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I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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Startup CTO Resources

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

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. Radovancevich was most recently CTO of Centro, and also served as CTo of Taleo. openx executive chief technology officer michael radovancevich

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. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

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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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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

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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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I 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. I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. What technology research is required?

Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

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. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I've organized the LA CTO Forum (a private group of 150+ CTOs in Los Angeles) for 10+ years.

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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? Maybe you are trying to determine what technologies might apply that you should be evaluating.

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Western Digital Names New CTO

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Irvine-based Western Digital announced this morning that it has named Martin Fink as its new Chief Technology Officer. Fink was most recently CTO and director of HP Labs at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Campbell had only been CTO since November of 2015. He had spent 30 years at HP and HPE. Fink replaces Steven Campbell, who Western Digital said will be departing the company to "pursue other opportunities". READ MORE>>.

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Insights and Opinions: Turbo-charging your CTO

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we share an article by John Shiple , who provides technology consulting to CEOs, helps outline some of the key things startup (and other) CEOs ought to know in dealing with their CTO. Start at the top  with the CEO and CTO

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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 Los Angeles-based online invitation site Evite , which i owned by Liberty Interactive, has hired on former Amgen IT director Perry Evoniuk.

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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. We'll discuss current trends in technology with in the entertainment industry. Arts & Entertainment Events Science & Technology CTO RoundTable Disney Disney interactive Media Group IT Talent Search Lionsgate Microsoft Sony Sony Pictures Universal Music Group

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Gamzee Snags Scholz As CTO

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , the HTML5 game development firm headed by Activision co-founder Howard Marks, has made a high profile hire, saying Monday night that it has hired on Michael Scholz as its CTO.

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Qualcomm Sets New CTO

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Thompson, the company's Executive Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has been named its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Current CTO Matt Grob, who also serves as EVP Qualcomm Technologies, will become Executive Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Thompson has led Qualcomm Technologies' engineering efforts since 2004. San Diego-based Qualcomm announced today that it Dr. James H.

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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. Still, I believe I’m offering an accurate representation of the ideal configuration of the main technology leaders. CTO’s max out at about 3.

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. Leads360 develops software which is used to help manage sales leads for companies. READ MORE>>.

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. We went over highlights of her Xerox tenure, her outlook on key technology trends for 2017 and beyond—the Internet of Everything, cognitive computing, healthcare IT, and cybersecurity chief among them—and her own plans for the future.

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. Lim was most recently SVP of Product Engineering at Sony Network Entertainment International, heading up that company''s team which provided client and service engineering for the PlayStation Store on the web, PS3 and PS4.

AirMap Sets CTO

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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. Rubio was most recently CTO of HERE, a mapping company focused on self driving cars. He also served at NEC Technologies, among other positions. airmap drone mapping airspace daniel rubio chief technology officer executive

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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. Likely the effective hourly rate as an equity-only CTO Advisor is pretty low.

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

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Utilizing technological innovations spun out of the renowned MIT Media Labs and visual artistry by GMUNK , TrueCar is melding the company’s data analysis and visualization abilities with new, entertainment technology. Truly a sight to see, TrueCar brings L.E.D.

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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.

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. Prevoty is led by Julien Bellanger, and is backed by US Venture Partners, Plus Capital, Double M Capital, Core Ventures Group, Inventures Group, Daher Capital, Digi Venture Fund and Karlin Ventures.

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The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon

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Wearable World today announced the addition of several key partners to the wearable technology hackathon to be held on an upcoming American Airlines transcontinental flight. “We’ve The post The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon appeared first on TechZulu.

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. adconion sullivan executive chief technology officer engineering everbridge

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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

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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. He's also led significant technology projects for a very impressive list of companies including Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, HP, Sun, and the list goes on.

BlackLine Names CTO

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Los Angeles-based BlackLine , which develops financial balance sheet and account reconciliation software-as-a-service, continued to expand out its executive team, saying today that it has named Justin Newton as its Chief Technology Officer.Newton was previously EVP, IT Operations, at Demand Media, and also was Senior Vice President, Voice and Bradband, at United Online. BlackLine said Newton will be responsible for technology direction on its software.

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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. Achates Power is venture backed by Sequoia Capital Partners, Rockport Capital Partners, Madrone Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. READ MORE>>.

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How to Choose a Smart Home Hub (+ Infographic)

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Technology companies such as Apple and Google are attempting to create some sort of unifying operating system for the smart home, producing HomeKit and Brillo/Weave, respectively, but the competitive nature of these companies means the dream of universal operability is likely just that—a dream.

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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. OnGreen operates an online marketplace which allows companies to find investors for their clean technology projects and businesses.

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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. Lu is based in Singapore, and has previously served at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech).

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Media Temple Names COO, CTO

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Los Angeles-based web hosting and cloud services firm Media Temple has tapped two technology vets as President and COO, and Chief Technology Officer, the company announced this morning. Reeder as its President and COO, and Albert Lopez as CTO.

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For those who may be unfamiliar Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. Fashion and technology meet in style at Techweek’s FashionTECH Runway show.

Medsphere Names CTO

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Chang as its Chief Technology Officer. Chang was most recently CTO at Advent Software, where she had run the firm's technology operations for the past 19 years. Medsphere is venture backed by Azure Capital Partners, Epic Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, and Western Technology Investment. Carlsbad-based Medsphere , the developer of electronic health records systems, said today that it has named Lily S.

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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. According to Teledyne, he will be replaced by Edwin Roks, who will become Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January.

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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. Padua was most recently Chief Revenue Officer at AppsFreedom, and has been at Intellectsoft for the last three years. Soroka was previously Vice President of Development Operations at Toluna, and also spent 16 years at IBM in Israel.

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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. Triton Digital said that Gadoury will lead the entire company''s technology strategy and vision.

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