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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. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens.

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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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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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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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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10 Key Traits Of An Ideal Entrepreneur Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

My Partners

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mark Suster suggested: how about a post on your partners: who they are, how you guys work together & a bit more about how you guys reach decisions on deals? have two and half partners at Union Square Ventures. He's been a CTO, a VP Engineering, and has run businesses. And he is a great investor too. We never vote.

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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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. Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? He needed some kind of CTO and as well Developers. Go to user groups.

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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10 Partner Qualities to Test Before Sharing Equity

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

A Startup Partner Needs More Than a Good Resume

Startup Professionals Musings

A while back I talked about how and where to find a co-founder in “ Ten Steps in Choosing the Right Startup Partner ”. Compatible work styles.

Dinner with Werner Vogels - CTO of the World's Largest Lean Startup

This is going to be BIG.

Last Thursday night, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels joined a small group of technical folks from cloud and commerce related First Round portfolio companies for dinner at Double Crown. After getting to spend some time with Werner, I'm really not surprised at all how willing he was to sit down with us.

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?

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. Potential customer, customer, another employee, partner, random person I ran into on the street, didn’t matter. Prior to HubSpot, Dharmesh was the founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions.

Outsource Lithuania takes off well, looking for partners in other countries

ArcticStartup

Both decided to do something about it and start helping people and companies find reliable outsourcing partners.

CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

Knowing a lot of CTO founders, I can tell you that Roger is fairly accurate in his assessment of the desire of CTOs to find the right cofounder to be the business side. And from my perspective as an engaged seed stage venture investor, this makes them unfundable. Lack of confidence? Camaraderie? Perhaps all of the above.

5 Lies CTOs Tell To Feel Better About Coding

YoungUpstarts

You’re the CTO. As a CTO, you have a whole new set of responsibilities to take care of that do not involve coding. Cheers to you!

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DoubleVerify Raises $33 Million on a $200 Million Valuation

VC Cafe

According to Ynet , the deal values DoubleVerify at $200 million. billion acquisition by Google. To date, DoubleVerify has raised $16.5

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

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. Do you need a CIO or CTO or both? have served as CTO and CEO of numerous software and service companies and have spoken at major technology events. The Alien Entrepreneur.

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Sustainable engineering – avoid big re-writes

The Equity Kicker

Last week friend of Forward Partners  Douglas Squirrel published a post about Sustainable engineering  on The Path Forward  in which he advises founders on how to scale their engineering effort. Forward PartnersOur plan is that more and more authors like Squirrel will become Pathfinders and contribute to The Path Forward.

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Business As Usual: Onavo, VideoSurf and Kaminario Raise Funding

VC Cafe

The company’s technology aims to reduce mobile data costs by compressing data consumption and to help users understand how to use their devices.

Venture Cyclist: You know you're not a startup if?

Venture Cyclist

You know you’re not a startup if… Guest Post by Sean Lindsay [When asked by BostInno to define what makes a startup, Sean Lindsay ( @rseanlindsay ), cofounder and CTO of Sigma company Viximo , and founder of Founder Mentors , came up with the following (published originally here ). Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs.

Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

VC Cafe

The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of  Greylock Partners  and  Carmel Ventures , as well as US fund  Opus Capital.

The Different CTO Roles

www.allthingsdistributed.com

Main July 11, 2007 The Different CTO Roles I was putting together a short panel presentation on the roleof a Chief Technology Officer in corporate innovation and I once again realized that there is quite a bit of confusion around the role of the CTO. Some of the sources I used are at the end of this note. Below are some sources.

The Alien Entrepreneur: 5 Reasons you must attend Business of.

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. Either way there some very talented musicians in attendance including renewed Jazz performer Josh Linkner of Detroit Venture Partners. #5 The Location. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. The 8 things I would do as CTO of Microsoft. The Alien Entrepreneur.

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Where the Mobile Things Are

Austin Startup

Events Mobile AITP ATC CIO color CTO Featured GigaOm hurricane party Mobile Monday Texas wireless summitmobileTech Tuesday, by Steve Guengerich.

CTO for a Startup? Please Read.

Austin Startup

For eight years I was BP3’s CTO, before becoming CEO in January, succeeding my co-founder and partner in BP3, Lance Gibbs.

Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO

rapidrollout.wordpress.com

Web Startup Lessons Advice from a CTO and Entrepreneur Home About Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO There are not many to be found. He or she might call himself a “consulting CTO,&# “freelance CTO,&# “on-demand CTO,&# “CTO on call,&# “CTO for hire,&# or just a “technology strategy advisor.&#

Ten Attributes of Your Ideal Business Partner

Startup Professionals Musings

The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal business partner.

Attracting a CTO to your startup

www.thisisgoingtobebig.com

The ideal partner is financially independent. What value you are you to a partner? Lets start with finances. Id want a rainmaker.

The CEO Whisperer

Feld Thoughts

It was “CTO Whisperer.” I saw a great job title this morning when I was looking someone up on LinkedIn. As a mentor. As a teacher.

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Israeli Startup Outbrain Raises $35 Million to Rule the Recommendations Space

VC Cafe

Israeli startup Outbrain ,  one of the leading companies in the recommendations space, has completed a $35 million in Series D led by Index Ventures and joined by previous investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. In a world that suffers from content overload, personal recommendations are a bare necessity.

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Boulder CTO December Lunch with Tim Wolters

devver.wordpress.com

Boulder CTO December Lunch with Tim Wolters with 5 comments The Boulder CTO Lunch meets once a month with a guest speaker and covers topics and questions that startup CTOs should find interesting. The Role As a CTO, you paint a landscape of the product and market. Becoming the CTO vs VP of engineering? Strive for balance.

Morgan Stanley CTO Summit

Will Price

This week, Morgan Stanley hosted its 5th Annual CTO Summit. The summit serves as a testament to why innovation matters and how large companies can effectively partner with start-ups to make a difference. First, Morgan Stanley's CTO, Guy Chiarello , makes working with start-ups a top priority. Now, who said IT is dead

A Part-Time CTO - In-House or Outsource?

blog.aparttimecto.com

A Part-Time CTO Technology. Un-knowledgeable - Since it’s just you and your partners, you might not be making the best choices. 2.

Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup

rapidrollout.wordpress.com

Web Startup Lessons Advice from a CTO and Entrepreneur Home About Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup Today I received an inquiry from a student at an Ivy League university who wants to launch a web startup. You can find a technologist to join you as a partner, for half of the company’s equity. 10-15/hour.

Why Founders Can’t Afford to Have Any Weak Links

Both Sides of the Table

On my first project the partner on my job said, “to be successful you need to become irrelevant.” Then my CTO quit.

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Adap.tv Raises $20 Million

VC Cafe

Just take a look at their partners page , and you’ll see what I mean. To date, Adap.tv has raised $43 million including this round.

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Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts. will do my best to keep this up to date.