CTO search · Startups

What is the best place / way to find a tech CTO for a start up?

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 6th, 2016

I have hard time trying to find a tech CTO for my start-up (maybe co-founder). Better be located in Seattle area so we can meet time to time. I do not have connections in the developers community.

Any suggestions or references to people or online resources are appreciated.

Thanks,
Stan

C J Information Architect with eCommerce, Business Transformation & Business Acceleration Expertise

November 6th, 2016

Use your linkedin Stan. You have contacts like Max Ciccotosto in your network and they do have direct links with the  tech community!

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 6th, 2016

I will contact Max. Thanks.

Carole Bennett Full Stack IT Professional | Dallas Director, Women Who Code | Advisory Board, The Iron Yard Dallas

November 7th, 2016

Also consider attending tech meetups in your area, and reach out to the organizers. Quite often they're familiar with at least 2-3 people that may fit the bill. Before you do that, though, be very clear about the responsibilities and attributes you're looking for in a CTO.

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 7th, 2016

Good idea. Appreciate it.

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 7th, 2016

Hi Gregorio,
I'm just trying to continue development of the reverd.com
Looking for US based CTO.
What is your start up experience? How the CTO should be reimbursed when there is no budget? The only option I see is equity? - is that correct..
thanks

C J Information Architect with eCommerce, Business Transformation & Business Acceleration Expertise

November 7th, 2016

It seems that you are trying to reverse engineer the DND list. DND list is to add your number and prevent it from the marketing calls where as you are trying to create local block list to avoid unwanted calls. In this case CTO should be re-imbursed with some equity. Other than that company shall find a way to monetize the offerings. 

C J Information Architect with eCommerce, Business Transformation & Business Acceleration Expertise

November 7th, 2016

How far you are from a MVP or a minimum viable product? Do you want release this on Android and iOS both or on a single platform to verify the concept? How easy it is to bring in non US based techie as a CTO? Project like this would require more than a resource. May be a UX guy to come onboard as the main designer. Do you have a preffered number when it comes to equity share (to be released for the new resources)?

Rob G

November 7th, 2016

Stan, there are several threads on this same subject already on FD. take a look at those.  you need to build connections in the local tech community - meetup is a good place to start.  don't take shortcuts. 

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 7th, 2016

Will do. Thanks. 
I got it "just get moving"... Agree

Stan Zhekov CEO, Reverd.com

November 7th, 2016

Not exactly. DNC registry does not help much since the scammers are ignoring it. We create a hub so that everyone with a cell phone can report a harassing call (any kind not only marketing). Once reviewed and added to the community complaints database the reported numbers will be blocked on all phones using our app and subscribed for updates. Thus everyone is protecting everybody by reporting harassing calls. The protection is not limited by geographical or political borders (as is DNC).