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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?

Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

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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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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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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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OpenX Names New CTO

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Los Angeles-base programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX has named a new Chief Technology Officer, according to the company. 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. 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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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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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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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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Join TechZulu as we bring to you live from the Microsoft HQ in downtown Los Angeles CTO RoundTable at 7pm PST. We'll discuss current trends in technology with in the entertainment industry. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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

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Because more technology people probably read startup blogs I’m guessing this post will come under more scrutiny. Most often they are not.

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Emotional Intelligence Technology To Light Up Santa Monica at 2015 Twilight Concert Series At The Pier

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This platform takes our web-based technology from the computer screen to the concert experience, as L.E.D. L.E.D. The TrueCar L.E.D.

Evite Hires New CTO

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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. evite online invitations greeting amgen executive technology READ MORE>>.

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Gamzee Snags Scholz As CTO

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Scholz had previously founded CasualCafe, and also served at WildTangent, SkillJam Technologies and THQ. READ MORE>>.

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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. How To Get Ther

The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon

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The post The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon appeared first on TechZulu. wwinvent.

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How to Choose a Smart Home Hub (+ Infographic)

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You’ve tinkered with a NEST, installed a couple of Philips Hue light bulbs, and now you’re hooked on home automation. What’s the next step?

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FastSpring Names New CTO

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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. Smith was most recently CTO of Verisk Analytics, and also had served at Interthinx and Strategic Analytics. fastspring chief technology officer executive ecommerce

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.

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. Hulu said that Lim replaces Brad Suter, who had been overseeing the company''s technology team on an interim basis. READ MORE>>. hulu executive sony xbox

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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Fashion and technology meet in style at Techweek’s FashionTECH Runway show. See you all there! SCOTT PAINTERCEO, TrueCar. CHRIS DEWOLFECEO, SGN.

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>>.

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>>.

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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The sensing technology, too, is unique to our solution.  It is built out of 5 years of research at USC.  We need to sit less, and move more.

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Adconion Taps Sullivan As CTO

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

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Acting CTO Role in a Start-up

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I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant. also found this interesting graphic of the changing needs around the CTO role in different size/type companies that somewhat echoes my experience.

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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

uSamp Hires CTO

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Sobolevsky was most recently VP at Technology at RazorGator Intractive. Tags: usamp chief technology officer executive survey panel

Interlink Electronics Names New CTO

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Camarillo-based Interlink Electronics said Thursday that it has named a new, Chief Technology Officer. 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. Baker is based in Camarillo. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

Condusiv Technologies Names CTO

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Burbank-based Conusiv Technologies , the developer of disk drive defragmentation and other software formerly known as Diskeeper, said last night that it has appointed Brian Olson as its new Chief Technology Officer. condusiv technology diskeeper disk drive storage executiveREAD MORE>>.

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. Mobile Roadie was acquired by Intellectsoft in October of last year. READ MORE>>.

Quality Systems Parts Way With CTO

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said this morning that its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Puckett, has resigned from the company, by "mutual agreement" with the company. According to Quality Systems, the move comes due to an effort by new President and CEO Rusty Frantz to take a "detailed, fresh look at our technology initiatives".

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.

Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

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What I’ve not written as much about is what to do if you are a CTO looking for your next opportunity – especially in Los Angeles.