Rakesh Sharma

Rakesh Sharma

  • • Writer with 8+ years of experience about the intersection between technology and business.
  • • Contributor to a wide variety of publications - Forbes, San Francisco Business Times, The Street, and India Abroad.
  • • Currently writing about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies for Investopedia.


Rakesh worked as a technical writer for eight years in his past life in the IT Services industry. During grad school at the Medill School of Journalism in Northwestern University, he honed his reporting chops and knowledge of business. 

After graduation, he wrote about commodity trading for Active Trader. He changed subjects to writing about technology and startups with a shift to the San Francisco Bay Area. But a move to New York brought him back to business. His current reporting focus area is bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  

In all, Rakesh has written for a variety of publications, from profiling the US Junior Chess Champion for India Abroad to covering 3D printing for Forbes. You can see some more samples of his work at www.rakeshksharma.com.    


Rakesh received his Master's degree from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

Quote from Rakesh

"I enjoy simplifying complex and arcane finance-related topics and educating readers about them. I learn about new topics even as I educate readers about them."

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