A new manager asked for an external assessment of our software for scalability and sustainability for next investment round..
I’m the technical co-founder (very few equities though), we are only 3 developers and I’m still very involved in programming. I’m probably more like the lead engineer than a CTO.
We are in the 5th year, our turnover almost $1M, We are not in huge debt, but our money is running out so we want to ask for a funding.
I think the assessment company is going to propose a complete rewrite of the platform, developed by them.
I’m very nervous about that. They will propose a completely different technological stack. I’ll have no expertise in it.
The actual software is very old (+8 years), evolved as a “consultingware” mess and even if working and horizontally scalable, must be renewed.
So, from one side I would like to befriend them (we need fresh resources and expertise) on the other side I’m afraid I’ll be useless after the migration.
I don’t know how to behave during the process.