Growth hackers for tech startups 

We help tech startups with technical leadership, product development, and growth.



Virtual CTO

Technical leadership for your startup

Development Leadership

Product or platform development management and leadership

Product Development

Agile and DevOps development and testing – iOS, Android, Web…

Customer Insight

Customer feedback and key metrics for your product or platform

Product Management

Assisting founders with product strategy based on customer insight

Grow Your Team

Our goal is for you to replace us by having us hire, train, and mentor your own team


  • We’re part of the  Equinox IT  group and leverage their technical depth to deliver flexible services to help you grow your tech startup
  • We bring the right skills and experience for your need – CTO, dev manager, tech dev lead, Agile developer, tester, tech hiring specialist
  • We provide ultimate flexibility – get a person, a team, a few days, full-time, turn on, turn off, as you require…


Our name Wild Strait honours the raging gales, smashing waves, horizontal rain, and white knuckled airplane landings that are all part of living and working in our rugged, stunning, wild and dynamic Wellington city.

Start the Conversation

Deane Sloane leads the team and is always keen to talk through your ideas, challenges, requirements and future possibilities.


He’s “been there, done that”, including tech start-ups, designing software and systems, deep dive technical stuff, growing teams, saving projects and running a tech company.


Contact Deane through the form below to start the conversation, and he’ll be back in touch. 


Complete the form below to start the conversation; most often Deane Sloan will be your first point of contact.