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Thor Mitchell
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TL;DR If you're an experienced or aspiring product manager, and like the sound of a leading U.K. tech startup by the sea, I'd like to hear from you.

I can't believe it's been almost two months since I joined +Crowdcube. Settling into the company and learning the business has been both fun and fascinating, and Devon is a lovely part of the world to live. I wake up to views of the sea, and the drive to work is 30 minutes on quiet roads through rolling countryside. Quite the difference from 90 mins on a bus stuck in traffic on the US-101.

Now I'm somewhat orientated it's time to start growing the Product team. We're looking for both experienced PMs, and graduates (both recent and upcoming) with an interest in product management.

If you like the idea of joining a growing startup, want to escape or avoid the rat race of the city, are keen to learn, and have a passion for delivering great products, check out the PM and APM positions listed on the Crowdcube website and get in touch:

https://www.crowdcube.com/pg/product-manager-exeter-1607
https://www.crowdcube.com/pg/associate-product-manager-exeter-1608
job opportunities at leading equity crowdfunding company, based in Exeter, Devon - Crowdcube | Crowdfunding business finance from angel investors and 'Armchair Dragons'
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I'm so happy for you!
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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! :)
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Lovely words Thor. All the best to you and +Jennie Gleaden for your next adventure xx
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In addition to speaking at API World next week, I'm also on the judging panel for the Data + API Hackathon happening this weekend. It's free to enter, and there are a lot of cool prizes up for grabs. Doors open at 10am on Saturday at Impact HUB (901 Mission St #105) in San Francisco. Hope to see you there!
Restlet, pioneer of RESTful web APIs, provides cutting edge softwares to build web APIs including the Restlet Framework and APISpark. APISpark is an all-in-one platform for fast creation, hosting and easy management of APIs and data. Its cost and time effective solution will be of essential ...
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Thats fine.. share we us some info from data+
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Just a little disturbing. Especially given that this is a flight to Seattle...
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Come visit us soon!
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A New Look for Google Developers on the Web #io14  

And just in time for Google I/O, huh? https://developers.google.com/
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Something seems... different?
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Nice improvement!
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Awesome feature. Even better that you can still see the eclipse, if you look the other way: http://goo.gl/HG0B1r
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Completed Jigsaw got auto awesomed... 
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FYI, I'm speaking at API World next week on how to manage APIs over the course of their lifecycle. An earlier version of this presentation was well received at SXSW earlier this year, so if you missed that, and will be at API World, I'd love to see you there at 9am on Wednesday!
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I have a blog now, don't you know. :)

To kick things off, here are some thoughts on the challenges of balancing the need to offer developers opportunities to innovate when using an API, against the risks that scope for innovation represents to the provider's business. Inspired by an exchange on Twitter with +Steven Willmott and +Janet Wagner in response to an article by Janet on ProgrammableWeb last month.
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Completely unrelated, but I totally expected the first sentence of this post to read: "I have a blog now, blogs are cool."
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Close, but no cigar...
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But we drop the "H" up north!
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Head of Product, Crowdcube Ltd.
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  • Crowdcube
    Head of Product, 2015 - present
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2010 - 2015
  • Google
    Technical Solutions Engineer, 2006 - 2010
  • Sun Microsystems
    Sustaining Development Engineer, 2002 - 2006
  • Sun Microsystems
    Technical Support Engineer, 1998 - 2002
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British Product Manager, with a habit of moving continents. Love maps, travel, and planetariums. Collects Pantone Mugs.
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