HR & Management

Jos White

1 min read

03 June 2011

Jos White, the serial entrepreneur/investor, reveals his love of New York City, dealing with server overloads and starting life as a waiter.

Name: Jos White

Age: 41

Company: Notion Capital

Turnover: n/a

First job: Waiter in the Dome restaurant in Oxford. I actually started behind the bar but worked my way up!

Dream job: Jack Johnson – surfer and rock star! 

Car: Porsche Cayenne

Economy, business or first-class: Never first and almost never economy – somewhere in the middle.

Most extravagant purchase: Buying, then completely renovating my New York townhouse.

Most played song on your iPod: The XX and also Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind to remind me why I love New York so much!

Business book: I think doing is better than reading.

Worst business moment: When MessageLabs’ network overloaded, causing important email delivery delays.

Proudest business moment: Realising our vision “to secure the world’s email” with MessageLabs.

Business mentor: My father – the ultimate entrepreneur.

Next big thing: Reinventing group transport, so it becomes more environmentally friendly and more economical.