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Built In’s Expert Contributor Network
Built In’s Expert Contributor section publishes thoughtful, solutions-oriented stories, commentary and dispatches written by innovators in the trenches at businesses — from local startups to multinational corporations — around the world. These features combine insights and storytelling to inform and entertain an engaged tech audience. Our Expert Contributors Network is one of tech’s leading destinations for sharing compelling, first-hand accounts of problem-solving on the road to innovation.
Our Expert Contributor section publishes thoughtful, solutions-oriented stories, commentary and dispatches written by innovators in the trenches at businesses — from local startups to multinational corporations — around the world. These features combine insights and storytelling to inform and entertain an engaged tech audience. Our Expert Contributors Network is one of tech’s leading destinations for sharing compelling, first-hand accounts of problem-solving on the road to innovation.
deal contributors are problem solvers on development and engineering, data and analytics, design/product and user experience, marketing and sales teams and in the HR space. They can work everywhere from early stage startups to established giants. They can be in the C-suite or just beginning to lead a team. VCs, advisors and tech researchers are also welcome.
We have published some of the biggest names in the tech industry, including former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Netflix co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph, LinkedIn co-founder and former CEO Reid Hoffman, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Spotify former Chief Economist Will Page, Google Chief Decision Scientist Cassie Kozyrkov and a16z Partner Andrew Chen, among many others.
Why You Should Contribute.
The Built In network reaches more than three million readers, the majority of whom are mid- to senior-level tech professionals. Publishing on our network increases visibility for your company, your expertise and your brand, and can help attract top talent to your team.
Unlike other contributor networks, Built In also offers professional editing — developmental and structural as well as line and copy — at the level you’d receive as a writer at a major national publication. Our team can help elevate ideas, language and headlines so your pieces reach the largest audience and gain the utmost influence within the industry and your specialty.
Because all pitches, ideas and drafts are formally evaluated by an independent team of professional editors, publication on Built In also confers professional prestige. You will be among an exclusive group of expert contributors recognized throughout the industry for the quality and depth of their work.
Here’s How To Pitch Us.
Send us a paragraph outlining the professional challenge or subject you’d like to write about to [email protected].
Pitches that get the green light include the following elements:
A suggested headline that will attract a readership within your area of expertise
A topic that focuses on a current trend or issue in tech, with remedies for approaching it. Please note that we will not accept features that focus on a specific tech or company (in other words, we don’t publish sponsored content).
A summary of the proposed feature that specifies why a tech audience would be interested. Would you read the proposed article if it popped up in your inbox?
Novel approaches for subjects (diversity in tech, women in tech, mentoring, employee retention, employee engagement) that have been written about extensively on Built In and elsewhere
Credentials for the proposed author.
These pieces should reveal solutions that might help others think through similar challenges. Map the hiccups you overcame on the way to specific innovations. Show how you solved a thorny problem. Write frankly about challenges that stumped you and speculate about what you think the future might hold in your specialty. As you work on your pitch, here are a few samples of successful articles from our archive.
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Software Development + Engineering
If our team is interested in your story, they’ll be in touch.
Built In has published some of the most exciting voices in the tech industry today, ranging from established leaders to up-and-coming innovators. Here are some of the notable names we’ve worked with, and we’re excited to see your work join their ranks.
Rahul Agarwal is a senior machine learning engineer at Roku.
Vikas Agrawal is a start-up investor and co-founder of the Infographic design agency Infobrandz.com. He is also a research analyst and strategic marketing consultant. Vikas advises and plans the visual marketing campaigns for medium-to-large-sized companies and has worked globally across multiple industries including retail, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, telecom and pharmaceuticals to deploy effective strategic marketing plans and methodologies. He is also a writer on technology, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Bushra Anjum has a Ph.D. in computer science and expertise in statistical analysis, predictive modeling, distributed systems engineering, and distributed data processing. She has been recognized by Tribune as a Top 20 under 40 Professional. Dr. Anjum is currently serving as a senior analytics manager at Doximity.
Nick Babich is a UX architect and writer with more than 15 years of experience in the field of product design.
Rubens Cantuni is an Emmy-awarded digital product designer, currently working as UX design manager for one of the world’s biggest tech companies.
Przemek Chojecki has a Ph.D. in mathematics and was named on a Forbes 30 under 30 list. He runs Contentyze, a content generation platform.
Billy Frazier is a writer and tech consultant who has explored the trifecta of tech careers: freelancing, founding and full-time consulting. He is currently a senior consultant at Slalom.
Samuel Garcia is a senior associate at Amplo, a venture capital fund. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is a legal tech contributor to Law.com.
Hailley Griffis is the head of public relations at Buffer and a co-host of the MakeWorkWork podcast. She writes about remote work, public relations and career progression.
Tiffany Hale is a UX designer.
Edward Hearn has a Ph.D. in economics and works at Resolution Economics. Most of his career has been in workforce analytics and human capital modeling.
Shannon Hogue is the global head of solutions engineering at Karat. She has over 20 years of experience managing distributed software teams and building structured hiring programs.
Karan Kanwar is the head of engineering at Wing.
Zack Kertcher is a clinical assistant professor at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an accomplished data scientist, instructor and thought leader with an extensive record of directing, designing and executing large-scale data projects.
Meriam Kharbat is a senior software engineer at Field Intelligence Inc.
Eric Kleppen is a software product analyst II at Infinite Campus.
Will Koehrsen is a senior machine learning engineer at Cortex Sustainability Intelligence.
Vihar Kurama is a machine learning engineer who writes about data science.
Artem Oppermann is a research engineer at BTC Embedded Systems.
Parul Pandey is a data scientist at Weights & Biases and a Kaggle grandmaster.
Will Pearson is the co-founder and managing partner at Scalero, a platform and consultancy for email marketing.
David Ryan Polgar is an international speaker and expert regarding tech ethics, content moderation and how emerging technology is changing what it means to be human. He is the founder of All Tech Is Human and a founding member of TikTok’s content advisory council.
Joe Procopio is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. He’s currently leading product at GetSpiffy and is the founder at Teaching Startup. Exits include Automated Insights and ExitEvent.
Omar Rabbolini is an entrepreneur, management consultant and personal coach with 20 years of experience in software engineering. He previously worked as VP of engineering at Divide, a startup acquired by Google, and as head of engineering at GoAnimate.
Karen Rhorer is director of strategy and analytics at Twilio.
Tissa Richards is a technology entrepreneur who has founded and invested in software companies and holds over a dozen patents.
Jye Sawtell-Rickson is a data scientist at Meta.
Vikas Solegaonkar is a technical manager at Tech Mahindra.
Mitchell Telatnik is an associate security consultant at Insight.
Jack Theis is a partner at Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP and a former associate White House counsel and Department of Justice trial lawyer.
David Vandegrift is the co-founder and CTO of 4Degrees, a Chicago-based startup using AI to help professionals build stronger relationships. He is also the author of The Future of Business and regularly writes on AI, technology and relationship development.
David Wang is a product manager who takes a human-centered design approach when shipping a product. His current work involves developing and enriching the customer experience at Nordstrom (Trunk Club) throughout the native (mobile) app experience.
Ying Wang is a software polymath with professional experience in full-stack web development and data engineering.
Michael White is an assistant professor of genetics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the lab, he works on developing biotechnologies and understanding the mechanics of gene regulation.
Russ Wilcox is a partner at Pillar VC and a venture partner at the Harvard Rock Center who mentors student teams at the Harvard Innovation Lab. He was previously the founder and CEO of E Ink, Transatomic Power, and Piper Therapeutics.
Casey Winters is CPO at Eventbrite and a partner at Reforge.
Tony Yiu is the director of quant R&D at Solovis.
Julia Zolotarev is a software engineer at JupiterOne.