The start of something new

I’m sat in Monmouth coffee on a lovely Monday morning waiting for my startup co-founder, Phil, to arrive.

You read so many stories about people giving it all up to follow their dream. Well, this isn’t really one of those stories.

It’s more by a strange twist of fate that I left my job at the agency Made by Many last Friday and am now sat here in the late summer London sun with no salary and no office.

I met my business partner two or three years ago whilst freelancing in a shared office space on Greek street in Soho. We did some small pieces of work together and stayed in touch after I joined Made by Many in June 2009.

18 months ago he asked if I would like to be part of his last startup but the timing wasn’t right. I was in the process of moving house, sorting mortgages and embedding myself in Made by Many. Fast forward to a couple of months ago and Phil asked me if I wanted to be a part of his latest idea. This time it felt right. The idea instantly made sense to me and I wanted to be a part of it. Also, after 12 years of agency life I felt it was time for a change; to (part) own my own ‘thing’ and witness the other side of the internet industry away from client services.

I’m excited and scared in equal measure with a renewed enthusiasm for the work I do.

The next few months are going to be interesting.

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3 Responses to The start of something new

  1. Intriguing. Hope it goes well!

  2. frankoid says:

    Good luck Simon, looking forward to hearing more about it.

  3. Bex White says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about your new venture. The brand already has your signature clean and stylish look to it, keep me posted 🙂

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