Why Subscribe?

Hi, I’m John Thomey, founder of Urban Tech, a newsletter and podcast. I’m a graduate student at the University of Southern California, studying Public Policy and Urban Planning.

Broadly speaking, Urban Tech’s focus is analyzing how the innovation economy (tech) intersects with cities in both positive and negative ways.

Prior to going back to school, I worked in politics and tech as a press consultant. I worked for state and local officials, real estate developers, tech startups, and non-profits.

I’m building Urban Tech to be an original source for innovation-focused analysis of the trends, companies and people, impacting cities and how we experience them.

Urban Tech is currently read by over 600 individuals each week.

Subscribers include reporters at national publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; writers at new media organizations like Axios, Morning Brew, and The Information; venture capitalists; startup founders; tech employees; and professionals across residential and commercial real estate.

Urban Tech has been featured in Politico and other media outlets.

I send the newsletter out twice weekly on Monday and Thursday mornings between 8:30-10:30 am ET.

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If you want to pitch me a story or connect me with someone for Urban Tech, feel free to email me at john@urbantechnews.net.

Urban Tech is not a news publication, but we do produce original analysis and content. In your pitch, please explain why the story is at the intersection of cities and tech.