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Today, I’m going to answer a question from Cedric, a startup founder who is about to outsource the development of the first version of his product. His question is: “A web agency proposed to build my app in exchange for equity, should I go with it?” This has become a regularly asked question, and I have my own personal take on it. But if like Cedric, you want to associate with an agency or a developer, here are my recommendations.
The freelancer Moctar hired to develop the first version is not available anymore, so Moctar needs to switch to another freelancer or build his own team. His question is: “We need to switch from one technical team to another, where should we start?” To answer Moctar’s question, I’ve created a list of things you should ask a leaving developer.
Fabrice’s business is already doing very well. He is playing with acquisition costs and optimizing each section’s return on investment. Having raised a few hundred thousands, he wants and needs to accelerate product development.
Today I’m going to answer a question from Julian who is working on a mobile app with a geo-location feature. His question is: how should I review a software development proposal? Julian has already written a detailed description of the app that he wants to develop. He is about to invest a big chunk of his first investments and he doesn’t want to make the wrong decision. So, let’s talk about what I recommend to Julian to review by going through the classical proposal structure.
Today I’ll be answering a question from Virginie who is working on the second version of her Web platform. Her question is: Is it possible to fully own the source code developed by a provider? Asking someone to develop an application without having access to the source code is like building a house on a land that does not belong to you yet. I’ve seen those kinds of projects whose owners run into conflict with providers just because of this exact situation. Here are my recommendations to avoid making this critical startup mistake.
Today, I’m going to answer a question from Jean-Charles who is working on a Web platform project. His question is: what risks are there for my startup when working with a freelancer? In order to answer Jean-Charles’s question, let’s break down what the advantages and the risks are when working with a freelancer.
Marine is about to launch a peer-to-peer marketplace on a specific niche. She has already gained some followers who are looking forward to her project, and she needs to convince a startup incubator and grant organization to back it.
Teaming up with someone new is an exciting period of a project, but it needs to be done the right way to make sure you build a strong team with the same vision. In today’s video, I share with you the process I recommend when you’re considering becoming an associate of someone new for your project.
Today, I’m going to answer a question from Tatiana, the founder of PrimeTarget, a SaaS platform that helps business owners decide the best countries to market their product to. Her question is: how do I write a job description for my developer? Well, before you move on to writing a job description, make sure you’ve already decided on some key details of your project.
Today I answer a question from Amr of The Affiliate Dream Plugin (TAD) about the best languages to use to develop his project. This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from non-technical founders.
Developer and founder of Agilidee, Benoit Gantaume, shares his point of view about the startup founder mindset so you can work more effectively with your provider or developer.
This week, I got a question from Virginie, the founder of Terre de Vrai: “What tool can I use to teach online to my community?” So to explain some of the different solutions available when it comes to building a private teaching system or LMS, I created this AskMyCTO video.
I answer a question from Sara of TrendyWork, a question which has also been asked to me several times in the past by project owners who were working on peer-to-peer platforms or marketplace startups like Airbnb and Booking.com.
Today, I will answer a question from Virginie of Beforgo, a French startup that uses an innovative approach to finding the right travel agency based on a person’s desires, feelings and emotions.
In this video, I’m going to answer a classical question: how do you convince a CTO to work with you?