Fractional CTO

Whether you're looking for strategic oversight, technical expertise or leadership our Fractional CTO service drives value from within your business at a fraction of the cost of a full-time CTO.

Creating a digital product for your startup or business can feel like a daunting process. With an abundance of new and exciting technologies and a multitude of approaches, stakeholders and agencies the whole landscape can feel overwhelming.

A full-time CTO can be an expensive addition to your team, but with our Fractional CTO Service you get the guidance and support you need from our expert team for a fraction of the cost.

Our Fractional CTO will guide you through this technical landscape, providing the technical expertise and leadership you need to create a technology strategy that provides direct value to your business. 

Our commercially-focused CTOs have experience across a multitude of fields, and can take on the full spectrum of CTO services.

Do I need a Fractional CTO for my Startup?

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, having a visionary at the helm of your technology strategy is not just a luxury—it's a necessity. For startups navigating the intricate world of AI, GPT, APIs and apps a Fractional CTO can be the guiding star

Whether you're building innovative digital products, streamlining your tech operations, or scaling your business, a Fractional CTO brings a wealth of experience and expertise at a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive. 

They not only drive technological innovation but also align it with your business goals to propel your startup forward. With their strategic oversight, you can make informed decisions, manage resources effectively, and stay ahead of the curve in the competitive market.

So, if you're aiming to transform your startup into a tech-savvy, market-leading enterprise, the answer is clear: a Fractional CTO is not just beneficial; it's essential for your journey ahead.

Here's what our Fractional CTOs can do to accelerate your startup

Our years of CTO experience across startups and large organisations provides the support and perspective you need to drive your business forward cost-effectively

Crisis Management and Problem Solving

We’re on hand at a moment’s notice to provide expert guidance in resolving critical technology issues, ensuring minimal disruption to business operations.

Market Trend Analysis and Opportunity Identification

To stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, our Fractional CTOs will advise on potential opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage

Budget and Resource Management

A close eye on technology budgets and resources will ensure an optimal allocation for maximum return on investment and operational efficiency.

Product Development and Oversight

We’ll oversee the development, launch and success of bespoke software and apps, ensuring alignment with market needs and quality standards.

Vendor and Stakeholder Management

Our experienced CTOs will help manage relationships with technology vendors and stakeholders, representing technology initiatives to investors and external parties as necessary.

Risk Management and Cybersecurity

We’ll ensure robust cybersecurity measures are in place to protect business data and systems, identifying and mitigating technological risks and ensuring compliance with UK & EU GDPR, the Data Protection Act and upcoming ePrivacy regulations.

Innovation and Value Creation

We drive innovation in your business using technology to increase company value, focusing on online and digital initiatives to enhance business operations and customer experience

Leadership and Team Guidance

Our leadership and mentorship for your in-house or offshore tech teams will foster a culture of innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness - across the whole business.

Strategic Technology Planning and Accountability

We’ll develop and implement a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with your business goals. Responsible for all technology-related decisions, overseeing technology teams and supplier relationships.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Fractional CTO

What's the difference between CTO as a Service and a Fractional CTO?

CTO-as-a-Service typically refers to a broader range of services provided by an external provider or a team, including both strategic and operational technology support. It can encompass everything from IT infrastructure management to software development oversight. A Fractional CTO, on the other hand, primarily focuses on providing strategic leadership and high-level guidance, tailored to the specific needs of the business.

When working alongside Foresight Mobile a Fractional CTO has access to all of the roles available to a full-service digital agency, such as QA, designers and Product Managers. As a result, hiring through Foresight can bring with it a vast array of skillsets at rates not normally available to freelance Fractional CTOs.

Why is a Fractional CTO more efficient than a full-time CTO?

Our Fractional CTOs offer a cost-effective solution for companies not requiring or unable to afford a full-time CTO. They bring specialised expertise, industry insights, and leadership on a flexible basis, aligning with the company's specific needs and budget. This efficiency is particularly beneficial for startups and SMEs looking for high-level tech guidance without the commitment of a full-time executive salary.

What's the difference between an Interim CTO and Fractional CTO?

An Interim CTO typically fills a temporary vacancy, often during a period of transition or until a permanent CTO is hired. In contrast, a Fractional CTO provides ongoing strategic leadership in a part-time or consultative role. They offer their expertise for a fraction of their time, making them ideal for startups or smaller businesses that need CTO services without the cost of a full-time CTO. Both Fractional and Interim CTOs are available through Foresight Mobile.

Can a Fractional CTO work remotely?

Of course! A Fractional CTO can work very well remotely, and our London customers can see significant cost savings when compared with staff based in the capital. This flexibility allows businesses to tap into top-tier tech leadership without geographical limitations. Remote Fractional CTOs can effectively manage technology strategies, lead remote tech teams, and communicate with stakeholders through digital platforms that don’t require face-to-face meetings.

Why do I need a CTO?

A CTO is crucial for any business looking to leverage technology for growth and efficiency. We bring a strategic vision for using technology to improve products and services, optimise operations, and stay competitive. Our CTOs ensure that your technology investments align with your business goals, provide expertise in product development and innovation, and guide the company through technological challenges.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a CTO?

Our Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) play a pivotal role in steering the technological direction of your company. This includes overseeing the research and development of new technologies, managing internal and external tech teams, and ensuring the company's technology strategy aligns with its business goals.

Our Fractional CTO will help with high-level product and infrastructure decisions, staying ahead of technology trends, and ensuring the cybersecurity and technological health of the organisation.

How much does a fractional CTO cost?

Our Fractional CTOs can range from £95 to £250 per hour depending upon experience. Like a good accountant however, a good CTO will save a business more than they charge in fees.

The level of engagement a Fractional CTO requires can vary between projects, but around 10-15% of the total development costs is pretty typical. As the size of your internal team grows these percentages generally come down as the CTO becomes more of an advisor and consultant, rather than handling the day-to-day aspects of building your service.


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