Abel Rodriguez

Abel Rodriguez is a Built In news reporter covering the technology industry in Chicago, Seattle and other markets. Prior to joining Built In in 2021, he was a community reporter for Cicero Independiente. His work has also appeared in various Chicago nonprofit newsrooms including Injustice Watch and Borderless.


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Several Chicago tech founders featured in this quarter’s Built In Future 5 series.
These tech companies are making serious innovations in their industries and might be working on the next big thing in tech.
Images of Ludex’s mobile app on several iPhones showing the worth of a user’s collection.
The Chicago startup has raised over $8 million. This funding comes from family and friends rounds and as convertible debt.
Reach Pathways holding a $4,000 check after wining the SXSW Pitch competition.
A lot happened in the world of tech last week. Catch up with the Built In Chicago Weekly Refresh.
Sanarai founder Luis Suarez poses for a photo against a blue background.
The startup connects Spanish speakers to psychologists based in Latin America.
An image of a human face with colorful spirals coming out of the top of the head.
Glaze developed a tool that can “cloak” artwork and prevent AI tools from copying it.
The Chicago skyline and Buckingham fountain.
Tech companies across industries are establishing physical offices and hiring local tech talent.
Trala co-founders post for a photo together.
A lot happened in the world of tech last week. Catch up with the Built In Chicago Weekly Refresh.
Cambio co-founder and CEO Blesson Abraham poses for a photo.
Cambio also helps users settle debt with collectors.
The Chicago skyline seen from Lincoln Park.
Learn about the startups that will pitch investors at the 2023 Techstars demo day.
A United Airlines plane flying over clouds.
The airline said using algae-based fuel is expected to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
Bond Vet co-founders sit together holding two puppies.
Catch up on the latest local tech news with the Built In Chicago Weekly Refresh.
A ClearFlame Engine Technologies truck in front of a building.
The company will launch new partnerships to adapt its tech for the agricultural market.