CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners - a go to resource here in LA for recruiting C-level positions at startups - was nice enough to compile some data again this year (see last year's Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data ). 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. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions. Who might be partners?

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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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. In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. A good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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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? I have two and half partners at Union Square Ventures. After that sale, he joined USV as a venture partner and as a general partner when we raised our second fund in 2008. He's been a CTO, a VP Engineering, and has run businesses. Many people think I am the "lead partner" at USV.

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. In this context, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.” business entrepreneur partner startup traits

HOW TO: Hire the Perfect CTO

mashable.com

I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs what fledging tech startups should be looking for in a CTO hire to ensure founders get the right person for the job. Leadership Abilities Are A Must It’s natural to want a tech savvy and competent CTO. ); // Welcome to Mashable!

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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. Likely the effective hourly rate as an equity-only CTO Advisor is pretty low.

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 terms “CTO” and “VP Engineering” have such stigmas associated with what they are that I’m sure some people will feel uncomfortable with the definitions I’ve put forward. About Me.

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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. In this context, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business 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 ”. The feedback was good, but some readers asked me to be a bit more specific on attributes that might indicate an ideal startup partner.

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. I hope we can do this sort of thing again with other bigger companies looking to get in person feedback from customers and potential partners, but regardless, we're definitely going to look for more ways to get the technical folks from our portfolio together more often.

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. So here are the eight things I would do if I were Chief Architect or CTO at Microsoft. While CTO of Bluespring Software we were members of the elite Managed ISV community.

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. Dharmesh Shah - Building Big Ass Software Businesses: Insights and musings on the Business of Software.

CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

I just got done reading a post by Roger Ehrenberg Advice for CTO Founders: Don't Let Business Kill the Business where he suggests that CTO Founders should not move too early in finding a business cofounder: Too often, however, I have found CTO / Founders paired with business people who not only don't add value, but frequently detract from the value of the business.

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. One reason why you’re the CTO, is obviously because you’re good at what you do. Thinking Aloud coding CTO Jinesh Parekh programming

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

ArcticStartup

Overwhelmed by the amount requests, he complained to his friend Paulius, CTO of daily deals startup NoriuNoriuNoriu.lt , who, as it turned out, was facing the same problem. Both decided to do something about it and start helping people and companies find reliable outsourcing partners.

DoubleVerify Raises $33 Million on a $200 Million Valuation

VC Cafe

Ad verification startup DoubleVerify has raised a fourth round of $33 million from private equity fund JMI Equity and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).

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

Alien Entrepreneur

CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. I am blessed at various times to have had the confidence of business partners, investors and employees, but throughout and most of all, I have had the endless support of my wife and son. 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? I am currently CTO at ProspectStream and SaaS Capital. 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. Interestingly given he’s an experienced startup CTO himself, Squirrel says to be wary of the advice of developers who “always want to re-write everything” If you are in this situation, or think that you might be I highly recommend you read the full post. Forward Partners

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Business As Usual: Onavo, VideoSurf and Kaminario Raise Funding

VC Cafe

1) Onavo Mobile raised $3 million in its first round led by Sequoia Capital and Magma Venture Partners. The LinkedIn IPO this week may have opened the gates for an Israeli market thirsty for exits, but in the meanwhile, VC funding in Israel continues with business as usual.

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 ). I work at Sigma Partners Venture Capital in Boston MA. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. Advice for Entrepreneurs. VC:VC.

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. Wanova was founded by Dr Issy Ben-Shaul (CTO) and Ilan Kessler.

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 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? I 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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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. The first thing thatalways comes up when you want to discuss the role of a CTO is that there is no wellestablished definition of what a CTO actually does.

Where the Mobile Things Are

Austin Startup

For chief information officers (CIOs) and other IT professionals, a couple of recommended groups are the ATC’s CIO/CTO roundtable and the Association of IT Professionals (or AITP). Events Mobile AITP ATC CIO color CTO Featured GigaOm hurricane party Mobile Monday Texas wireless summit

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. In this article, I’m broadening the definition of partner from co-founder to “business partner.”

Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO

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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.&# Investors use a consulting CTO for technical due diligence. Reply Was muss ein CTO tun?

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. This feels like… Continue reading on Austin Startups

Attracting a CTO to your startup

www.thisisgoingtobebig.com

links » Attracting a CTO to your startup Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 05:29AM by Charlie ODonnell Businesspeople ask me all the time how to find a technical partner for a startup. The ideal partner is financially independent. What value you are you to a partner?

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

We help founders through difficult moments, we help coach, we act as sparring partners, we help them resolve conflicts when they’re fighting with co-founders and we help them deal with adversity as well as successes. The role of VC is sparring partner.

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. Outbrain has also managed to find a business model with OutLoud , its sponsored recommendation product, which offers publishers a cost effective way to distribute their content on Outbrain’s publisher partners. .

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Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

SoCal CTO

I'm working on a start up idea in the XXX market with my partner and we are currently looking for full stack developer to join us as a technical co-founder. We have been reading about the LA CTO Forum and we thought it would be a great place to find him/her.

Boulder CTO December Lunch with Tim Wolters

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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. The visionary CTO sees where the product could go in the market place, signs early deals and customers, looks for features that lead towards or away from markets/competitors/partnerships.

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. Guy is a model CTO/CIO and he gives all us in the technology industry hope that the enterprise will continue to recognize and reward technology innovation.

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. A development partner is an consulting company that works very closely with you, similar to an internal development staff.

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. I 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. So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. I will do my best to keep this up to date.

Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup

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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. Best regards, James How to Find a Technical Partner Here’s what I wrote in reply to James’s query: You’re on the right track. You can find a technologist to join you as a partner, for half of the company’s equity.

Adap.tv Raises $20 Million

VC Cafe

Adap.tv , the video advertising company started by Shopping.com’s founder and former CTO Amir Ashkenazi, has announced a $20 million series C, led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and joined by previous investors Gemini Israel Funds, Redpoint Ventures and Spark Capital.

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