All About Startups

Welcome, my name is David Beckemeyer. I’m a startup-focused entrepreneur, developer, mentor, investor, and executive-for-hire in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 20 years experience, founding, running, advising, and investing in tech-startups.

My passion is working with world-class startup teams to successfully deliver products that make a positive impact on the world.

Interim CTO

Entrepreneurs around the world hire me to execute their startup strategy and achieve their product vision dreams.

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CEO Advisory
Industry and subject matter advice & mentoring, as well as making networking connections. Assistance with fundraising, pitch decks, business models, and narratives.

Tech Team Development
Help establish clear goals and effective communication channels and automate processes to scale up your tech team without losing efficiency.

Product Management
Help establish or improve product management tools and processes to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Assist in building a collaborative DevOps culture, automate workflows, and leverage DevOps and agile principles to ramp-up your delivery cycle and accelerate your speed to market by streamlining your software development and system operations.

Software Architecture
Modern languages, protocols, development tools, practices, and methodologies for web, mobile, and cloud-native backend solutions

System Architecture
Platforms, cloud, integrations, build vs. buy. Scalability, migrations, data architecture, ML, and data engineering for new and existing products.


I have experience in a wide variety of technologies, but your opportunity is more interesting to me if it’s using these technologies.


  • Linux/UNIX command-line
    • Mac OS X command-line
  • Linux/UNIX system administration
  • IP networking, routing
  • AWS and cloud infrastructure
  • Docker
  • Mysql and RDBMS in general
    • data modeling and database design
    • queries and sub-queries
  • RESTful APIs
    • JSON
  • unit, integration, and end-to-end testing
  • CI/CD


  • React/Gatsby, JSX, Javascript ES6
    • Node, npm
    • HTML, CSS, Bootstrap
    • Cypress (end-to-end testing framework)
  • Go
    • Make, mockgen
  • CircleCI


Reasonable rates offered for consideration of flexibility and accommodations.

• Exclusively remote •

• Flexible hours, up to 15-20 hours per week •

• Intersting technology and projects •

• Collaborative team environment •

Competitive hourly rate, weekly or monthly retainer.

Possibility of equity to offset a portion of cash compensation to preserve cash-flow for the right opportunities.


Reach out via email or LinkedIn. I love getting to know fellow entrepreneurs!