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6 Key Leaders Every Technical Startup Needs To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I was happily surprised when I found the classic book, “ The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide ,” by Bernd Schoner, PhD, and cofounder of ThingMagic, which leans heavily on the people side of the equation. You need to have a technical genius on the team to get your startup product off the ground. The trusted leader.

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Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

I've recently received several emails from people looking for a technical cofounder for their startup. "I'm looking for a partner / cofounder who can not only head the technical aspects and build a working model of the site, but someone with the connections to put a great development team together when we need it.

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5 Equity Distribution Parameters For Key Contributors

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a cofounder or two. Giving a cofounder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. Each cofounder should get equity for value, based on these key variables: Lived a key role in a previous startup.

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Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

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.

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CTO Founders / Cofounders

SoCal CTO

This is not only sad but incredibly frustrating, because it is so easy to see how a great technology can be developed and commercialized if only - if only the CTO hadn't been impulsive and insecure and brought on a business partner too early in the game. … And it’s not just inexperienced CTOs. Lack of confidence? Camaraderie?

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A Technical Cofounder Tells You How To Find Your Technical Cofounder, Where The Stuff We Return to Amazon Goes, a Benchmark VC on Rethinking Your AI Startup, and More….

Hunter Walker

” To find a technical cofounder, start building and prove that your idea is inevitable [Taylor Hughes/Hypernatural] – Taylor is a dream technical cofounder, having both built startups and experienced all sorts of learnings via stints at Google, Facebook and Clubhouse. .” The former start the work.

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8 Tactics For Every Entrepreneur To Manage Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if they realize that they need real technical strength at the top, they are not sure how to attract and select the talent and expertise they really need. That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire, and manage technical people for their team. Don’t fall for a technical pitch you can’t fathom.