Does CTO As A Service works ?

Luiz Souza Business Developer & Founder

July 10th, 2018

I´ve seem some inicitives as such attempting to fill the team´s gap for non-technical founders startups. Does anyone here has a experience to share ?

Mckean Nowlin Economist turned Entrepreneur.

July 13th, 2018

I've been looking for a technical cofounder and as a non-tech person I've had a hard time doing so.

Harsh Murari Looking for co-founder with Sales/Biz Dev/Growth hacking experience

July 14th, 2018

If your startup is more than just a technical product, then CTO as a Service makes sense. CTO as a Service would provide you with right technical stack, how to get it implemented quickly, and how to scale it when needed. Of course, they would probably be more expensive and won't work on sweat equity etc.

For startups where your product itself is the business, it would make sense to have a technical co-founder CTO, who can build the right technical team for the product.

Yash Agarwal CTO-as-a-Sevice | CTO @worthnetwork.io | Tech Lead Logiquids | Tech advisor | IIT Bombay

October 31st, 2019

Yes, It works very well typically where the core business is not the technology itself.

I have recently started a company and currently working with a US-based startup under a similar model.

Me and my co-founder interviewed multiple investors, founders, and advisors to understand current pain points of non-technical founders and have devised a robust business model to simplify the whole process and leave no bumps in case they want to transition from an outsourced team to an in-house team or even pivot their idea and start afresh.

Some Geek .

July 13th, 2018

It depends on what you try to achieve. If technology is of strategic importance to your idea, I see such a model very critical due to the inherent lack of alignment and the non-technical founder‘s incapacity to properly evaluate the quality of the deliverables.

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

July 13th, 2018

This business does exist already, and people use it, but one of the challenges is that most consultancies like this are operating to keep themselves necessary. What the company utilizing the service needs is typically more temporary support with a transition plan to become self-sufficient. That is hard to find.