Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data


Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. firm's CTO, Jamie MacLennan, directed the development of Microsoft's SQL Server Analysis Services, pioneering Microsoft's work in.

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies


Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

Tech Zulu Event

SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem. We met at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering’s Robotic Embedded Research Laboratory where Harsh is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. So should we be standing up right now?

Software Development Companies in Southern California


I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? But not really CTO events.

Los Angeles Startup Community


So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California


He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

How Chinese Startup Tradesparq Is Looking To Grow In SoCal


In what is a fairly unusual move, last week, Tradesparq (, a Chinese startup in the area of B2B trade information, said it was planning on setting up its operations here in Southern California, as part of an expansion and scaling of the company.

CrowdStrike Rolls Out Cybersecurity Search Engine


CrowdStrike is led by security veteran and former McAfee CTO George Kurtz. The company is one of Southern California's unicorn companies , worth more than $1 billion at its last funding. Irvine-based CrowdStrike , which develops endpoint protection software, said earlier this week that it has launched a new search engine for cybersecurity data, called CrowdStrike Falcon Search Engine.

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Startup Development


I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Embodied Gets Funding From Intel For Personal Robots


Embodied was co-founded by Paolo Pirjanian, the former CTO of iRobot and Professor Maja Mataric, a researcher in robotics and neuroscience at the University of Southern California. Pasadena-based Embodied , a new startup developer "affordable personal robots", has raised funding from Intel Capital. Size of the funding was not announced.

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Miigle Revisited | A SoCal Startup With a Global Mission

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We recently sat down with Luc Berlin, co-founder of Miigle, a SoCal startup that has an aggressive global mission to bring entrepreneurs together from around the world. So, essentially Miigle matches interests and skillsets. So, we are presenting an alternative solution.

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Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?


This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ll be curious to see if that bears up at our Los Angeles CTO Forum meeting tomorrow. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case).

Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April


Some great posts from April 2010 that talk to me in terms of being a CTO at a Startup. Redeye VC , April 13, 2010 Startup Development - SoCal CTO , April 23, 2010 Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

TiE Southern California's May Event.

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 -- TiE Southern California's May Event. Speakers include: Mr. Uday Kumar - Head, US Ops at Reliance MediaWorks; Mr. Basu Ghosh - CEO, Omnikron and CEO Basu's HomeStyle; Nick Wilson - CTO,; Jon Ham - CEO, Fitness on the Run. See PG=1521728182300andP=1521728191150788000andInfo.

Seven Great Startup CTO Posts so far in May


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. Not Betting on Flash , SoCal CTO , May 7, 2010 Why startups should not be betting on Flash as a delivery technology.

TiE SoCal

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 -- TiE SoCal. Join TiE Southern California as we shift locations to serve the entrepreneurs of the San Fernando Valley, at the Warner Center Marriott. Dr. Sandeep Gulati will be the featured keynote speaker, who is the Co-Founder and CTO of ViaLogy, founded in 1999 as a spin-off of NASA. Prior to joining ViaLogy, Dr. Gulati headed the Ultracomputing Technologies (UCT) Group at NASAs Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA.

Announcing The socalTECH 50, 2015 Edition


Who are the top 50 people to watch in Southern California? It's a thankless, unforgiving, made more difficult in that there are no repeats on this list from our prior two years (many were nominated), and our specific exclusion of serial entrepreneurs (who make up a big chunk of Southern California's startup activity), and our exclusion of the influencers from the venture capital, angel investing, and finance side of the industry, in addition to service providers.

Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX


Gradient X , the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire.

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Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf. Having been involved with eHarmony from its founding days as an acting CTO , it was interesting to hear how far theyve come. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.

Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. I personally believe that there are lots and lots of good developers working inside of organizations who would love to work on the interesting projects that we work on all the time, yet they arent out actively looking, so its almost impossible to find them.

StartupRoar Adds Personalized Subscriptions


Aggregage , the platform that powers StartupRoar has added a powerful personalization engine. That means that the site now allows users to sign-up and have their content personalized based on their interests.

Eight Repeat Entrepreneurs To Watch In SoCal


One complaint we sometimes hear from venture capitalists visiting Southern California for the first time, is the difficulty of finding experienced entrepreneurs and executives.

Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


If you think so, please let me know what they are Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

Silicon Beach Fest | Panels, Hackathons, and Much More!

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Ken Chung, Viddy , CTO. Darren Rush, Pose , CTO. Silicon Beach Fest will bring together the best in tech in southern california. The first ever Silicon Beach Hackathon will commence at 6pm at Cross Campus featuring CTO coaches from some of the top companies in LA.

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How Kaleo Is Tackling Enterprise Knowledge Sharing


Subsequently, I built another, similar company, which I sold to Sun Microsystems, and then started a B2B, online exchange with my current CTO, and sold that to IFILM, which was subsequently acquired by Viacom. Our seed investors were all, Southern California based investors. What's the biggest lesson you have learned so far, compared with those other companies? How has it been building an enterprise software company in Southern California?

Finding a Technical Cofounder for Your Startup


I've talked about that in lots of other posts, so you can visit some of these to help determine what you specifically need: Startup CTO or Developer Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything Key ingredients in the equation are: How complex is the system?

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Reflections on 2016: Kevin Winston, Digital LA


This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem. When we first started in 2012, panel programming focused on how to fund your startup, find a CTO, etc. This morning, we have Kevin Winston of Digital LA (, the organization which is LA's largest digital networking group and which is behind the Silicon Beach Fest, the first and largest tech, startup and entertainment conference in LA.

Leveraging Machine Learning and Data Science to Drive Business Results

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tony Karrer, Founder/CEO of TechEmpower and CTO of Aggregage Jon Morra, VP Data Science, ZEFR Jeong-Yoon Lee, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft These well-known technology executives will share an overview of cutting-edge technologies used in data science/machine learning and will provide multiple use cases on how the technologies are being implemented -- such as predictive data analytics, fraud detection, and computer vision/image recognition.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide


So, please take this in the spirit intended. Ask a few CTO type people. Or ask me Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions. It was a mobile app, so he ideally would find someone who had experience with mobile development or someone who could pick up a mobile framework.

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Interview with Bong Koh, LifeCrowd


It's a tough problem to solve, that experience of trying to find and discover new activities, especially in a market like Los Angeles and Southern California where there is so much to do outdoors, and there are so many types of facilities.

How Mobile Is Changing Oversee's Business, With Debra Domeyer


We've been a recognized innovation in Southern California, and we're now ramping our development of compelling consumer products, fueled by accelerator services. Debra Domeyer: I've got a good CTO, who knows the industry well, and is well networked.

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Map of VC Investments


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony.