Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

May 13, 2017 in HumanOps, Startups

Originally written for VentureBeat. Google’s 20 percent time is one of the most famous, and arguably successful, management practices of all time. In their 2004 IPO letter, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revealed that the policy of allowing employees to take time out of their core jobs to be creative and experimental had […]

Interview: how to manage stress levels as a founder

March 13, 2017 in HumanOps, Startups

Originally published as an interview on uktech.news. At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community. This week, we spoke with David Mytton, founder and CEO, Server Density, a SaaS-based product that helps users manage and monitor their infrastructure.  Mytton spoked to us about […]

The golden age of SaaS

September 6, 2016 in Cloud, Startups

There’s no longer any good reason to run your own software. Everything you need to run your business is available as a service. Even core software components like databases and queues are now available through IaaS like Amazon’s RDS and Google’s pub/sub. When you buy something as a service, it will be more regularly updated and more secure […]

A golden age for British start-ups

August 10, 2012 in Politics, Startups

Originally written for the Financial Times. The UK’s golden age is often referred to as being some time in the past when things were better, cheaper and easier. But as far as starting a business is concerned, I believe that time is now. When I started my first company in 2004, aged 16, I remember […]

Five Reasons Britain May Be The Best Place To Start A Company In 2012

July 9, 2012 in Startups

Originally written for Forbes. All around the world, governments are spending time and money to figure out the best way to attract the attention of entrepreneurs. New startups are a great way to stimulate the economy because they are seen as innovative and exciting, create new jobs and are in a unique position to generate […]