CTO as a service

We help non-technical founders

get started on their product.

Hidden Founders is a group of developers, product hackers, and startup enthusiasts, who build your Tech Product on a bootstrap-friendly payment plan.

Together with the other selected startups on the batch, you get to build your Minimum Viable Product with an experienced tech team on a tailored leasing contract. You can get started with a 14% down payment while the remaining sum is spread over 18 monthly installments. And since we wouldn’t want you to keep funding something once you’ve decided it’s not getting the traction you expected, you only commit to 6 months out of the 18 months.
To fully share the risk and the reward, we ask for a 3% stake in each startup.

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By Joining Our Batch

You don't get a developer

You don't get a developer

Once on the Batch, you get access to one of our in-house tech teams. That’s a Project Manager (who's also a Scrum Master), a UI/UX Designer, a Lead Developer (Mobile or Web - according to your product), an Architect overseeing the project, and a back-end developer.

You are not building just software

You are not building just software

Neither are we. And that is exactly why we chose to work exclusively with Startups. Keeping in sight the grand vision of building a Tech company highly benefits the collaboration and the product. Surely it comes with some pressure and many caffeinated all-nighters, but we’re just as hooked as you are.

You will stop looking for funding

You will stop looking for funding

Our payment plan is specifically tailored for bootstrapping founders. You can get started on your project with a 14% down payment while the rest of the development cost is spread over 18 months. With the advised scope, you should have a first version within 5 to 8 months, so you can test your market and decide whether you want to pursue. At best, your project gets the traction you’re aiming for and starts paying for its own development, at worst you can cancel the next month, with up to 60% of the (built) project’s cost forgiven.

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Why should I apply?


A 15-minute talk with people who have been there before can help you identify

anomalies and potential set-backs, saving you months of hardship.

Startup Patterns

We’ve built Startup Patterns to provide busy founders with bite-sized Startup Lessons twice a week.

Startup Patterns

We’ve built Startup Patterns to provide busy founders with bite-sized Startup Lessons twice a week.


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