There are several reasons why you might want to engage the services of CTO as a Service (CaaS). These include:
- You are a person who has a great idea for an app, but you have no idea how to implement it. You need someone who will help design the architecture of the app and will make sure that it gets built to your satisfaction.
- You are an early-stage startup, and you realize that you need someone on your side to make sure that the low-cost development shop that you hired is doing what you need.
- You are an early-stage startup and you need help in building and mentoring an IT team.
- You are a startup that is going for more investment, but you need to show the investors that you have someone with a ton of experience who will be assisting you. Investors feel more comfortable parting with their money if they know that there is is an experienced person guiding the technical direction.
- You have received an app back from an offshore development shop, and you are not satisfied with what they delivered and you need to get it fixed.
- You are a mature company or a mid/late-stage startup and you want a third-party to come in and evaluate your platform.
One of the nice things about CaaS is that you can use us as little or as much as you want. Need us for 1 hour a week to meet with your development team? That’s fine. Need us for 10 hours a week to run the IT team? That’s perfect too. Need us for a solid 2-week engagement to evaluate your existing platform? Great! We can fit within your budget, and you do not have to commit to a 40-hour week like you would have to with a major consulting company.
The initial one-hour meeting, which is free of charge, might involve grabbing a cup of coffee somewhere in New York City, and discussing your needs and why you would need the services of CaaS. If you are outside of NYC, then we can set up a video conference.
One of the things that you might want to have prepared is a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for CaaS to sign. This way, we can have a frank discussion, and you can talk freely about your product without being concerned about confidentiality.
After the initial meeting, if you express the desire to retain CaaS, we will draw up a statement of work for both of us to sign. This will detail the exact responsibilities for both parties during the course of the work. We will also detail what deliverables will be handed off to you at the end of the work.