Tech start-ups need a technical advisor. Even if you think you are the exception to the rule, take a moment to read on and then decide.
Developers (like everyone else on the planet) use the tools they know best and with which they are most comfortable. However, those particular tools may not be the best ones to get your job done. There may be other products that will help you reach your goals faster and help you avoid untold levels of pain. Having someone there to look at the entire process in a strategic way is important. A technical advisor will help “translate” for you, too. It’s good policy to know the technical details so your investors feel reassured that you have your hands on all of the moving pieces that are necessary to achieve success.