David Mytton

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David Mytton in Iya Valley, Japan

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

From 2009-2018, I was Co-founder at Server Density, a London-based SaaS infrastructure monitoring startup acquired by StackPath, a US-based edge computing business. I joined as part of the acquisition to lead Product Engineering, and left in Dec 2019.

I am an Expert in Residence at Seedcamp (unpaid), a London-based seed fund with 430+ portfolio companies (who also funded Server Density).

On this blog

I write on this blog about tech, startups or environmental technology. Some of my top posts:

  1. How much energy do data centers use?
  2. A guide to remote working for startups
  3. How to hire engineers: sourcing candidates

Sustainable computing research

My area of research interest is sustainable computing and my work has been featured in Fast Company, Computer Weekly, Financial Times, Sky News and Channel 4 Dispatches. You may want to check out:

  1. An overview and interesting resources about sustainable computing.
  2. My academic publications on cloud emissions (Nature Climate Change) and data center water consumption (npj Clean Water).
  3. My contributions to the open source Cloud Carbon Footprint project – I implemented and maintain the cloud carbon coefficients calculations.

Podcasts & talks

I host the weekly Console DevTools Podcast interviewing interesting people in and around devtools, and have appeared on the Seedcamp podcast twice discussing product teams and SaaS funding.

My recent talks have mostly been on sustainable computing, such as around data center energy and water consumption.

Startup investing

I am an active angel investor in early stage (usually pre-seed and seed) tech startups such as Primer, Sylvera and Daily.devsee my full portfolio. I’m currently only investing in devtools-related startups. If you are looking for investment, please see Console Zero.