CTO as a Service

Access Expert Tech Leadership On Demand

Get a cost-effective solution for your business and access world-class CTO-level expertise, strategic direction, and technology leadership without the long-term commitment of hiring a full-time CTO.

CTO as Service

CTO as a Service – What is it?

CTO as a Service (CTOaaS) is a relatively new concept in which companies can benefit from the experience and advice of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) without the need to hire a full-time CTO. It is a flexible structure in which organizations can gain access to the technical and strategic expertise of a CTO on a part-time or contractual, or project basis.

CTOaaS is typically offered by experienced on-demand CTOs who work for multiple companies simultaneously or by offshore service providers.


What Do CTOs On-Demand Do?

Similar to an in-house Chief Technology Officer, an on-demand CTO also works towards ensuring the technical aspects of a business are running smoothly.

Product and Process Evaluation

Help to evaluate your current or future software development processes to ensure high quality and efficiency. Also, work on implementing a product development process.

Technology Strategy and Planning

Creating and aligning technology strategies with company goals, recognizing opportunities, and making technology adoption and implementation recommendations.


System Architecture and Design

Assist with the planning, designing, and implementation of secure, efficient, and scalable systems architecture, ensuring their reliability and safety.


Team Management

Assisting with organizing teams, hiring new members, and providing guidance to cultivate a skilled technical team.


Vendor Management

Assessing and choosing technology providers, as well as handling interactions with external collaborators.

Keep Evolving

Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices, and keep up with emerging technologies to offer guidance.

CTOaaS for Startups

Who Can Benefit from CTOaaS?

Any organization or individual seeking technology leadership, guidance, and expertise without the commitment and cost associated with hiring a full-time CTO can take advantage of CTO as a Service. Especially:

  • Startups, especially those in their early stages, need help facing technology challenges, making informed decisions, and developing scalable technology strategies.
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have limited resources or require temporary technological oversight.
  • Fast-growing businesses experiencing rapid expansion to support their evolving technology needs and adapt to changing demands.
  • Companies undergoing Digital Transformation and in need of identifying and implementing the right technologies develop digital strategies, etc.

Why Hire On-Demand CTOs from Technext?

With a proven track record of 10 years in the tech industry and a portfolio of successful global software products, Technext experts offer the knowledge and experience needed to drive your technology strategies forward. Our on-demand CTO service comes with many added perks:


Getting started is a piece of cake

  • 1 to 3 Week onboarding time.
  • No complex paperwork is required.
  • Flexible terms.

Access to Networks and Resources

  • Have access to a talented in-house team.
  • Part of the global startup ecosystem.
  • Has access to specialized talent.

Capable of Adapting to any Situation

  • Able to start from zero.
  • Can take a messy project and make it technically sound.

Flexible Engagement Models

Technext has tailored engagement models to match your needs and save you time, money & effort. Whether you need full-time tech leaders or a fractional CTO, we’ve got you covered.



If you’re in the early stages of product ideation and gathering technical requirements, a fractional CTO can assist you.



If you’re in the early stages of product ideation and gathering technical requirements, a fractional CTO can assist you.


If you have started product development or your full-time CTO is no longer with you, a full-time interim CTO can help.

Some of Our Recent Works


Investment Firm Management Solution

Advanced financial management solution empowering a UK-based finance Firm. Technext developed a new database, API, web portal, mobile app and more.
Investment Firm Management Solution

No-Code Solution for the Travel Industry

A no-code platform that allows people to create their own online travel booking brand without worrying about managing complex technology.
No-Code Solution for the Travel Industry
CRM | Marketing

Project Management & CRM Software

Custom-made CRM and project management solution, driving growth at an Austin, Texas marketing firm. Technext managed full-stack development.
Project Management & CRM Software
marketplace platform | Event

Marketplace platform for Event-Related Services

An Upwork-like marketplace platform custom-made to meet the unique needs of the events industry. Technext managed the end-to-end development.
Marketplace platform for Event-Related Services

Fun-Learning Ed-Tech Platform

Berlin-based ed-tech platform offering live online coding courses for kids and teens. Developed by Technext with the goal that children have fun while learning.
Fun-Learning Ed-Tech Platform
AI | professional development

AI-Powered Resume Builder & CV Scorer

Comprehensive solution for a Canadian career counseling and transition services company featuring an AI-powered resume builder, CV scorer, and learning platform.
AI-Powered Resume Builder & CV Scorer for Graduates

What Our Partners Say

From startups to enterprises, our clients have had a positive experience working with us, and we are proud to share their feedback.


I’ve worked with Technext on a variety of projects over the last year. Their UI/React experience is top notch (google Falcon React for an example). Their backend/nodejs knowledge is also very good. Everything we’ve done has been hosted on AWS. I’m a developer myself, so I’m very particular about the way things get built – and Technext listens to me. I’ve enjoyed working with each and every developer I’ve worked with from technext (I’m up to 7 from various projects!). They’re all smart, curious, hard-working, kind, and generous.

Patrick Foley
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Precision Countertops

I have been using Technext for 3 months now for our web development implementation and have been thoroughly impressed with their knowledge, communication and delivery to date. They have always been very transparent, realistic and professional in all of our dealings. After being let down in the past by developers/tech teams I am so happy we trusted Technext to build our system, cannot fault them in any area!

Fahim Sajid
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Ironclad Investment

The Technext team has provided excellent support for both UX/UI & front-end development for all of my businesses. I like the guys because they are always available for you when needed. I love working with them very much; they are very flexible and knowledgeable. They give daily updates and come up with better solutions in every situation.

Pravin Kamble
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XeniApp Inc.

Technext created a project dashboard and CRM for an advertising and marketing company. Technext accomplished each project phase within the predetermined milestones. They efficiently addressed and resolved critical bugs, ensuring all issues were resolved within 24 hours of being reported. The team actively engaged in meetings and consistently offered updates on the project’s status.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If the information you seek is not available in the FAQ section, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We will be delighted to assist you with your inquiries.

CTO as a service for startups refers to the practice of outsourcing the chief technology officer (CTO) role to a third-party vendor or consultancy. It offers startups access to the expertise and guidance of experienced CTOs on a part-time, project-based, or fractional basis, without the need for a full-time in-house CTO.

CTO as a Service can be highly beneficial for startups, especially if you are a non-technical founder and need technical advice.

Employing a full-time Chief Technology Officer (CTO) may not be feasible or even necessary in the early stages of a startup when the main focus is on product development and market validation. On top of that, the responsibility of a CTO at the early stage usually remains limited and can be done by a virtual on-demand CTO.

CTO as a Service presents an opportunity for startups to obtain strategic guidance and technical leadership from seasoned CTOs without the expense and long-term commitment of a full-time hire.

Yes, it is possible to outsource the role of a chief technology officer (CTO). Several companies offer CTO outsourcing services, providing qualified professionals on a project or contract basis. Technext is one of those companies.

The outsourced CTOs mainly provide strategic advice, lead technology initiatives, and oversee the technical aspects of a business. But they may take over the complete development process and act like a full-time CTO if you can trust that person to lead your tech side.

Outsourcing a CTO can be a practical option for organizations that do not require a full-time in-house CTO or need access to specialized expertise on a temporary basis. This approach allows companies to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of a CTO without committing to a long-term contract or incurring high costs.

It is entirely feasible to hire a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) from another country who can work remotely. This type of CTO is referred to as a virtual CTO.

Thanks to the advancements in technology and remote work capabilities, geographical barriers are no longer a hindrance when it comes to recruiting top talent. Numerous companies and organizations have embraced the idea of remote teams and distributed workforces, even for leadership positions such as the CTO.