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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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Startup CTO Resources

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

SoCal CTO

Or they are looking at Hiring a CTO and want to see what salary and equity ranges look like. CTO salaries are escalating quickly.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

The data is a bit tough to deal with via a post, so I've shared it two ways: You can find a PDF with some analysis at: CTO Equity Compensation PDF.

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

seem to encounter a lot of people who want to attach a CTO label to me as I'm the only programmer on the founding team of three. While I do fill that role at the moment, I'm a little hesitant to refer to myself as a CTO as we still haven't launched a product, acquired a single user, or turned or a penny in profit. Accounting?

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

SoCal CTO

Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person?

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The Rise of the Interim CTO

Launch Any

Have you ever heard of an Interim CTO? While many have heard of interim executives for the CEO or CMO role, the Interim CTO role is quickly becoming a popular option for early stage and growing startups. Are Interim CTOs and Technical Co-Founders the Same Thing? What Are the Responsibilities of an Interim CTO?

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Wilson: What’s The Difference Between A CTO And A VP Engineering?

Ask The VC

Today’s VC Post of the Day is from Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) titled  VP Engineering Vs CTO. It’s worth noting that people who write about the difference between CTO’s and VP Engineering’s don’t seem to be very creative in the Title category.

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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

SoCal CTO

You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data.

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Introducing the Cap Table and Hiring the CTO

Feld Thoughts

This week they set out to create their cap table and hire a CTO. The founders each have common shares that will vest over four years. The vesting schedule protects each of the co-founders in case one gets hit by a bus or decides to drop the project after a short period of time. Time to update the cap table.

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

firstround.com

How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO. Founders. First Round Capital.

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How to Go From Google Engineer to First-Time CTO

Redeye VC

Today, he’s the co-founder and CTO of Artillery, bringing console-quality gaming to the web browser. Ian Langworth started his career as an O’Reilly author and software engineer at Google. Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

SoCal CTO

You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data.

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Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

The CTO / Lead Architect - If you want to build a great technology company, you’ll need a “rockstar&# engineering lead. But barely.

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TechStars Company OkDidIt Looking For A CTO

Feld Thoughts

If you are in Boulder, are a CTO, are into changing the way email works, and are looking for a hot young TechStars company to join, take a look at OkDidIt. They are looking to add a CTO to their team to augment one of the technical founders (who is the CEO) – the job description is up at Careers 2.0.

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A Startup CTO’s Take on Early Technology Choices & Tradeoffs

View from Seed

The post A Startup CTO’s Take on Early Technology Choices & Tradeoffs appeared first on The View From Seed ” decision.

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HOW TO: Hire the Perfect CTO

mashable.com

Leadership Abilities Are A Must It’s natural to want a tech savvy and competent CTO. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?

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Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

always thought that when I used the “founders as artists” analogy, the “artists” I was describing were painters, writers, sculptors and composers.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

SoCal CTO

I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. And I tried to evaluate the idea and figure out: What did the founder really need here? Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Was it a case of needing Homework?

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Now comes the reality check.

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Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? Experience.  A “chief architect” is a young version of a “CTO.”

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 30, 2008 What does a startup CTO actually do? Just what is the CTO supposed to do? for H.

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Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

Startup CTO Speaking

SoCal CTO

So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups. Most notably, he was the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years making him partly responsible for more than 4% of the marriages every year. Tony has a Ph.D. He is a frequent speaker at trade and industry events.

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The Alien Entrepreneur: Do you need a CIO or CTO or both?

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. So I thought Id wade in on this topic having been a CTO on a number of occasions.

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Founder Leadership Models

Seeing Both Sides

There are a number of founder leadership models that can work well as a startup evolves. the founder becomes CTO).

Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built.

Can't Find a Technical Co-Founder? Do It Yourself

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the first part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for Yipit.  I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Disclaimer: If you know a great technical co-founder that wants to work with you, join them. We Were Screwed.

Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits

www.startuplessonslearned.com

Founders Dilemmas: Equity Splits. On average, the founders who keep the most control over their company make the least amount of money.

Confessions of a Business Bot Builder: The Founder of a $1.75 Billion Company Who Still Writes Code

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Dharmesh Shah is the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a widely successful inbound marketing company listed on the NYSE.

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Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

SoCal CTO

I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. These are often the same things that cause a founder to reach out to me about helping their CTO, VP Engineering, tech team, off-shore development, etc. Bugs – no big deal.

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When Should Technical Founders Become CEO?

Both Sides of the Table

Much has been written about when it is time to hire a “professional CEO” to run a startup company and of course that has long been a norm in Silicon Valley when founders find that their inexperience may be a limiting factor in company growth ( know as the Peter Principle ). like technical founders so this wasn’t an issue.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do.

Why Founders Can’t Afford to Have Any Weak Links

Both Sides of the Table

Then my CTO quit. And the CTO was a super close friend (and former roommate). Even for very large companies or even at a citywide level.

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Essential Development Questions for Startups: The Questions Founders Need to Answer for Product Development, Web Strategy, Marketing, and More

Early Growth Financial Services

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. It needs to be a conversation.

Date-less at the prom: the challenges and solutions for a founder with no CTO [guest post]

VC Cafe

* Guest post by Elinor Kalina. So you thought of a brilliant idea, ran a quick market analysis and now you’re knee deep in initial spec drafts while also searching for the impossible – a good, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

What Inspired 10 Successful Entrepreneurs to Become Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And from there, you couldn''t stop me." -- Ali Brown , founder & CEO, Elevate "As a kid I was dyslexic and had bad eyesight.