The ESSENCE of the CTO role in different size companies


Fom my experience of working with hundreds of startups, scaleups, large and small enterprises for over a decade:

1️⃣ Startup with under 10 engineers:
Build Proof of Concept or Minimum Viable Product.

2️⃣ Scaleup with 10-50 engineers:
Deliver product on time, on budget.

3️⃣ Small Enterprise with 100-300 engineers:
Scale production whilst maintaining speed and quality.

4️⃣ Corporate/Large Enterprise with 500+ engineers:
Tech R&D, technology vision 5-10 years into the future.

Now this doesn't mean that there aren't variations.

I have actually identified 7 different types of CTO roles which I'll explain in depth on an upcoming Udemy course.

But if we look strictly at the startup CTO role evolution, this is what I have observed time and time again.

What is your experience of how the CTO's role changes as the company grows?

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Adelina Chalmers a.k.a The Geek Whisperer

Helps Engineers who are Leaders (CEO/ CTO/ VP) get buy-in from their peers/teams/investors by transforming Communication techniques into Algorithms