We have a few rockstar Contributors who help make The Takeoff amazing!

🔥 Our Contributors

Gaby Goldberg (@gaby_goldberg)

  • Senior at Stanford University
  • Investor at Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Former Investor at Chapter One

Gaby's content for The Takeoff:

Yash Gaitonde (@ygaitonde)

  • Engineer at Jupiter (YC S19)
  • Incoming Freshman at University of Michigan

Yash's content for The Takeoff:

Shaheel Mitra (@ShaheelMitra)

  • Senior at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Former Summer Analyst at Adage Capital Management and IndieBio

Aruni Soni

  • Sophomore at Columbia University
  • Founder of The Unorthodocs
  • Freelance Writer for The Des Moines Register

Aruni helps us with our Podcast Production!

Lila Shroff (@LilaShroff)






What Contributors do

We give our Contributors a lot of flexibility in what they do for The Takeoff. It's really a, "you get out of it what you put in," type of experience.

Contributors have the ability to:

  • Interview founders, operators, and investors for our newsletter or podcast.
  • Help with content discovery and curation for our What We've Been Following newsletters.
  • Drive growth for The Takeoff on their college campuses and in other communities they are a part of.
  • Suggest new areas for The Takeoff to expand into AND potentially lead projects in these spaces.
  • Help write and edit content (both written and audio).
  • Maybe more? We want to give our Contributors a lot of flexibility and the freedom to do what will help them progress towards their goals (well, as long as this still relates to the general theme of The Takeoff).

Who can be a Contributor?


  • You are an undergrad in college or a high school student.
  • You love startups, technology, venture capital, and / or entrepreneurship.
  • You love learning.
  • You want to join an awesome Team and help thousands of people just like you learn more about the startup and venture capital world.

Want to get involved with The Takeoff as a Contributor?

If you're an undergrad in college or a high student and want to get involved with The Takeoff as a Contributor, reach out to us on Twitter or shoot an email to Michael (

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