Making the leap into the world of start-ups

What is it like to make the move from a Big Tech company to a start-up or scale-up? Jonathan Keane finds out

Demoleap’s team with Hugo Dempseysecond left

Hugo Dempsey always wanted to work for a “less corporate” company. “I never wanted to be in a very large corporate. It was never my goal to work in these large companies,” he said.

After a successful career in sales at Dell, Salesforce and Zendesk, he finally left the corporate world to co-found Demoleap, a sales discovery start-up.

Several former Big Tech workers have made such a jump over the years to the world of ...