What kind of CTO do you need?

Fractional CTO Oshri Cohen joins me to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.

Oshri Cohen is a fractional CTO with a diverse background, currently working with four companies. He joins me on the show to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.

In this episode:

  • The four phases of the CTO role
  • How often can the same person satisfy the needs of all four phases? (Spoiler: Very rarely)
  • How often can a founding CTO succeed in all four phases?
  • A good CTO focuses on his or her strengths, and hires out the rest
  • What lead Oshri to start as a fCTO
  • Why many, perhaps most, early-stage startups don’t need a full-time CTO
  • Why a development agency is like a mischievous genie
  • Why developers love working with a fCTO
  • What could you do with the 150k you’d save by hiring a fCTO instead of a full-time CTO?
  • Tips for becoming an fCTO yourself
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