Density was called Boxed Ice), David is an Expert in Residence (unpaid) advising their portfolio companies with CTO-type issues ranging from finding the first engineering hire and scaling processes for product development to creating developer communities and building high availability cloud systems. Seedcamp has 430+ companies across 5 funds worth over $7bn.

Publications

I write on this blog about on tech, startups or environmental technology. You can subscribe by RSS or email. I have also published several academic papers:

Media Appearances

I have appeared on national TV (e.g. Sky News, Channel 4 Dispatches), been quoted in national and international news media (e.g. Financial Times, ComputerWeekly), participated in podcasts (e.g. Seedcamp, Google Cloud), and given talks (e.g. DatacenterDynamics, Google Next). A full list can be found on the media appearances page.

Investments

I am actively angel investing. My current focus is early-stage developer related startups (devtools, devops, infrastructure, cloud, APIs), sometimes alongside Seedcamp, sometimes independently. I’m currently only investing in devtools-related startups. If you are looking for investment, please see Console Zero.

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Volunteering