Sam Colt is a marketing writer at Blend, a fintech startup that partners with lenders to streamline and improve the mortgage application experience.

Before joining Blend, Sam worked at Testlio, a global QA testing platform, where he led and executed the organization's content marketing programs to drive lead generation and top-line growth.

Previously, Sam was a content associate at Bateman Group an award-winning enterprise tech PR firm based in San Francisco. At Bateman, Sam managed and executed content marketing programs for some of Silicon Valley's most influential tech companies, including Google for Work, LinkedIn, Atlassian, Scale Venture Partners, and Virtustream. He works closely with industry experts to craft articles that have appeared in WiredTechCrunch, Fast Company, and other leading publications at the intersection of business and technology.

Prior to Bateman Group, Sam served as a content specialist at SutherlandGold Group, a boutique tech PR firm in San Francisco's Jackson Square. At SG, Sam developed executive media platforms at Fortune, The Huffington Postand contributed to the acquisition of a publicly traded enterprise communications company worth nearly $2 billion. Sam's SG clients included Apigee (acquired by Google), Udemy, and Autopilot. 

Prior to SutherlandGold Group, Sam served as a technology reporter at Business Insider, where he covered the business of Apple, the world's largest (and to some, most interesting) company. Sam was the first to report rumors of Apple's electric car development initiative, Project Titan. Sam also covered San Francisco's startup and venture capital community, including former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao's discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Before Business Insider, Sam studied history and the humanities at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. At Kenyon, Sam wrote for the college's newspaper, The Kenyon Collegian, as well as its blog arm, The Kenyon Thrill. Sam's articles revealed tensions between faculty and Kenyon's administration, raised concerns of local crime, and explored the politics of the college's rural environs. Sam also freelanced during college for digital outlets including Mic, The Huffington Post, and NextGen Journal

Say hi: samccolt@gmail.com


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