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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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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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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I 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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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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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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Rapid Prototyping for Product Managers

The Product Guy

Jordan Bergtraum VP Product Management, ServiceChannel. Dustin Levy Director of Product Management, Gentex Corporation. Better Products.

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? I’ve heard both arguments from CTO’s. About Me. Angel Topics.

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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? I always assumed I wouldnt manage anybody.

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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!

User Experience Design Tactics 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!

Product Management at Startups vs. Enterprises

The Product Guy

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

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

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. Do you need a CIO or CTO or both? Bill Gates (former Microsoft CTO). Karl J.

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Conducting User Research 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!

Senior Product Manager and Your Next Career Steps

The Product Guy

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

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!

The Role of Emotional Intelligence 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!

The one cost engineers and product managers don't consider

Redeye VC

He''s now back for round two with a new piece on how features can create complexity cost in an engineering organization. _.

Conducting User Research 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!

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

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

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!

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!

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!

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

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

Why Every Product Manager Needs to Know Big Data

The Product Guy

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

Building your C Level Team

StartupCFO

CEO, CTO, etc. I’ve been part of many startups now as either an investor or management team member. They were great!

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!

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.

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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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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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.

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].

The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

But your VP Product, or your VP Engineering, or your CTO could be responsible for the Product machine, with the other VP functions reporting to her.

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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?

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.

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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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.

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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