Googler no more...
Three weeks ago, on a Friday evening, I took the Google shuttle bus home from Mountain View to San Francisco for the last time. A few days later I was back in the U.K., and no longer a Google employee.
I spent 9 amazing years at Google, during which time the company grew from 3,500 to 50,000 people. I witnessed up close the birth, growth, and in some cases passing of iconic products including Android, Chrome, Google Apps, Maps, Wave, and Google+. I worked, and learned from, hundreds of amazing people who I will miss dearly. And I had the chance to travel the world, living in Sydney and San Francisco. Working for Google changed my life, and I'll always be grateful for it.
However the decision to move back home has brought with it the chance to try something new. This week I joined Crowdcube, an innovative equity crowdfunding startup based in the South West of England. I'm excited to join the U.K.'s vibrant startup community, and help British entrepreneurs fund their dreams.
This being the case, anything I post about Google from now onwards should no longer be considered in any way authoritative, but just uninformed idle speculation. Thanks! :)