Portable CTO

Technology Solutions for Early Stage Startups



My name is Karl Hughes, and I've spent the past 7 years partnering with non-technical founders to build software and teams for early stage startups.

Sometimes this means building custom software from the ground up, but often, I simply point founders in the direction of the resources and people they need to get off the ground.

Lean MVPs
If you're a founder who needs to find product-market fit, but you're not sure if you're ready to hire a full-time developer, I can help you set up a minimal viable product.

Team Building
If you know you need an engineer, but you're not sure how to find the right one, I can give you a framework for hiring and onboarding your first technical team members.

Product Development Process
When you've outgrown your MVP and you're ready to build your own in-house software, we can work together to set up the right tools, frameworks, and processes that will make your developers successful.