Technically acquires news site in tech-rich Pittsburgh

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Technically Media, the company that operates the  Technical.ly Delaware  site has acquired StartNow Pittsburgh, a news site focused on covering Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The acquisition is timed with Technical.ly’s expansion to Pittsburgh — the publication’s fifth market with daily dedicated reporting.

“Led by tireless local efforts and popularized by a cluster of tech giant satellite offices, Pittsburgh has become synonymous with economic transformation,” said Christopher Wink, Technically Media cofounder and CEO. “That success is incomplete and unequal though; Technical.ly intends to track local progress and add national context.”

 

StartNow was founded in 2015 and features original stories, a weekly Email newsletter, company calendar and startup company index.

More than 50,000 people receive Technical.ly’s newsletters, including in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Delaware, Philadelphia and now Pittsburgh. Technical.ly  exited the Brooklyn, NY market a few years ago. Technical.ly is published by Technically Media, a 20-person independent digital media company founded in 2009.

The acquisition completes the journey for Quayle, who self-funded the brand through its entire lifecycle.

Technical.ly has reported in Pittsburgh since 2018, through a series of projects. In summer 2021, Technical.ly will begin daily reporting.

“When Technical.ly joins a community, we do so with intention. We have been deliberate in getting to know Pittsburgh over the last several years,” Wink said. “This partnership is meant to further show the importance we put on local first.”

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