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So you want to work at a startup?

by Roy Barber, 12 May 2013

Everyone wants to work at or with the next hot startup. They’re cool, good fun and run by creative, passionate people with exciting ideas.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a couple startups in California, even offered full time positions at Pinterest & Groupon, but unfortunately could not move to America.

How would you have found instagram when Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger was looking for a developer in 2009? how do you find the next big startup? Other than wait for them to contact you through dribbble or equivalent? Simple you need to put yourself out there and make contact.

Although a recent study of 20,000 new hires by Leadership IQ found that 89% of new hires failed, it was for ‘attitudinal reasons’, not lack of skill. So make sure you’re a good fit for the startup before submitting your CV. If you do get the job, make sure to take and keep a good attitude.

Being based in the UK i’ve always been attracted to California and the bells and whistles attached, But then why move to California when theres already a huge amount of cool startups here in the UK?

Lucky for you I’ve compiled a long list of UK based startups in no particular order looking for Designers, Developers and a whole lot more.

The App Business
Designer & Developer roles

Stripe
Developer Roles

Factzz
Developer roles

yPlan
Designer & Developer roles

Yearbook Machine
Developer roles

Yammer
Designer & Developer roles

Wonga
Developer Roles

Twitter
Designer & Developer Roles

Vzaar
Developer roles

VisualDNA
Design & Developer Roles

VeInteractive
Designer & Developer Roles

Twilio
Developer Roles

Troupe
Developer Roles

Trial Reach
Developer Roles

The Trainline
Developer roles

Symplectic
Developer Roles

SwiftKey
Developer Roles

Squiz
Design & Developer Roles

Sport Pursuit
Developer Roles

Song Kick
Design & Developer Roles

Smarkets
Developer Roles

Skyscanner
Developer Roles

Simply Business
Developer Roles

Shutl
Developer Roles

Shazam
Developer Roles

SecretSales
Designer & Developer Roles

Red Badger
Designer & Developer Roles

Ravn
Designer & Developer Roles

Raising IT
Designer & Developer Roles

QuietRiots
Developer Role

Qubit
Designer & Developer Roles

Qinec
Designer & Developer Roles

Plumbee
Designer & Developer Roles

Pivotal Labs
Designer & Developer Roles

PhotoBox
Designer & Developer Roles

One Fine Stay
Designer & Developer Roles

Not On The High Street
Designer & Developer Roles

Nice
Designer & Developer Roles

Music Metric
Designer & Developer Roles

Moo
Designer & Developer Roles

Mixlr
Developer Roles

MindCandy
Designer & Developer Roles

Metail
Designer & Developer Roles

King
Designer & Developer Roles

HailO
Designer & Developer Roles

Graze
Designer & Developer Roles

Glow
Developer Roles

Geckoboard
Developer Roles

Forward Labs
Designer & Developer roles

Foodity
Designer & Developer Roles

Farmdrop
Designer & Developer Roles

Farfetch
Designer & Developer Roles

Duedil
Designer & Developer Roles

Betgenius
Developer Roles

Create
Designer & Developer Roles

ConverSocial
Designer & Developer Roles

Busuu
Designer & Developer Roles

CityMapper
Designer & Developer Roles

Bright North
Design & Developer Roles

Badoo
Designer & Developer Roles

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