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. He is an angel investor in early-stage devtools, cloud and API startups through Console Zero.

Whilst completing an Environmental Technology MSc at Imperial College London 2019-2020, David developed an interest in sustainable computing. He continued that research on the sustainability team at Uptime Institute, a global data center advisory organization, between Dec 2020 and Nov 2021.

David is now working (part-time, from Oct 2022) towards an Engineering Science PhD in sustainable computing at the University of Oxford.

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. WSJ, 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

My direct investments include Contingent (2020), Gaiascope (2021), Graphy (2019), Living Carbon (2020), Loc.tax (2020), Monzo (2016), Primer (2020), SalesSeek (2012) Acquired: 2021, SignTime (2021), StackPath (2018), Sylvera (2020).

My current focus is early-stage developer related startups (devtools, devops, infrastructure, cloud, APIs) where I have made 20+ investments and continue to actively invest. If you are looking for investment, please see Console Zero.

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