This is Steven Hylands 👉👇
He's an inquisitive designer questioning why things are the way they are.
Steven has a design background, however these days he dabbles in a bit of everything. For the past decade he's predominantly been working with tech startups and loves everything about the rollercoaster ride that is starting up. Failures and all. You see, Steven doesn’t mind failing. While at the time he doesn't feel great about it, he recognises, that with each failure he learns something new, becoming better prepared for the challenges ahead.
He’s been failing in tech for nearly 20 years now. No really! He’s not making it up, check out all these things he’s started and put on the internet that haven’t worked out…
Most recently he started working in fintech when he co-founded PiggyPot, then Yomo, then something new he can’t talk about yet.
He has realised fintech is hard, but that hasn’t broken his resolve. Watch this space for his next startup that is going to revolutionise how you grow your wealth.
He co-founded app development studio Rumble Labs, and had a great time playing Table Tennis before it went under.
During its 6 years he discovered maintaining enough client work to pay the bills was tricky, and that launching products was even harder.
He went to university but dropped out when he failed to manage a degree, copious amounts of freelance work (and partying).
This one was all on him, but he doesn’t regret it since one of those freelance projects led to him meeting his Rumble business partner @hamstarr. Who needs a degree to work on the internet anyway.😛
He got a 56k modem, started several e-Wrestling federations, and somehow none of them exploded in the dotcom bubble!
He has determined that it was too early for e-Wrestling to explode. Someday, when mind controlled robot wrestling is possible he might try again.
MWMMillennial Wrestling Massacre
GWAGalactic Wrestling Alliance
On July 30th 2018, Steven launched a blog and a newsletter via an accountability experiment called Checkmates.
He recommends subscribing or checking in every once in a while to see how badly he’s failing at those too.
- Some of his friends call him Shylands.
- When he was 16, he got the tip of his left index finger cut off in a door hinge.
- He takes the odd landscape photo and enjoys filmmaking.
- He’s a shareholder in Rotor, a simple new way to make your own music video.
- Currently, he has no fixed abode, but can usually be found in Belfast or Dublin.