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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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Startup CTO Resources

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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

OpenX Names New CTO

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OpenX said it has named Michael Radovancevich as its new CTO, as well as shifting former Chief Legal Officer Douglas McPherson to become Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Radovancevich was most recently CTO of Centro, and also served as CTo of Taleo. He also has been at General Electric, Taligent, and Apple.

Grindr Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based gay social networking app Grindr said today that it has named Lukas Sliwka as Chief Technology Officer. Sliwka has been at Grindr since October of 2013, serving as Vice President, Engineering. Sliwka has previously also served at Beachbody, Yamaha, and Mazda. READ MORE>>. grindr executive social networking engineering

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CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

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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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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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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

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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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Snapchat Names Former Pandora CTO As VP

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Venice-based Snapchat has named Tom Conrad, the former CTO of Pandora, as its new VP of Product, the company disclosed on Wednesday. Conrad--who is based in the Bay Area--was CTO at Pandora between 2004 and 2014. He also served at Kenamea, Pets.com, Documentum/Relevance, Berkeley Systems, and Apple Computer. READ MORE>>.

CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

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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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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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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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Insights and Opinions: Turbo-charging your CTO

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Learn how you can best support your CTO. Implement measures to improve the CTO's teams' goals. It's also (More.). READ MORE>>.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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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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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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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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Initial Conversation with a CTO or Technical Advisor

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Are you a non-technical startup founder who’s about to go have a conversation with a Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or Technical advisory type person?

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Evite Hires New CTO

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Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite , which i owned by Liberty Interactive, has hired on former Amgen IT director Perry Evoniuk. According to Evite, it has named Evoniuk as the company''s Chief Technology Officer, to oversee the company''s technology strategy, software engineering and enterprise architecture. READ MORE>>.

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Gamzee Snags Scholz As CTO

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Scholz was most recently at Los Angeles-based GameSalad, where he created the HTML5 game engine for the firm. READ MORE>>.

Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

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You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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Leads360 Snags CTO From LiveOffice

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Los Angeles-based Leads360 , which develops sales automation software, said this morning that it has named Mark DuVall as its Chief Technology Officer. DuVall joins the company from LiveOffice, which was recently acquired by Symantec. DuVall also has served at such firms as TRW, and has more than 29 years of experience in the industry. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-based streaming television provider Hulu said Tuesday that it has named Tian Lim as its new Chief Technology Officer. He also served at Microsoft, leading development on Xbox Live, the Xbox 360 operating system, and Kinect. Hulu said that Lim replaces Brad Suter, who had been overseeing the company''s technology team on an interim basis.

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Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data

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You can click on the filters such as Founder Status (#3) and Job Title (#4) to filter to that particular data. Most non-founders have less than 2%.

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AirMap Sets CTO

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Rubio was most recently CTO of HERE, a mapping company focused on self driving cars. Santa Monica-based AirMap , which is developing drone mapping and airspace management services for the unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) market, has named Daniel Rubio as the company's Chief Technology Officer. READ MORE>>.

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Ex-Xerox CTO Vandebroek Named Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research

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When I last spoke to Sophie Vandebroek in December, it was for a kind of exit interview as she prepared to leave her longtime job as Xerox’s CTO and head of its worldwide research organization. Re that last point—she seemed completely unsure. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

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The CTO / Lead Architect - If you want to build a great technology company, you’ll need a “rockstar&# engineering lead. But barely.

Morphlabs Names CTO

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Manhattan Beach-based cloud computing software developer Morphlabs said today that it has appointed Lee Thompson as its new Chief Technology Officer. Thompson has previously served at DTO Solutions, as well as E*Trade Financial, where he served in roles such as Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Manager. READ MORE>>.

Prevoty Adds AlienVault CTO To Board

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Los Angeles-based Prevoty said this morning that it has named Roger Thornton, the Chief Technology Officer at Alienvault, to its board of directors. Thornton is also the founder of Fortify Software, which he sold to HP in 2010. Prevoty develops runtime application security software. READ MORE>>.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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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.

CTO RoundTable – Technology in Entertainment | Presented Live By TechZulu

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Join TechZulu as we bring to you live from the Microsoft HQ in downtown Los Angeles CTO RoundTable at 7pm PST. Arts & Entertainment Events Science & Technology CTO RoundTable Disney Disney interactive Media Group IT Talent Search Lionsgate Microsoft Sony Sony Pictures Universal Music GroupVisit TechZulu for full story.

BlackLine Names CTO

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BlackLine said Newton will be responsible for technology direction on its software. BlackLine has been busy growing its executive ranks in recent months, having also recently hired Charles Best as its CFO earlier this year. READ MORE>>. blackline systems financial close executive

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Achates Power Adds CTO

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San Diego-based Achates Power , the developer of improved internal combustion engine technology, said today that it has named John Koszewnik as Chief Technical Officer. Koszewnik was previously at FEV, and also served at Ford Motor for roughly 30 years. READ MORE>>. achates power executive internal combusion clean cleantech energy automobile auto

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FastSpring Names New CTO

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Smith was most recently CTO of Verisk Analytics, and also had served at Interthinx and Strategic Analytics. Santa Barbara-based e-commerce software developer FastSpring announced late Tuesday that it has named Michael Smith as the company's new Chief Technology Officer. READ MORE>>. fastspring chief technology officer executive ecommerce

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO

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Adconion said that it has appointed Scott Sullivan to the CTO position, recruiting him away from Everbridge Communications, where he was also CTO. Online advertising network Adconion is tapping a Los Angeles technology vet as its Global Chief Technology Officer, the company said Monday. Sullivan is also a board member at Graphight.

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Startup CTO Speaking

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So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups. Most notably, he was the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years making him partly responsible for more than 4% of the marriages every year. Tony has a Ph.D. He is a frequent speaker at trade and industry events.

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CTO RoundTable: Big Data Panel

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Saturday, June 23, 2012 -- CTO RoundTable: Big Data Panel. Big Data: Innovation, Competition, and Productivity. Panel: Paypal, ProvideCommerce, Microsoft, PhD. Expert Moderator: Stacey Broadwell - Founder/CEO IT. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. See [link].

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OnGreen Names CTO

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Pasadena-based OnGreen , the clean technology, funding marketplace headed by Nikhil Jain, said this week that it has named Mark Richards as its Chief Technology Officer. Richards was most recently Vice President of Technical Operations at Fox Interactive Media, and also served as Interim VP of Infrastructure and Technology at Hulu. READ MORE>>.

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Interlink Electronics Names New CTO

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According to the maker of touch sensors and other electronics, Dr. Albert Lu has become CTO. Current CTO Dr. Jeff Baker has become Chief Scientific Officer at the company. Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics said Thursday that it has named a new, Chief Technology Officer. Baker is based in Camarillo. READ MORE>>.

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Media Temple Names COO, CTO

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Reeder as its President and COO, and Albert Lopez as CTO. The firm said it has named Russell P. Redder reports to CEO Demian Sellfors.

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Mobile Roadie Names New CEO, CTO

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Mobile Roadie , the mobile app creation and marketing software developer--which was recently acquired by Intellectsoft--said it has named Gino Padua as its new Chief Executive Officer, and Vova Soroka as its new Chief Technology Officer. The company has moved its headquarters to Palo Alto, although it continues to have employees in Los Angeles.

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Medsphere Names CTO

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Chang was most recently CTO at Advent Software, where she had run the firm's technology operations for the past 19 years. Carlsbad-based Medsphere , the developer of electronic health records systems, said today that it has named Lily S. Chang as its Chief Technology Officer. READ MORE>>.

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Teledyne CTO To Retire

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Thousand Oaks-based electronics, aerospace, defense, and instrumentation company Teledyne Technologies said late Wednesday that Robert (Bob) W. Steenberge, the company''s vice president and Chief Technology Officer, is retiring at the end of the year. Steenberge will continue to serve as a consultant to the company. READ MORE>>.

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Triton Digital Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based Triton Digital , the Oaktree Capital-backed provider of digital advertising services to the traditional and online radio market, said today that it has named Jean-Francois ("Jeff") Gadoury as its Chief Technology Officer. Gadoury has been Chief Technology Officer of the company''s streaming products for the last six years.

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