CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


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 ). You can also enter salary and equity data to see where you stand.

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[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley


Software engineers are extremely high in demand, and over the past few years the growth in their salaries has shown exactly how much in demand they are. Here’s an infographic that shows you more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

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[Infographic] Silicon Valley Engineering Salaries In 2012


The continuing tech boom has resulted in strong competition for top engineering talent, resulting in a subsequent upward surge in salary scales as well. Check out the infographic for more: Others Bay Area developers infographic salary data Silicon Valley software engineer

Startups: Stop Trying To Hire Ninja-Rockstar Engineers


While companies fight tooth and nail over engineers with MIT or Stanford degrees with years of experience, as CTO of designer pages, my best hires were consistently entry-level developers that I developed on the job. Great companies need great engineers who want to solve complex problems.

Your Next Engineer May Work From One of These 5 Countries

Inc Startups

Startups are forgoing exorbitant engineering salaries for the more reasonably-priced but quality work of an outsourced IT staff

Why Making Salaries Public Is Easier Said Than Done

Inc Startups

Yet most organizations are far from transparent when it comes to employee salaries. where the concept of open-book management was first promulgated back in the 1980s, there''s a ton of material on the merits of making all numbers (not just salaries) transparent.

GoInstant is Hiring Web Developers and a Senior QA Engineer

Instigator Blog

First and foremost, we’re looking for a Senior Web Developer and Senior QA Engineer. These jobs come with good salaries, equity and perks. (Powered by LaunchBit ) I joined GoInstant a couple months ago. It’s been a great experience so far. We’ve been signing up beta customers (big and small) primarily in the B2B SaaS space (for sales and support) and e-commerce (for assisted sales), and launching new features.

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How Much Software Engineers Really Get Paid (Infographic)

Inc Startups

All of these factors determine an engineer''s salary Front end or back end? Traditional tech company or startup?

7 Steps to Building a Recruiting Engine That Works

Instigator Blog

In Silicon Valley and San Francisco it might be salaries and the fact that there’s tons of competition from hot companies. We all know recruiting is hard. Almost everyone, universally, complains about it. I’ve never heard anyone say that they’re always able to hire the best people, whenever they want, easily. It just doesn’t happen. More often than not though, at least in my experience, it’s actually a problem of effort and not something else.

Reverse Engineering: Gautam Gupta Goes From VC to Entrepreneur


He was just 26 and a rising venture capitalist with a bright future and a big salary. Reverse Engineering. Gautam Gupta had it all. An associate at General Catalyst Partners, he’d sourced six deals, deployed $65 million and had just opened General Catalyst’s Palo Alto office.

Next From MONI - Lets Refugees to Receive Salaries In Finland


In addition to receiving the monthly government allowance, refugees can now also receive salary payments on their MONI cards. First salary payment to a MONI card has already been done, and more will follow.

What to expect before accepting the offer to become Engineer #1 at a startup

The Next Web

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”. That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. Engineer #1? Why not wait until the opportunity to be engineer #10, #20, #100?

Resilience Engineering #28: Driving Towards Failure – Maladaptation

Active Garage

When success occurs with chronic use of overtime, especially with salaried people getting no extra compensation, there may be blindness to the fact the team is marching towards burnout. A common example is concurrent engineering.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches


As the organizer of the LA CTO Forum , I get lots of inquiries by job seekers and people looking for CTO / VP Engineering talent. I’ve written quite a bit about aspects of this topic, especially from the perspective of startup founders looking for talent – you can find these in: Startup CTO.

Top 10 financial hacks

Start Up Blog

There is no such thing as ‘financial engineering’ It was invented by Wall street to trick you. entrepreneurship Assets compound interest credit cards debt dividends earnings entrepreneurs Finance hacks Investing investments liabilities life hacks money pay Profit profits rich salary savings Selling startups success tax wages wealth wealth creationThere is no point being a successful entrepreneur, or selling a startup if we have no idea how to handle the money we get.

Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.

Occam's Razor

When I search for "avinash" on Google I might rank #1 in the search results because I'm logged into my Google account, the engine has my search history, my computer IP address, it also has searches by others in my vicinity, local stories right now, and so many other signals.

Google Analytics Tips: 10 Data Analysis Strategies That Pay Off Big!

Occam's Razor

Changes campaign targeting, changes content development, changes social strategies, changes product mix, changes keywords for search engine optimization. Traffic Sources > Search Engine Optimization > Geographical Summary.

Recruiting Startup Engineers | Femgineer


HOME About the Femgineer Speaking Engagements Reading List Recruiting Startup Engineers With the startup market taking off, there is always a clamor to find good engineers, developers, and designers. Engineers love to build, solve tough problems, and make progress.

How to build a Silicon Valley caliber product engineering team in Asia

The Next Web

Now that I’ve mapped out key first steps that need to be taken and important cultural nuances to be aware of when expanding your business into Asia , many CEOs ask me if they can actually locate their engineering and product teams here and expect the same level of quality they get in the Valley.

The Top 10 Jobs For Millennials

Inc Startups

A new study finds that twenty-somethings are best suited to be civil engineers, data scientists -- and, surprisingly, financial planners. Though the top-ranked jobs offer salaries above the current median for millennials (roughly $30,000 annually for men, $35,000 for women), it's important to note that many jobs well-suited for Generation Y don't necessarily pay the most up front. Advertising Account Executive -Annual Median Salary: $115,750 -Projected Growth Outlook: 12% 2.

Measuring Incrementality: Controlled Experiments to the Rescue!

Occam's Razor

We have to do Search Engine Optimization. " If your HiPPO is smart, and in my experience many HiPPOs are smart and well-meaning, shewill ask you this: " Is that 2% ($0.05) sufficient to cover the salaries, pensions, health benefits of everyone we employ to do catalog marketing? "

?Show Me the Money?: Is This the Right Business Opportunity?

Taffy Williams

I have actually spoken to a number of out of work professionals that believed the quickest way to a salary after being let go by the previous employer was to start a company. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs.

Startup CTO Resources


Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. I've tried to collect them together here as a starting point for this topic.

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Startup CTO


Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. I've tried to collect them together here as a starting point for this topic.

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How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

Even when salary charts appear credible, they’re riddled with hidden problems. I spent a few days analyzing publicly available salary information to clarify the picture for our portfolio companies and other startups like them. When I searched online for salary data, the first results were Glassdoor , AngelList , and SimplyHired. Each site lets you enter some variation of geographic region and job title to display a graph of typical salary ranges.

Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

Steve Blank

retaining their existing hires who were working for intern-like salaries with little equity. Originally they had been attracted by the lure of being part of a new media company that was disrupting the old, and were working for low salaries with minimal stock.

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How to Start a Digital Marketing Career [Infographic]

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Some of them are; Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing and Web Analytics. What is Digital Marketing? Well, it’s basically marketing online rather than the traditional medium.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups


Suppose further that he's going to cost $60k a year in salary and overhead, x 1.5 = $90k total. Lead Engineer 0.5 – 1 5+ years experience Engineer 0.33 – 0.66 Manager or Junior Engineer 0.2 – 0.33

5 Steps To Maximizing Your Startup Cash Flow Runway

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, their answer is that the second intends to get to market faster, but every engine has limits regardless the fuel applied. This could equate to two technical founders (with a minimal salary), funding two developers for a year.

Glossary for Startup Engineers


Startup engineering is improved by clear language. Herewith, the first of an occasional set of posts toward a glossary of startup engineering terms: Blank Market. If the goal is to create a “lifestyle” company, the threshold can be the minimum revenue needed to sustain the desired salaries of the owners. [2] “Wipe your glosses with what you know.”. James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake. “To

More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

Too often, aspiring engineers who lack the funds to pursue a computer science degree from a university or take part in a bootcamp find themselves locked out of technology jobs, despite often severe talent shortages. Rather than paying thousands in tuition or fees, qualified individuals can get their foot in the door to a tech career while earning a salary from their very first day.

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Investors Measure Entrepreneurs By Cashflow Mileage

Startup Professionals Musings

Of course, their answer is that the second intends to get to market faster, but every engine has limits regardless the fuel applied. This could equate to two technical founders (with a minimal salary), funding two developers for a year.

8 Good CFO Attributes That Every Entrepreneur Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

In the case of GrubHub’s Adam DeWitt, he ended up with a salary exceeding that of the CEO. Every team member, from engineer to CEO, lives or dies based on cash flow, so the more they can tune their activities to revenue and expenses, the more valuable they become.

Stop Paying Bonuses: Money Doesn't Motivate Employees

Inc Startups

Paying bonuses and high salaries only makes things worse. Anybody who''s worked with a top engineering team knows that the above is true. The most creative and potentially profitable work usually gets done in the "skunk works" where the engineers aren''t beholden to management.

How I Started, Grew & Sold An E-commerce Business For Quarter Million Dollars ($250,000)

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In my previous post, Why Leave A Six Figure Salaried Career For Online Entrepreneurship , I wrote about the various business ventures I have tried and tested over the years. Marketing was our highest tab, or largest business expense because we had no idea what search engine optimization ( SEO ) was (this was before all the scammers started sending out SEO service solicitation emails). Heck the site wasn’t even submitted to search engines.

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How Valuable Are Stock Options Offered By A Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

CEO brought in to replace the founder, 5 - 10% CTO, CFO, VP of Marketing or Sales, 1.5 - 3% Chief Engineer or Architect, 1 - 1.5% Offers near the high end of a range will likely come with a lower cash salary, maybe even 50% of the going rate.

Six Web Metrics / Key Performance Indicators To Die For

Occam's Razor

They are terrible because it is really hard to go to your Senior Management (people who are funding your salaries and budgets and campaigns) and start by telling them you acquired traffic. The term KPI is one that I hear far more than any other in this nascent field we call Web Analytics.

5 Reasons Why Lack of Budget is not an Obstacle for Starting a Business Anymore

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

In order to make money, you require clients because they burn the engine of your business. There are PR, inbound marketing, marketing by using search engines, events of private life, outspread on a free platform, direct sales, old calls, affiliate programs and, many other channels.

8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t sign up for outside search-engine optimization, public relations or other experts until your business is generating revenue.

7 Ways To Work Less But Get More Business Traction

Startup Professionals Musings

All team members, whether salaried or hourly, will get the message quickly if they understand what they are being measured on, and feel the positive impact of results. Don’t burn out the tires and the engine on the first lap.