Co-Founder & CTO (f/m/d)

Co-Founder & CTO (f/m/d)

locationVienna, Austria
remotePartly remote
PublishedPublished: 17.6.2022
Full time
€41,000 to €50,000 per year

As the CTO, you are the one crafting the tech strategy for your startup, in charge of setting up and managing the development team as well as getting your hands dirty to build the product. It all starts with you!


trive is a startup studio rethinking the building blocks of how people live, work and move in the future. Our team invests time, experience and money in impactful & relevant ideas and enables movers & shakers around the world to pursue their passions. What is a startup studio? If you don’t know, read our blog.


You will launch, build and lead one of our next ventures. This will be YOUR company to run autonomously, but we’ve designed a program that gives you the best chance of success. We will provide you with a vetted business idea, introduce you to several talented professional co-founders, and fund you with € 500k of pre-seed investment. We’ll then provide you with the right guidance, playbooks and processes to build the product and grow the company. You will also become part of an active community of entrepreneurs in our portfolio who are tackling similar challenges in other industries.

Furthermore as a CTO & Co-Founder you will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing all aspects of Engineering, including technical strategy, technology blueprint, and best practices & technology stacks
  • Managing the end to end technology execution. Ensuring consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development, quality assurance, and maintenance. Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Delivering the MVP (prototype), enabling us to start serving our early customers


We are looking for CTO co-founders to launch and lead highly ambitious companies. While we work with talented founders of all backgrounds and levels of experience, we will be particularly impressed by people who display the following traits:

  • Huge ambition to build a high-growth company
  • Leadership and communication ability
  • Vision and strong beliefs about the future
  • Have worked on a diverse set of full-stack technologies including experience with web, mobile, data and infrastructure
  • A proven track record of taking ideas and bringing them to life
  • Have a high degree of user empathy and actively seeks to test, learn and iterate based on user feedback
  • Thrive in uncertainty - ideally in an agency business and/or startup environment
  • Knowledge of a range of current cross-platform product development frameworks
  • Appetite for experimenting with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity
  • Willingness to join the startup rollercoaster


  • Business Idea. We provide you with a thoroughly researched business idea and business model with a high probability of success, assuming effective execution.
  • Expertise. We kickstart your company by supporting you with people power in Marketing, People, Finance, etc. so that you are enabled to go further and faster.
  • Unfair advantages. We increase your chance of success by supporting you with up to € 500k of pre-seed funding.
  • Real Ownership. A fair share in our venture to ensure that we are real “co-founders” and your voice is heard throughout the journey.

Apply to find your future team and be a part of our community of talents!


  • We would love to hear from you! Make sure to include your CV and/or LinkedIn. No motivation letter required (we also dislike them!) but let us know briefly about what type of industries/topics are interesting for you
  • The expected salary for this role is EUR 3.000 gross monthly. Please note, founders should not be incentivised by the salary but by the substantial shares in the company.
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Please note that for this position we only accept applicants with a valid working permit in the EU.

Years of experience

  • Senior

Salary range

  • €41,000 to €50,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

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