About David Mytton
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.
- Data centre water consumption. npj Clean Water (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41545-021-00101-w
- Assessing the suitability of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for calculation of emissions from public cloud computing workloads. Journal of Cloud Computing (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-020-00185-8
- Hiding greenhouse gas emissions in the cloud. Nature Climate Change (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0837-6
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.
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.
- Cased (2021)
- Contingent (2020)
- Daily.dev (2021)
- Gaiascope (2021)
- Graphy (2019)
- Grafbase (2021)
- Growth State (2020)
- Liveblocks (2021)
- Living Carbon (2020)
- Loc.tax (2020)
- Monzo (2016)
- Moving Parts (2021)
- Primer (2020)
SalesSeek (2012)Acquired: 2021
- Sinai (2020)
- SignTime (2021)
- Snaplet (2021)
- StackPath (2018)
- Sylvera (2020)
- Co-founder & CEO, Console
November 2020 – Present
The best tools for developers.
- Expert in Residence, Seedcamp
March 2018 – Present
Advising Seedcamp portfolio companies on CTO-type issues. Seedcamp funded Server Density in 2009. Unpaid position.
- Research Affiliate, Uptime Institute
December 2020 – November 2021
Researching sustainable computing.
- VP, Product Engineering, StackPath
May 2018 – December 2019
Edge computing 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.
- Governor, Chelsea Community Hospital School
Feb 2018 – Oct 2020
Safeguarding Governor from Oct 2018; Vice-Chair from Oct 2019; Interim-Chair from May 2020 – Oct 2020.
- Ethics Committee Lay Member, University of Birmingham
Jan 2018 – Sep 2020
- Mentor, Virgin Startup
Sep 2017 – May 2018
- Mentor, Clement James Centre
Sep 2018 – Aug 2019
- Parliamentary and policy update writer, Open Rights Group