Seven Great Startup CTO Posts so far in May

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups, Startup Development and being a Startup CTO. Here are a couple of the other collections: 16 Great Startup Posts from March , Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April. Some good ones already from May: "Authentic" is dead - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , May 3, 2010 Phrases that should be retired include - “Putting customers first” You Actually Did This?

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Technology Roles in Startups

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Background This post partly really came about as a result of a great conversation yesterday with David Croslin a former CTO at HP who recently conducted an interesting experiment. This is actually fairly common and I think it’s a bit challenging in that the technology roles (from technology advisor to CTO) in a startup vary widely.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Beyond that, I want lots of conversations with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc. Startups that come to me and ask me to sign an NDA in order to get Free Startup CTO Consulting really are missing it.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Beyond that, I want lots of conversations with experts, users, customers, VCs, partners, etc. Startups that come to me and ask me to sign an NDA in order to get Free Startup CTO Consulting really are missing it.

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How to Deal with Skeletons in your Closet

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A company has just filed suit against you for product patent infringement (obviously more serious). Your CTO and leading technology visionary has just announced he’s quitting. Your largest customer just cancelled its order.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. Kathy Sierra at Business of Software 2009 - Business of Software Blog , May 4, 2010 "In the old days, getting customers was easy. Putting customers first. Legendary customer support.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Matt Miller – Co-Founder and CTO of CareerBliss.com. With access to billions of mobile impressions and cutting-edge location technology we make sure that your message reaches customers ready to buy what you sell. Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. Weekly. Idea Mensch.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. Just because a product has a patent, deep complexity and an obvious competitive advantage does not mean that it can fly by itself into the market.

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Decoding Signal From Noise For Wall Street, With Bitvore

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We''re rolling it out to finance and Wall Street, monitoring thousands of sources of continuously changing information, such as news, social media, internal email systems, and analyzing specific, material conditions that our customers are looking for.

How Beatshare Is Tackling Music And Messaging

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Photo: Barry Lieberman, President and COO; Eli Aizenstat, Founder & CEO; and Rob Patrick, CTO). I built my own company around marketing services, and have been around business development, marketing, custom service, and sales, and also on the consumer side of technology, a little bit a mix of the two. Barry Lieberman: That's our patent pending, proprietary secret sauce which we've built, which is the back end of the Beatshare's technology.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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It included one firm who I asked not to call Salesforce.com as a reference (they were our largest pilot customer) and in their kindness they called Marc Benioff (the CEO) and asked his opinion. Another called Parker Harris, the co-founder and CTO. I thought, what would I do if I was trying to sell to a customer. Distributed version control model – first in the industry like ours and we are filing patents.

Interview with Cliff Rees, XCast Labs

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Once you get to 300-500 customers, it blows up, because it was never intended to scale. Our CTO, Vladamir, the head of our engineering and core development team, went and formed his own garage R&D company. Our future is looking very bright--in the last two months, we've signed up more customers than we ever had before. Avenue Broadband, one of our cable MSO customers, sells our service to existing end users of their cable TV and high speed Internet service.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 5.0 – I’m just going to chill out for a bit… (OK, for a month…)

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We provide turnkey digital messaging appliances for enterprises, service providers and software developers to send marketing, e-commerce, CRM and customer service email. StrongMail’s software ensures reliable and timely delivery of their critical customer communications.

Interview with George Ruan and Donald Patterson, Quub

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Ruan is the CEO of the firm, and Dr. Patterson is the CTO. Right after that, I established connections with lots of artists--who were customer and friends--and started publishing books for them. We're currently in discussions with two different companies, who are commercializing custom-built applications based on our service. The sort of support mechanisms and networks in place really are about pharmaceuticals, biomedical, and patents.

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