Startup Founder / CTO / CPO / Tech Consultant
Now working with early stage startups and investors.
At A Glance
Early stage startup with no technical founder? I can support you put in place a the right technical strategy and team - we can work out whether No Code, in-house or outsourced works for you, and get you off to a good start.
Tech Problem Solving
My last two decades have been spent solving hard technical and product problems, spanning full stack web and mobile dev, integrations, payments and data - requiring organisational and design solutions as well as tech.
I've spent 15 years on both sides of the due diligence fence, most recently receiving stellar marks from Crosslake. I can due diligence new investments and support M&A for portfolio companies.
I'm interested in short term and multi-month engagements, from mentoring through project work to Non Exec Director roles - if I can genuinely help. Let's chat and find out.
How Can I Help?
I founded Jumpstart.tech to use my 20+ years of tech startup Founder, Engineering, Product, Design and Presales experience to help early stage tech startups on their journey.
I can help with:
Mentoring, support and advice for tech startups - working with you to determine what to build, how to build it, who to build it with as an advisor or as a hands on CTO/CPO. Extensive experience in data (GDPR), payments (PCI DSS, EMV), accessibility (WCAG), user experience, test strategies etc that you can tap into as required.
Solving hard technical problems, in collaboration with existing teams or delivering functional solutions you can run with in a sustainable way. This could mean helping set core strategic direction, but equally could mean shielding your teams from nasty legacy - I've done my fair share of trawling through spaghetti code, wrapping in a test harness before tidying and documenting.
Helping non-technical teams bootstrap proof-of-concepts and Minimum Viable Products - working out the right way to get what you need now with the right strategic direction for the future. I'm not wedded to a particular solution - maybe No Code makes sense for your team, maybe you need a particular stack - we'll work it out.
Investor and M&A due diligence on tech companies, from someone who has been through it many times and come out with flying colours. I have a process built up from both sides of the fence I can apply with any tech company.
Pragmatic, cost-effective and maintainable solutions are absolutely key - I won't turn up, propose the latest sexy framework I haven't used yet then leave you to discover its shortcomings. As a Founder of tech startups, VC funded and bootstrapped, I understand the many problems you are balancing - cash, equity, product/market alignment, growth etc - and can help you solve them in a flexible way that works for your company.