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Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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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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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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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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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. What Are the Responsibilities of an Interim CTO? Managing staff and hardware/cloud infrastructure budgets.

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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? The best technologists often aren’t amazing people managers. Simple.

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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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Managing your Product Management Career

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

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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Hiring Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.

Product Pricing in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Behavioral Economics in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Leadership and Influence for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

Click through to the First Round Capital Review to read more

Achieving Team Buy-in in Product Management

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

Financial Modeling for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Lara Galloway’s Time Management Tips and Productivity Hacks [VIDEO]

Up and Running

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a free Bplans webinar with Lara Galloway, a business coach and time management expert. Lara: Hey, Jonathan.

Introducing Product Management to your Organization

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dominic Gadoury Director Product Management, ADP. Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Building your C Level Team

StartupCFO

CEO, CTO, etc. And what we need in terms of leadership and management differs very much from what my past companies have needed.

5 Things You Learn Managing a Massive Project With a 3,000-Person Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For the last five years, Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO of Acquia, led a far-flung team of 3,000 unpaid developers on an epic project.

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A Tech Company without a CTO is like a Bakery without a Chef

Business Plan Blog

In order to be a successful tech startup, the team must consist of a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) level member to help with the technology plan.

Encourage Your Managers to Butt Heads

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Would the product lead consistently engage in a healthy debate about his or her needs with his or her boss, the CTO? Here's how.

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The Product Manager Contribution

SVPG

Recently I was asked by a very smart CTO: "I understand the need for a great user experience designer, but if we have a strong designer, and that person is paired with a strong technology lead, do we really still need a product manager?". For many teams, the contribution of the product manager is not at all clear. See [link]. 2.

How I Found a Great CTO

www.huffingtonpost.com

Ive occasionally worked with executive recruiters, for example in hiring a CTO for my first company, Eve.com. HuffPosts QuickRead. Loading.

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CloudHelix: Understanding and Managing Network Infrastructure

WayTooEarly

I’m thrilled to announce that First Round has led the seed financing round for CloudHelix , which is helping web and network operators to easily and more fully understand and manage their infrastructure. Dan Ellis, who recently joined as CTO, is also seasoned at running major, scalable networks.

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Monty Widenius Named CTO of MariaDB

ArcticStartup

It unveiled also a financing round of $9 million from investors like Intel Capital and California Technology Ventures.

What does a CTO do?

www.lanceglasser.com

General Management. Industrial research management. What does a CTO do? What does a CTO do? So what is the CTO job?

The Alien Entrepreneur: The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. Do you need a CIO or CTO or both?

The most valuable lessons I learned from managing a virtual team

The Next Web

distributed project management. management styles. There is no single solution, as team by team management must be conducted differently.

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Help Me Help Them Find a CTO

charliecrystle.com

So here's the pitch to you, loyal readers and startup fans: Help Me Help Them Find a CTO Mobile/Web Music Ecosystem Startup CTO A funded startup in Lancaster, PA & Philly is looking for a developer/architect to join them in a fulltime effort as CTO. Noooo!!!! learned that the hard and expensive way. Startups outsourcing

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5 Lies CTOs Tell To Feel Better About Coding

YoungUpstarts

You’re coding, testing, fixing issues and managing people. You’re the CTO. Hey there, you amazingly resourceful person.

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People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

Both Sides of the Table

You’ll get sales information from your VP of Sales, marketing information from your VP Marketing, tech information from your CTO and so on.

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Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot at Business of Software 2011. Building Big Ass Software Businesses.

Business of Software Blog

Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot , a venture-backed software company offering a hosted software service for inbound marketing. in the Management of Technology from MIT. As it turns out, of the first ten people at HubSpot, eight — including me, including all the management team, are all MBAs.” He has a B.S.

Part-Time Startup CTO?

SoCal CTO

Based on my posts Startup CTO or Developer and Acting CTO , Chris O’Meara wrote an interesting post Startup CTO: Could It Work? They tend to understand the product management side of the product well enough to guide the technology in a complementary way. And certainly the CTO needs to have/earn the team’s respect.

Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2011

Platforms and Networks

Here's my compilation of 2011's best posts about managing startups. Brant Cooper reviews biases that managers from different functions bring to the customer development process. Erica Swallow offers 10 tips for managing startup PR. Michael Woloszynowicz on how non-technical managers should give feedback to developers.

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First Round Capital is Hiring: Platform Experience and Operations Manager

Redeye VC

This team includes business development, recruiting, learning and research.

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Selling the Product: Connecting to Stakeholder Value

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Ladislav Bartos Product Manager, Gumtree.com. Signup to be a Mentor Today! Enjoy!

Super Coder, or Manager? Why Your Top Geek Can't Be Both.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It seems to make perfect sense that your first hires should become managers as your company grows. Think again. Right? Maybe. believed them.

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The Alien Entrepreneur: 9 Reasons Why I Love Being an.

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. find one of the most insanely annoying aspects of working for someone else, even when I was in a fairly senior or middle management position is that an incredible amount of time is wasted talking, meeting, and planning about what is going to be done rather than actually doing it.

The Alien Entrepreneur: Top 10 SaaS Applications for SaaS.

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. It also allows other users to vote on their favorite ideas taking away one of the hardest aspects of product management, feature ranking. think the entire universe has now heard of Hubspot ,their high profile CTO Dharmesh Shah, and his great Blog OnStartups. Thats a wrap.

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