About David Mytton

David Mytton in Iya Valley, Japan

David Mytton was the Co-Founder and CEO at Server Density, a London-based SaaS infrastructure monitoring startup founded in 2009.

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 cyber security business, StackPath. As part of the acquisition, David joined an organisation of 300+ people to lead Product Engineering across a suite of security products generating $200m in revenue from over 1 million customers worldwide. David left StackPath 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 now advises 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 250+ companies across 4 funds worth over $3bn.

David is studying for an Environmental Technology MSc at Imperial College London (expected 2020) and graduated with a Law undergraduate degree at University of Birmingham in 2010.

Contact me

You can email me here: david@davidmytton.co.uk.

Writing

Work history

  • EIR, Seedcamp
    March 2018 – Present
    Advising 250+ Seedcamp portfolio companies on CTO-type issues. Seedcamp funded Server Density in 2009.
  • VP, Product Engineering, StackPath
    May 2018 – December 2019
    Cybersecurity SaaS for +1 million customers with $200m revenue. Joined as part of the Server Density acquisition.
  • CEO & Co-Founder, Server Density
    April 2009 – May 2018
    SaaS infrastructure monitoring. Acquired by Stackpath, May 2018.
  • Board Member, SalesSeek
    July 2012 – June 2018
    CRM and marketing SaaS.
  • Senior Technical Strategist, eConversions
    December 2006 – September 2009
    1 part affiliate / search marketing; 1 part high profile consumer websites.
  • CEO, Olate
    April 2004 – December 2007
    Software development, contracting and web hosting. My first company – now acquired.

Investments

I am actively angel investing in early-stage startups, usually alongside Seedcamp. I have a financial interest in the following:

I also hold public stock in BYD, and the Legal & General US and UK index funds.

Podcasts & speaking