Lisa Bertagnoli
Senior Staff Reporter at Built In
Expertise: Finance and business, nonprofits and philanthropy, arts and culture
Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, Indiana University

Lisa Bertagnoli is a Built In senior staff reporter covering fintech and blockchain. During four decades as a journalist and writer, she has covered personal finance, business, arts and culture, philanthropy, health, and the restaurant industry. Her work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business, AARP Bulletin and Chicago magazine. She has written profiles of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, soprano Renee Fleming, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Citadel founder Ken Griffin, Paylocity founder Steve Sarowitz, former First Lady of Illinois Diana Rauner, and Steve Greenberg, R. Kelly’s criminal defense attorney.

Before joining Built In in February of 2021, Lisa was a staff reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business, and prior to that, freelanced for 20 years. Lisa holds dual bachelors’ degrees in journalism and American history from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in linguistics from Indiana University. 

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A digital face made of code overlapping a human's face.
Sep 28, 2022
Human in the loop enables humans to refine machine learning models.
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Sep 22, 2022
Build your artificial intelligence knowledge database by adding a few AI podcasts to your listening routine.
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Sep 20, 2022
Working from home prompted these tech professionals to change the way they approach the workday.
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Sep 20, 2022
Choose the right ingredients and the right chefs to concoct an e-commerce site that’s beautiful and effective.
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Sep 20, 2022
Bid farewell gracefully and professionally with a short, heartfelt note of gratitude.
Blockchain cubes with icons showing the advantages of blockchain.
Sep 14, 2022
Blockchain is transparent, decentralized, fast and efficient. Can some of those advantages also be challenges?
A smart contract at the center of a crypto exchange.
Sep 06, 2022
They’re both simpler and more complicated than you’d think.
A model wearing clothes selected by AI fashion technology.
Aug 30, 2022
Artificial intelligence’s versatility makes it the technological little black dress of the apparel industry.
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Aug 25, 2022
These organizations support the creation and management of all things Web3.
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Aug 19, 2022
Cognitive computing technologies have rocketed since 2011, when a computer won a game show.
A person watching their crypto rewards grow on their mobile device after staking crypto.
Jul 29, 2022
Buying and setting aside crypto is one way to earn passive income. But it’s also risky.
A pattern of cryptocurrency coins.
Jul 28, 2022
In the beginning, there was Bitcoin. Now there are thousands of cryptocurrencies.