Today we’re in conversation with Toby Cox who is the CTO of Dovetail.
Toby shares his advice for best practices for your MVP, how to identify a good fit when recruiting and building a strong engineering culture. We also hear his unique experiences in tech solutions and startups - from developing an app for Dreamworks, to being an Entrepreneur in Residence in the UK and to conducting due diligence on tech startups.
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01:14 - Toby’s passion for computers, people and Ruby on Rails
03:14 - Early days with Carnival.io
04:55 - Challenges when working with large organisations
07:54 - Three pieces of advice on MVPs for first-time founders
09:15 - Toby’s experience as an Entrepreneur in Residence
11:13 - The pro of working within a corporate’s startup function and similarities in Dovetail
12:58 - Work life balance and why you should give yourself head space
16:11 - What Toby thinks about when doing due diligence on a startup
17:41 - Recruitment process tips for technical jobs
21:10 - What is a common issue in startups that can’t be fixed?
22:27 - Key advice for smaller tech startups
25:33 - What Toby envisions for the AUS/NZ startup scene