Why startups should not offshore software development

  1. top choice — code it yourself: if you can, code it.
  2. get a tech co-founder
  3. hire a permanent in-house developer
  4. hire a contractor
  5. hire a remote developer(s) (or small agency) in the UK
  6. hire a remote developer(s) (or small agency) in Europe
  7. hire half way around the world
  1. Long standing relationship — if you have a longstanding relationship with the outsource partner, you may be able to pull it off through your excellent established communications
  2. Fly away — you could go and move to the remote location for the initial development and base yourself with the developer(s)
  3. Partial outsourcing — As mentioned earlier, there may be packages or aspects of the development that can be outsourced by your in-house developer such as writing rules and algorithms that slot into an established architecture
  4. Lucky — you could just get lucky

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Interim CTO, advisor and mentor (recovering startup founder)

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