Ryan Singel

Co-Founder and CEO

I'm one of the co-founder of Contextly, which helps publications of all sizes thrive in the age of drive-by readers. We help sites increase engagement and page-views, without trickery or low-rent paid links.

Prior to Contextly, I wrote and edited at Wired for a decade, where I covered search engines, tech policy, privacy, social networking, startups, etc. for's Business and Threat Level sections.

(415) 312-4870

Ben Autrey

Co-Founder and CTO

Ben Autrey has been building graph-based ranking, recommendation and inference systems on large social datasets since 2008. At InboxQ (YC W '10) he designed a system for identifying high-quality questions on Twitter and automatically matching them to knowledgeable experts.

At Dynamic Signal he designed systems for automatically discovering and ranking users and content in narrowly-defined areas of interest. Ben studied math, statistics and economics at UC Berkeley.