Charli Renken
News Reporter at Built In
Expertise: San Francisco and Boston Tech News
Education: B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Charli Renken is a news reporter covering the tech industry in Boston, San Francisco and other markets. Their work has also appeared in publications including Fandom Forward, Block Club Chicago and the Denver Post.

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Boss Fight Entertainment
Mar 28, 2022
The streaming giant strikes a critical hit by acquiring Dallas-based Boss Fight Entertainment.
washington dc tech news
Mar 28, 2022
A look back at last week's biggest D.C. tech news.
digit7 CEO Chithrai Mani
Mar 24, 2022
Digit7 develops products aimed at helping organizations digitally transform their operations.
SparkMeter workers install the company's grid visibility platform to an electricity pole.
Mar 24, 2022
The D.C. startup offers smart grid technology that aims to supply rural and underserved communities with more reliable electricity.
temperpack raised 140m goldman sachs
Mar 23, 2022
You may not have heard of this Virginia company before, but your weekly meal kit delivery service certainly has.
threatblockr raises $5m
Mar 23, 2022
Virginia-based ThreatBlockr aims to stop incoming and outbound threats outright through active defense tactics.
inc regionals list 2022 dc
Mar 21, 2022
Find out which D.C. companies saw the highest growth rates over a two-year period.
washington dc tech startup news
Mar 21, 2022
Here’s what you missed last week in the D.C. tech scene.
cambium carbon seed round
Mar 16, 2022
More salvageable trees fall in U.S. cities than in national forests each year. Instead of sending that wood to landfills, Cambium Carbon is diverting it to sawyers and millers.
govtech dc tech companies
Mar 16, 2022
Uncle Sam needs an upgrade. Are D.C. tech companies up to the task?
wework growth campus expanding
Mar 16, 2022
Following its successful NYC launch, WeWork Growth Campus is expanding to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
placemakr raises $90m, WhyHotel rebrand
Mar 15, 2022
Placemakr offers an apartment-hotel hybrid hospitality experience for residential and short-term accommodations.