Tech debt is the off-balance sheet cost of technology work that needs to be done in the future. It accumulates by choosing a limited/less expensive technical solution now and pushing off the full/more expensive solution to the future. By not implementing the full solution now, companies are faced with the need to ‘rework’ software development in the future. Having worked closely with more than 25 startups during their journey from early-stage to growth stage, I have gained an understanding of how tech debts trigger reworking and what startups should do to avoid it and move to the next level. Startups…

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