Working in a coporporate environment for pretty much most of my career, I am being interviewed for a CTO position for a startup. Currently, I am managing a team bigger that the team I will be responsible for, if I get and accept the CTO position (CTO is responsible for a team of 15). I have learned about start-up life mainly through books and blogs due to my continuous thought of wanting to establish my own business one day. However, I have no first hand experience in this environment. This is totally new to me, and I do not know what I do not know. Therefore, tapping into the experience of those whom has been in similiar situation, I want to clarify as much as possible before I accept this position (final interview is around the corner). It is a 7-year old FinTech company, about to qualify for Series-C funding.
- What points I should clarify?
- What red flags I should watch out for?
- If you had worked as a CTO in similar environment, what things you wish you had known before you took the role?
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