SummaryBy William Channer | 31 July 2011 | Length: 23 mins Jude Gomilla explains why he left London to establish his startup in the Bay area. He also provides instructions for those that want to follow suit.
Moving to San Francisco from London
For UK entrepreneurs, network up with the UK entrepreneurs in the Bay area before you come out. Make sure you are prepped on the Visa rules. Come out here with an agenda or vision.
Jude Gomila is a British entrepreneur and co-founder of Heyzap. During his final year at Cambridge, Gomila started Sugar Global, an electronics brand specialising in the sale of digital photo frames to UK stores. Gomila then went on to create Helpthirst in 2008, a charity website which provides water for World Vision. The following year, Jude and his co-founder were accepted into Y Combinator to start Heyzap.
Born : Harrow, London, 1984
Education : Cambridge, Engineering
Favorite Book : Don't have a favorite. Read all of them. Outliers was pretty fun
Favorite Film : Oh so many!
Favorite Gadget : My sterling engine
Favorite Meal : Fettuccine ai frutti di mare
Favorite Music : Electro
Favorite Place : The sea or mountains
Favorite Software : Gmail
Favorite Website : Wikipedia
First Job : Robotics Department, Brunel University (14 years old)